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Leona Clairine Good

July 30, 1928January 10, 2020

Leona Clairine Good, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2020. She was born July 30, 1928 in Strathcona, Minnesota to John C. and Sigrid (Johnson) Nelson. Leona met her future husband, Norman Good, while she was studying and he was on the staff at the University of Minnesota. From there, she and Norman would live in England, Canada, Minnesota and finally settling in Mason, Michigan to raise their family. Leona was a voracious reader - there was nothing she wouldn't read if she could get her hands on it and she was especially passionate about history. She also loved gardening and was active at Fenner Nature Center, serving on the board and as a past president. She instilled her love of nature in every one of her children, and she was skilled in sewing, quilting, and needlework.

Leona was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She is survived by her children, John (Mih-seh) Good, Jennifer Good, David (Leanna) Good, Karen (Brian) Caires, Kathleen (Richard) Martinez, and Doug Good; her grandchildren, Andrew Good, David Caires, and Richard Martinez; and her siblings, Vern (Karen) Nelson, Lenay (Jerry) VanHorn, Adell (the late Walter) Miller, and Jeanne (Pat) Collins.

No services will be held at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made in Leona's honor to any hospice organization, and online condolences may be expressed at www.greastlansing.com.


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Ronald Eggleston

January 17, 2020

Every nonprofit organization needs volunteers like Leona. She devoted an incredible amount of time and energy to Fenner Nature Center over the years. She was a faithful attendee at the apple-peeling sessions prior to Apple Butter Festival, and amazed many by her creative use of apple butter in tasty treats for the other volunteers. In earlier years, she participated in the quilt projects that were fundraisers for Friends of Fenner Nature Center, and she served on the Board of FoFNC, including terms as President. She inspired many people to support Fenner Nature Center, and the current expansion and vitality of the park, under the management of FoFNC's successor, Fenner Conservancy, owes a lot to her and other wonderful volunteers, including her daughter. The photo comes from the historical files at Fenner Nature Center


January 16, 2020

To John, Jennifer, David, Karen, Katie and Dougie...our family was saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. Our favorite memories are how generous she was to all the neighbor kids. We always felt welcome in your home. Summer days were such a treat because your mom always included us in your pool. What great times we had when she put the flag up and we spent hours swimming together. What a great time we all had. She was always so calm and gentle. You were blessed to have such a mom. Thinking of you all. Nikki, Jeff, and Peter Andrews

Bob & Pam Cline

January 14, 2020

Dear Jennifer and family,
Sending our condolences in the passing of your mother. We remember your mom and dad and the whole Sandhill gang.
Our prayers are with you.
Bob & Pam Cline