Sybil Ruth Goodgion

Female 1935 - 2013  (78 years)


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  • Name Sybil Ruth Goodgion 
    Nickname Tudda 
    Born 30 Jul 1935  Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Dec 2013  Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 14 Dec 2013  Forest Park Cemetery East - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I61  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2016 

    Father Ernest Ruel Goodgion,   b. 19 Apr 1897, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1978, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Sybil Garnett Houston,   b. 21 Mar 1908, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1982, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1929  Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harris Gibson Clarke, Jr.,   b. 14 Nov 1933, Warren County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 2009, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1961  Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. H.G. Clarke
    +2. D.H. Clarke
     3. W.E. Clarke
    +4. J.C. Clarke
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Sybil Ruth Goodgion Clarke
    Sybil Ruth Goodgion Clarke
    Obituary picture
    Ernest Randall Goodgoin and sister Sybil Ruth Goodgoin
    Ernest Randall Goodgoin and sister Sybil Ruth Goodgoin
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    Sybil Ruth Goodgion
    Sybil Ruth Goodgion
    1952 C.E. Byrd High School Yearbook Photo
    Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
    Sybil Ruth Goodgion
    Sybil Ruth Goodgion
    1953 C.E. Byrd High School Yearbook Photo
    Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Sybil Ruth Goodgion
    Sybil Ruth Goodgion
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    Ernest Randall 'Randy' Goodgion and Sybil Ruth Goodgion
    Ernest Randall "Randy" Goodgion and Sybil Ruth Goodgion
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    Sybil Ruth Goodgion
    Sybil Ruth Goodgion
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    Documents
    Harris Gibson Clarke, Jr. and Sybil Ruth Goodgion Engagement Announcement
    Harris Gibson Clarke, Jr. and Sybil Ruth Goodgion Engagement Announcement
    Published in The Shreveport Times on December 3, 1961

    Videos
    Sybil Ruth Goodgion Clarke - How To Make Sweet Potato Pie
    Sybil Ruth Goodgion Clarke - How To Make Sweet Potato Pie
    Video by her son Will Clarke. Posted on YouTube on January 6, 2008.

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:

      Sybil Goodgion Clarke, devoted wife, beloved mother, and spirited grandmother took her final bow on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

      She was born to Sybil Houston Goodgion and Ernest Ruel Goodgion on July 30, 1935 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

      Sybil was, at her heart, a tap dancer; an artist whose surprising idiosyncrasies and broad improvisations astonished and delighted us all. Sybil danced to her own beat. She performed tap and ballet as part of her family dance troop in the 40s and 50s. She was a 1953 graduate of C.E. Byrd and attended Louisiana Tech. In the early 60s, she worked at Penrod Oil as a secretary where she was set up on a blind date with a young geologist, Dee Clarke. They would later marry and have four sons. She loved Dee through over 45 years of marriage, and nursed him through 25 years of Parkinson's Disease. Sybil was an active member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Shreveport Garden Club, her Sunday School Class, and the Shreveport Geological Society. In her spare time, she tutored kids at A.C. Steere Elementary in reading.

      She always spoke her mind. She wore purple. She wore orange. She wore yellow. Sometimes all together, with rhinestones. She knew how to have fun. She loved God and her family. She never gave up on any of us. She prayed for everyone.

      She is preceded in death by her husband, Harris Gibson Clarke Jr. as well as both of her parents and her brother, Ernest Randolf Goodgion.

      She is survived by her four sons and their families: Mr. and Mrs. Harris Grant Clarke of Seattle, WA; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Clarke of Dallas, TX; Mr. and Mrs. Will Clarke of Dallas, TX; Mr. and Mrs. Josh Clarke of Shreveport; her sister, Nancy Goodgion Mook of Greenville, NC. Her grandchildren: Breanna and Jeremy Balis of Salem, West Virginia; Ainsley Clarke, Caroline Clarke, Elizabeth Clarke, Andrew Witcher, and Jack Witcher of Dallas; Ben Clarke and Madeline Clarke of Seattle; Caleb Clarke, Morgan Clarke, and Katelyn Clarke of Shreveport. Her great grandchildren: Olivia Balis and Jacob Balis of Salem, West Virginia.

      Viewing is Friday Dec. 13, from 6:00 until 7:00 PM in Wellman's Memorial Chapel at Forest Park Funeral Home.

      Her service will be Sat. Dec. 14 at Broadmoor United Methodist at 11:00 AM and a graveside service will follow at Forest Park Cemetery.

      In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's.

      (Published in Shreveport Times on Dec. 12, 2013)