Story Index:

Eclipse!!
08/29/2017

Summer Weekend in the Colorado Rockies
07/19/2016

Kim's Day In The Sun
02/28/2015

Tracing Roots
01/15/2015

Whitney Completes Her Master's Degree
01/10/2015

Day Trip to Moorea
11/01/2012

Stopover in Tahiti
10/30/2012

Exploring New Zealand's Northland
10/27/2012

Waiheke Island
10/24/2012

2012 Triathlon World Championships
10/23/2012

Travails with Tom-Tom
10/21/2012

Off to New Zealand!
10/18/2012

Cycling on the Oregon Coast
07/24/2012

Partial Solar Eclipse, May 20
05/23/2012

"Tour of California" Bike Race comes through town!
05/15/2012

Wildflower Triathlon a family affair
05/07/2012

Truth in Packaging?
04/01/2012

Nik Graduates from Cal Poly
12/10/2011

Cal Poly's Open House Weekend
04/17/2011

Cultural Musings...
09/18/2009

2009 Triathlon World Championships
09/12/2009

Sightseeing around the Gold Coast
09/09/2009

South Bank: Brisbane's Fine Arts center
09/05/2009

Brisbane, Australia
09/04/2009

Catching up . . .
08/31/2009

Summa Cum Laude, Baby!
06/15/2008

Kim completes her first Half-Ironman
06/10/2008

Kim Visits Home for Wildflower Triathlon
05/16/2008

The Last Supper
02/16/2008

Farewell, Dad
01/15/2008

Whitney Plays Final Soccer Game
12/10/2007

Watch the Women's World Cup!
09/12/2007

Kim Blazes Chicago Triathlon
08/27/2007

Nik Bicycles Pacific Coast
08/15/2007

Whitney Begins Final Season
08/13/2007

More Triathlons for Kim
06/15/2006

Corvallis gets snow!
03/09/2006

Pac-10 Conference Player of the Week
01/15/2006

Whitney's new cat
09/26/2005

Kim in Chicago Triathlon
08/31/2005

Rare family get-together
08/23/2005

Empty Nest
08/11/2005

Whitney Signs National Letter-of-Intent
02/08/2004

ODP cancels European tour
04/11/2003

Whitney renamed to Regional Team
08/07/2002

Kim graduates from Willamette
06/17/2002

Whitney Stars in High School Soccer
03/07/2002

Nik graduates from UTI
01/07/2002

2001 - A Year for Remembrance
12/30/2001

Whitney selected to the 2001 State ODP pool for U-15 Girls
03/22/2001

Kim returns from Europe
02/02/2001

2000: A Year for Traveling
12/15/2000

Kim Travels Europe
11/24/2000

Whitney selected to the US Far Western Regional ODP Pool!
07/14/2000

Congratulations to Nik, Ygnacio Valley High Graduating Class of 2000!
06/30/2000
Farewell, Dad

The day after Christmas marked the passing of Paul Goodell, Sr., known to friends and family as "Dik". Dad passed away at age 81, following a short illness.

Dad left Minnesota to enlist in the US Navy during World War II, seeing action in the South Pacific aboard the submarine USS Rasher. Following the War, Dad remained in the Navy, married and raised a family, while stationed mostly at the Pearl Harbor Submarine Base in Hawaii.

After a 20-year career in the Navy, Dad moved the family to California, where he accumulated a second 20-year career working for the Lawrence Livermore National Lab. He then was fortunate enough to enjoy a retirement career longer than either of those!

Active in his children's lives, Dad was a Boy Scout leader and also an active member of the Concord High School Band Boosters. In later years he was an avid fan of his grandchildren's sports activities, attending many soccer, gymnastics, baseball and softball events.

Dad was a member of the US Submarine Veterans of WWII, and attended reunions of the USS Bumper and the USS Rasher.

Dad and Mom touring the USS Pampanito, which is now on display and open to the public.

The submarine is similar to the type Dad served on during World War II.

California, 2006

Dad's dog, Aku, gives him some help opening Christmas gifts.

California, 1979
Scout leaders on a campout.

Hawaii, 1963
Helping Dad blow out his candles on his birthday.

(Dad didn't care much for cake, so always got a birthday pie.)

Illinois, 1959
A legacy of military service. Dad with his father and stepmother, Kenneth and Emily.

This photo was taken at Kenneth's retirement from the US Army.

Georgia, 1959
Dad with his son, Rik, who served in the US Air Force.

California, 1966
Dik Goodell's final sea tour was aboard the USS Barbero while stationed in Pearl Harbor.

Hawaii, 1963

Posted by Dan 01/15/2008, revised 01/27/2008 by Dan
FreeStyle Journal 19.03.21
©2003-2011 by Dan Goodell

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