Shirley Davene Goodman

December 23, 1940November 5, 2018

Davene Goodman was born December 23, 1940 in Josephine, TX. She is the daughter of WWII vet David Miller, and granddaughter of WWI vet Couch Petty. She met Gary Goodman in Sunday school and they were married for over sixty years. In her forties Davene went back to college and became a Registered Nurse. She was very family oriented and always had her families back. Davene was extremely outgoing and personable, and knew how to put anyone at ease. She loved to shop and was the finest dresser on the planet. Her favorite place was on the beach and going on cruises.

Davene passed away on November 5, 2018, and is preceded in death by husband Gary Goodman Sr, son Gary Goodman Jr., daughter in law Kathy Goodman, son-in-law David Farmer, her parents Shirley and David Miller, and lifelong friends.

Davene is survived by daughter; Melanie Farmer, and grandson; Gavin Farmer of Lewisville, TX, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gill and Elketha Goodman, nieces Gina Baron and Misti Southers, nephews Gill and Kendall Goodman, and family members, and lifelong friends.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

Shirley Davene Goodman

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Zemedah Watlington

November 9, 2018

I recently met ms. Davene and enjoyed the time I spent with her when I visited you Melanie. My love and prayers are with you and Gavin.

Rhonda Pollard

November 9, 2018

Mrs Goodman was one of the classiest ladies i ever met. She always had a smile and always made me laugh. I will never forget her. Melanie and Gavin my heart breaks for you as i am heartbroken too hearing of her passing.