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Esther S. Goodell

SALISBURY – Esther Vivian Swarthout Goodell, 66, of Salisbury, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at her residence.

Born Aug. 31, 1940, in Union Springs, N.Y., Mrs. Goodell was a daughter of the late Aleta Criscaden Swarthout and Paul Anthony Swarthout Sr. Educated in Union Springs schools, she was employed in customer service by Office Depot.

Mrs. Goodell was of the Protestant faith.

Preceding her in death were husband Robert Ernest Goodell on April 13, 1990, and grandson Gary Goodell in 1981.

Surviving are sons Robert L. Goodell and wife Amy of Salisbury, Michael E. Goodell and wife Angela of High Point and David E. Goodell of New York; brothers James Swarthout of Florida, Johnny Swarthout of Maryland and Henry, Donald, Kevin, Ronald and Paul Jr. Swarthout, all of New York; sisters Mary Rindfleisch and Kiri Sanderson, both of New York; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated and services will be held at a later date in Port Byron, N.Y.

Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Goodell family.

Memorials: Rowan Regional Home Health & Hospice, 825-A W. Henderson St., Salisbury, NC 28144.

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