Margaret Willard Goodrich

November 14, 1921 - December 22, 2014
Margaret Willard Goodrich

Williamsburg – Margaret “Peg” Goodrich, 93 passed away peacefully on Monday, December 22, 2014. Peg was born in Jacksonville, Florida on November 14, 1921 to the late James and Margaret Wilkinson. She lived in Washington DC during most of her early years, later moving to Kansas City, Missouri. At the beginning of WWII, she enlisted in the Coast Guard Women’s Auxiliary, SPARS, and was stationed in Seattle, Washington. It was there she met and married her future husband, Phil Goodrich. After the war Peg and Phil settled in Ithaca, Michigan, and she lived in that area until 2001 when she moved to Williamsburg, Virginia.

Peg enjoyed all forms of needlework, and her family will cherish the many quilts that she made for them over the years. She also loved to spend time gardening, playing bridge and decorating dollhouses that she and her husband built.

Peg is preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Phil Goodrich. She is survived by her children, Peggy Barron (Dick) of Williamsburg, Jim Goodrich of Michigan, and Phyllis Bryan of St. Croix, VI; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Sally McCann of Ohio and a brother, Bob Wilkinson of Maryland.

A private burial will be held at a later date in Michigan. Donations may be made in Peg’s memory to Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg or a favorite charity. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the caring staff at Chambrel’s Assisted Living center.


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  • December 27, 2014
    Michael Rayburn says:
    A wonderful person who cared for anyone she came in contact with. The entire Goodrich family is in our prayers. God bless Peg. Mike & Annette

  • January 08, 2015
    Carol Stack says:
    Dear Family, I had the pleasure of being Peg neighbor in the condo's in Alma . We loved her so much and my Granddaughters loved going to her house to see what project she was working on. Gods blessing to all of you .

  • December 27, 2014
    Sally & Craig Matthews says:
    Dear Jim, We are sorry for your loss, you were blessed to have her for such a long time. May God comfort you at this time you will be in our prayers.

  • December 26, 2014
    Carol Johnson says:
    Dear Margaret and family, Just received your Mom's obit from Kathy. So sorry to hear but am sure she was probably ready as Mom keeps saying she is. So many wonderful memories of our families growing up together. Recently came across the picture of us all on your couch Margaret when we were there. What a special time we all had! Much love to you all.

  • December 26, 2014
    Marty (Donahoe) McDaid says:
    Dear Ones.....Oh the memories I have growing up in your backyard. I remember the doll houses & Knitting Club!!! My most favorite memory is her chicken dinners with mashed potatoes & peas served on the good China. My favorite STILL. She was an excellent cook & good friend to our family. I can just imagine the 'ole' gang has a special welcome for her. I am soooo sorry for your loss. XO m