Clinton Walter Goodfellow
April 19, 1949 – July 21, 2018
Clinton Walter Goodfellow, 69, of Happy Valley, Alaska, died Saturday, July 21, 2018.
He passed away at his home surrounded by close family and his beloved dog Cookie after a long battle with kidney failure, his family said.
A celebration of life will be held in September at Anchor River where he would fish Dolly Varden with the grandkids and friends every fall.
Clint was born April 19, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Donald Goodfellow and Lillian Caroline Hymas. In the ’70s Clint met the woman of his dreams and asked her hand in marriage. They wed on July 7, 1978.
Three years later Clint, Lila, the kids and some family friends decided they were ready for an adventure and began the great move to Alaska. They landed in Anchor Point for the first year and then finally calling Homer, Alaska home. Clint spent most of his time flying, fishing and hunting around Alaska. His all-time favorite fishing season was on the Anchor River fishing for Dolly Varden. August first was a big day for him; it was tradition that in the early morning hours opening day grandpa would pack up the grand kids and all their gear along with a cook stove where they would spend the morning fishing and then would sit along the river and cook a bacon egg breakfast on the tailgate along with the catch of the day.
Clint was very involved in the community. He coached little league softball for seven years and would umpire for the league when time allowed. He worked for South Central Air and Laidlaw as a bus driver for many years and was a longtime contractor for the US Postal service in Homer. Lastly, he drove the mail truck to and from Anchorage for LC Wilson. Clint was a very kind hardworking man who would help anyone he could. He had a heart of gold and it showed with every smile or hug he would give.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Goodfellow and Lillian Caroline Hymas; and his wife, Lila May Bowden Goodfellow.
Clint is survived by his children, Erica Neland along with her husband John Neland, Lucky Madsen along with his wife Marcy, Troy and Cody Goodfellow of Utah and their families, Elisha Kochendorfer of Utah, and Shawn and Ellie Madsen along with their families of Utah and Alaska; grandchildren, Wyatt, Brittney, Annam Malina, Lucky Jr, Ativia, Brandon, Tony; 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Suzanne Goodfellow and Tamara Shepard, both of Utah.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.