Danny George Goodwine
January 14, 1946 – July 5, 2018
Danny G. Goodwine, 72, passed away surrounded by family after battling a brief and sudden illness on July 5, 2018 in Denver. Danny was born on January 14, 1946 to William (Bill) Goodwine and Cleona (Speer) Goodwine-Nelson in Greeley, Colorado. He was a 1964 graduate of Greeley High School, after which he attended Colorado State University, and later the University of Northern Colorado. In 1972 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
He married Jody Lupher on August 21, 1969 in Vail, Colorado. Shortly thereafter he began his 33 year career as an engineer at Mountain Bell (later USWest, Qwest Communications, and Century Link). After Danny’s retirement, he worked tirelessly as financial manager of The Counseling Center, a business he and Jody built together.
He was also a sergeant in the Air National Guard from 1967 to 1973.
Danny was a gifted athlete, he excelled in football, basketball, and softball, and was a champion water skier. He also enjoyed snow skiing, ice skating, roller skating, volleyball and golf. As an exceptionally loving and devoted family man, Danny always supported his daughters’, grandsons’, nieces’, and nephews’ sporting and musical activities; and coached nearly every soccer and softball team his girls played on. He was also an avid Broncos, Nuggets, and Rockies fan; almost never missing a game.
He was preceded in death by his parents and step-brother Jeff Fahrenbruch.
He is survived by his wife Jody; daughters Dana (Jay) Clanin of Longmont and Beth Goodwine of Greeley; a sister Nancy (Bill) Adams of Greeley; grandmother Betty Speer of Evans; step-mother Dean Goodwine of Greeley; step-brothers Scott Fahrenbruch of Carson City, Nevada and Cory (Anna) Fahrenbruch of Naples, Florida, and Tom (Sue) Nelson of Greeley; grandsons Evan and Mitchell Clanin of Longmont; nephews Jason (Kristie) Adams, Bob (Susan) Adams, and Tyler Adams and nieces Nicole Adams and Kayla Adams.
A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley. Danny wasn’t big on suits and ties, so please feel free to dress comfortably.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Danny Goodwine to The Poudre River Trail Corridor Inc. in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.
- Jody Goodwine, Wife
- Dana & Jay Clanin, Daughter & Son-in-law
- Beth Goodwine, Daughter
- Nancy & Bill Adams, Sister & Brother-in-law
- Betty Speer, Grandmother
- Dean Goodwine, Step-Mother
- Scott Fahrenbruch, Step-Brother
- Tom & Sue Nelson, Step-Brother & Sister-in-law
- Danny is also survived by his grandsons Evan and Mitchell Clanin; nephews Jason (Kristie) Adams, Bob (Susan) Adams, and Tyler Adams and nieces Nicole Adams and Kayla Adams.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, July 21, 2018
Danny George Goodwine
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November 6, 2018
I don’t often look at obituaries...so I’m sorry it took me so long to see this. I was saddened to see his passing. I was glad I got to meet him while dropping off his family pictures last year that I had from Bob. I hope he got to enjoy them. He seemed like a wonderful guy!! He can Rest In Peace now with Cleona in Heaven. She was such a great gal too!! Peace to you and yours. - Jody Dyan Olsen
Paul and Karen Andre
July 18, 2018
Jody and family, Paul and I were both shocked and saddened by the loss of Danny! We all had so much fun together. It all started in college. Paul and Danny knew each other; but, then Jody and I were sorority sisters and we started dating Danny and Paul. Danny and Paul started playing softball together. Paul and I asked Jody and Danny to be in our wedding and they were so gracious because they were also getting married maybe a week earlier than us. So after their wedding they stuck around just to be able to be part of our wedding. We will be forever grateful! We also became first time parents together. We had a son, Troy and they had their daughter, Dana.
Danny was such an amazing guy! He was such a funny guy and had quick wit. He always made funny remarks about something you said. He loved his wife and daughters and it showed in everything he did. He will be missed!
Jody may God put his loving arms around you and your family during this difficult time.
July 15, 2018
Danny is a Role Model for me growing up and even now as a grown man. He is what every man should be. Great Son, brother, husband,father and grandfather. But most of all Great friend. I can remember as a young boy being able to talk to him about anything. He was kind and would give me his opinion. Most of the time very good advise,others I didn't want to hear it. But that was just Danny. He was always there for my mother for the good times and the bad times. For that I will always be grateful. Taken from us to soon Danny's life will live on in my heart and I hope that people will say someday that I was half the man that he is. My peace and prayers go out to Jody, Dana and Beth and the rest of the immediate and extended family. Danny my brother Rest in Peace. But your Spirit will live on for ever.