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Lela Vinnie Goldman

1917 - 2012

Lela Vinnie Goldman

Lela Vinnie Goldman was surrounded by her loving family when the angels came for her on Friday, April 6, 2012. She was 94 years old. Mrs. Goldman was born on Nov. 24, 1917 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. to a Tempe pioneer family, the late Frank and Lura (Wickliffe) Hanna. She married Herman A. Goldman in 1937 in Tempe, Ariz., where they resided until 1988. She and her husband then moved to Payson, where she lived until her death.

Mrs. Goldman was a homemaker who loved to cook and crochet for her family and was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. In earlier years, she and Herman enjoyed their cabin in Oak Creek Canyon and later enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico in their motor home. She also enjoyed camping, fishing and riding motorcycles.

She will be dearly missed by her two children William E. “Bill” (Tiffany “Tiffy”) Goldman of Payson, Ariz. and Marjorie “Marj” and Robert “Bob” Fillman of Lakeside, Ariz.; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Along with her parents, Lela was preceded in death by her husband, Herman A. Goldman in 1998; her brother, Lyle Hanna; and her sister, Mildred Carter.
A special memorial service celebrating her life will begin 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 28 at the William Goldman family home, 1009 N. Hillcrest Drive in Payson, Ariz.
Owens Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel of Show Low handled the arrangements.
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