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Claudia Goodrich


Claudia Elizabeth (Johnson) Goodrich, 99, died July 8, 2018, in Ames.
Claudia was born in Sioux City on April 2, 1919, to Oscar Alphon and Claudia L (Anderson) Johnson. She was the fourth of five children. She graduated from Central High School in Sioux City in 1937 and attended Gustavus Adolphus College. She married Lawrence Emery Goodrich of Cleghorn on June 14, 1950. They had three children, Dennis, Luann and Karen.
Claudia resided in Cleghorn until 1999, when she moved to Maplewood Village in Ankeny. In 2004, she married the Rev. T.C. Peterson (widower of her sister Hazel). She moved to Waterford Assisted Living in Ames in 2012.
She is survived by Dennis Goodrich (Julie Schubert) of Ames, Luann (Dennis) Wangeman of Cedar Rapids and Karen Walters-Crammond (Ray) of Ankeny. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jana, Andrea, Christine, Rachel, Shannon and Meagan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Claudia was preceded in death by her parents, siblings and husbands.
A celebration of life service will be held at noon Saturday, July 21, at Collegiate United Methodist Church/Wesley Foundation in Ames. Burial later at Meriden Cemetery.
Donations in her name may be made to St. Croix Hospice or the American Shrine to Music Museum.