Edward Allen Good, 72, of Darby went peacefully to Heaven on Friday, September 10, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula due to Covid-19. He was born in 1949 to his parents Ralph and Lillian Good in Oakland. He was proud of his service in the U.S. Army and always showed respect in public when he met another veteran. Until retirement, Ed was an excellent carpenter working mostly in California. Those who worked with Ed valued his expertise in the trade and remained friends with him until his passing.
He cherished his Irish heritage and the family frame it created. And, studying genealogy was one of his favorite pastimes. He was a compassionate man of great integrity who loved everything Montana. A friend recently said God must have a special herd of buffalo in heaven that needed tending and He promoted Ed to that role.
An excellent communicator, His wife tells the story of how every night she thought their dinner would get cold as Ed would pray such long, long prayers. He talked to God about our country’s leadership, the soldiers presently fighting for our freedom and those who were wounded in hospitals; he prayed for the protection of his precious family members; asking blessings upon friends, former and present neighbors and anyone who needed healing. The prayer would go on and on, until finally he would close asking for protection for his community and thanking God for his wife. God knew him well because they communicated together daily.
Many of his Internet business partners wept openly when they heard of his passing as he loved every one of them. He was a great neighbor and knew everyone by name including the horses and mules. And at Christmas, he would buy bicycles for children in need in Darby as well as bake goodies for his neighbors. Over the years, he and his wife supported many charities in their previous neighborhood of Placerville, California where they had many friends. Marshall Foundation for Community Health; the Kiwanis Club; Motherlode Rehabilitation Enterprises; Big Brothers Big Sisters; The Center for Violence Free Relationships; Soroptimists; and the Boys and Girls Club were among their favorite charities.
He will be forever missed by his loving wife of 25 years, Karen Good of Darby; his children, Justin Good of San Antonio, TX, Stacey Good and husband Eric Threlkel of Trenton, KY; stepson, Eric Glenn and wife Margie of Phoenix, AZ; stepson, Cody Glenn of Ehrenberg, AZ; his grandchildren Alex, Kaylee, and David Glenn of Phoenix, AZ; Elijah Glenn of El Dorado Hills, CA; Dalton, Hannah and Hudson Good of San Antonio, TX. He is survived by his brothers and sisters – James Good and wife Laurie of Rapid City, SD; Art Good and wife Valerie of Grass Valley; Cliff Good and wife Sue of Sacramento; Mary Williams and husband Lucky of Las Vegas; Corinne Andrews and husband Don of Livermore, CA; Nadine Good of San Leandro; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Jody Glenn.
Ed’s day revolved around music. In their home you could always hear music, especially George Strait, his favorite. The lyrics to the song, “The Cowboy Rides Away” was a fitting tribute at his burial in Lone Pine Cemetery, Darby, on September 24 with Pastor Bob Lokker presiding and full military honors. Arrangements were through Daly Leach Chapel, Hamilton.
The family requests memorials be made to either Wounded Warrior Project (support.woundedwarriorproject.org) or Open Doors International (secure.openoorsusa.org).
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