OBITUARY

Eugene Jay GOLTZ

January 11, 1944February 9, 2021

GOLTZ, Eugene Jay, 77, a United States Air Force Veteran, passed away on February 09, 2021 in Sun City West, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay Goltz and Margaret Goltz; sister, Donna Schaefer; and brother, Dwaine Goltz. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rebecca S. Goltz; daughters, Andrea Mallonee (Tom Mallonee), Kimberly D’Aquila (Cosmo D’Aquila), and Kelly King (Lance King); grandchildren: Lindsey Mallonee, Sean Mallonee, Colton King (Alee), Nicole Yarbrough (Dylan), Cosmo D’Aquila, and Allie D’Aquila; great- grandchildren: Hayden, Jaxon, and Sullivan; and sisters, Jarilyn DeOliveira, and Ardyce Mrakovich. Gene was born in Minnesota in 1944 and shortly thereafter moved to N. Dakota. In 1950 the family moved to Stockton Ca where he attended schools and upon graduation from HS in 1962 he went to Fresno State College where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree. He met his loving wife, Rebecca (Becky, “Rebby”), and married in 1966. Shortly after they married he went into the OTC for the Air Force in Biloxi Miss. His 1st assignment was Honolulu Hawaii where his 3 daughters were born. He obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Hawaii, and then in 1972 the family left Hawaii and after a short stay in Grandview, MO they eventually moved to Kennewick, WA where he left the military and went to work for Westinghouse Hanford. After more than a decade in Kennewick, he took a job transfer and moved the family to the Bay area where they lived until about 2002. Upon his retirement, Gene and Becky moved back to Kennewick WA to be near their oldest daughter, her family, and old friends and made many new ones! Gene had a larger than life personality, with an absolutely amazing heart! He was a loving spouse, dad, and grandparent. He enjoyed mentoring his kids and grandkids and tried never to miss any of their sporting events, concerts, plays or other activities. He and Becky enjoyed traveling together as well as with good friends. Gene had an infectious laugh and was never short of jokes! He was an avid golfer and loved playing games and getting together with friends and family. He will be deeply missed! A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Canyon Lakes Golf Course Golf Shop & Champion Room, 3700 W. Canyon Lakes Dr., Kennewick, Washington, 99337. (Entrance is at the North Intersection of Olson and Canyon Lakes Drive. Bring Photos & memories to share with the Family.) Please contact the Family to RSVP and receive updated information. To sign the guestbook online, to share memories, and send condolences and well-wishes to the family, please visit, www.surprisefuneralcare.com.

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  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Duncan Campbell

March 1, 2021

Gene was a great guy and longtime family friend, one whom you always wanted one more chance to sit around with and listen to his favorite Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard music. Great memories of Gene range from he and Becky's country and western band playing at our wedding reception over 40 years ago, to his weekly golf rounds in later years with my father to get dad outside for some exercise and socialization while he struggled with dementia and alzheimer's. All memories of him are good ones. We are so sorry for the Goltz family's loss, and hope you are all doing okay. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Duncan and Pat Campbell

Tony Umek

February 28, 2021

I was fortunate to have hired Gene at Westinghouse Hanford and there met his beautiful family. Outside of work we played tennis and had many good times. He and his family attended my wedding and my wife Kristy and I enjoyed spending time with Gene, Becky and their daughters. He was a good father and husband, always positive, was a runner, tennis player and later in life an avid golfer. Coincidentally after Gene and family moved to the Bay Area we moved to Livermore so we were able to see the Goltz family while there. We saw them again later when we all moved back to theTri Cities, Washington. It seems like yesterday that Gene and I worked together, he was a great guy to work with, and he will be missed. Wonder what golf course he is playing “up there?” Our thoughts and prayers go out to Becky and family.

Terry Ogden

February 24, 2021

I always enjoyed playing golf with Gene and joining him and the others for a beer after. I already miss him. I am also left being at least 10 bucks behind him in the games.

Miss you Gene

Gary Meacham

February 20, 2021

Gene will be remembered and missed by those of us who joined him in golf. Family was important to him; my best wishes for you at this difficult time.
Gary Meacham

Paul Turner

February 18, 2021

Gene was my poker and golfing buddy. I enjoyed being around him. He always had a joke or a story and a smile. He will truly be missed.

Harvey Martin

February 18, 2021

Gene you have left a vacant spot in my heart, through all the years we played golf together you were always upbeat always fun and a caring person, You have been with our golf group from the beginning and their is no way we can ever replace your joy, attitude, or zest for a game, Rest In Peace my friend...........Our Condolences and Prayers to Becky and the Family

Doug Blair

February 18, 2021

Gene was a great friend, I will miss him every time I play golf without him. I enjoyed his humor and his appreciation for the time we shared.

Jim Gilbertson

February 17, 2021

Always enjoyed playing with Gene. His sense of humor kept the day moving smoothly, no matter how bad my day was going. We miss you big guy!!!

Jerry Martin

February 17, 2021

Gene and I loved to play golf together. I could usually beat him, but when I had a bad day and he had a good day, he enjoyed beating me. He would always say, "What will your wife say when I tell her how bad I beat you today?" Then he would buy me a beer!

Gene was a gentleman in every meaning of that word. He was always in a good mood with a warm smile. I will treasure all the limited time I was able to spend with Gene. He was a true friend.

Charles (Bill) Dunbar

February 17, 2021

I first met Gene in 1977 in the Hanford Area where we were both working on the Fast Flux Test Facility. He was a young manager of a financial group there. I spent time talking with him as I waited for a daily start-up progress meeting to start near his office. He kept me up to date on what was going on in the big picture. I enjoyed is company and appreciated his insight.
Flash forward to about 2016. I started playing golf at the Canyon Lakes golf course, and one of the first people I ran in to was Gene. His hair had grayed a little, but he was still the same smart and fun person to be around. He also gave me some good tips on my game.
I am saddened by his passing and will miss him. My prayers are with his family.

FROM THE FAMILY