Lois A Goodwin
November 3, 1934 – November 16, 2020
Lois “Loy” A. Goodwin passed away peacefully at the age of 86 in her home in Citrus Heights, California, on Monday, November 16, 2020 with her daughter and two of her grandchildren by her side. She died of natural causes. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, her family has decided to postpone holding a public memorial service at this time. Loy was born to Horace C. Stephenson and Margaret Alice Bienroth on November 3, 1934 in Colorado. At a young age, her family relocated to the Pacific Northwest and Loy spent most of her childhood in Oregon, making the most of her youth as a bright student and a high school cheerleader. Loy had three children with her first husband, Gordon Huffman. The family made their way out to California in 1960 where Gordon and Loy eventually went their separate ways. In 1965, Loy married Paul J. Goodwin, M.D, in Mexico and remained married to him until his death in 2012. Loy and Paul settled with their children in Placer County in 1970 and became beloved members of the community. They traveled the world together and ran marathons in Hawaii, Paris, and London. Before getting her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1996 at the age of 62, Loy was a paramedic and helped run her husband’s medical practice in Roseville. When their first grandchild was born in 1986, Paul and Loy adopted their new role as grandparents with tremendous pride. Their home in Granite Bay became a meeting place for everyone to gather and celebrate memories that were formidable in the lives of all friends and family who had the pleasure of knowing them. Loy is survived by her younger brother, Gary Stephenson of Oregon, and her two daughters, Kelly Campbell and Shanna Huffman. Her eldest son, Michael, died in 1998. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Cory Hanline and Cody Masi of North Carolina, and Justine and Bryan Campbell of the California Bay Area.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Lois A Goodwin
November 20, 2020
I met Loy through Justine Campbell; her granddaughter, and someone I care about. That was our connection.
Loy was kind. She welcomed me as a family member. She would not hesitate to say "you're family and come visit anytime."
My most fond memory of Loy is being with her during the holiday season. We enjoyed dinner, talked with the kids, and celebrated.
Loy was special and I will miss her. Bridget
November 19, 2020
Loy was simply the most wonderful and caring grandmother a girl could ever have. I cannot think of my childhood without thinking of the amazing support and companionship she gave to me. She told me that I could be and do whatever I wanted and she embodied that wisdom herself.
I never imagined a day would come when I would not be able to call her and talk about my day or reminisce about times past. There are so many things I still wish I could say to her and I desire most of all to hold her hand and sing with her the songs she used to love.
May her life be a testament to the impact a loving grandparent can make on the life of their grandchild. May her open heart and the love she gave me continue to guide my future as it always has.
Goodbye grandma. Thank you for everything.