Deborah L. Goddard
October 8, 1957 - March 26, 2019

Deborah L. Goddard

Deborah L. Goddard
Oct 8, 1957 - Mar 26, 2019

Deborah L. Goddard

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Deborah L. Goddard, 61, of Muscatine, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, after a long battle with breast cancer, at her home.

Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. A private burial will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Dean Goddard. Online condolences:

Deborah was born on October 8, 1957, in Muscatine, the daughter of Russell and Jean Boler Laymon. She married Dean Goddard on March 25, 1978, at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa. Together they had two children, Jason and Chrissy.

She worked at New Choices, retiring in 2019.

Deborah enjoyed flowers, gardening, bingo, horse shows, cooking, baking, crafting, and her dogs. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards and going to their band concerts.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband of 41 years, Dean Goddard of Muscatine; her son, Jason Goddard and wife, Britt; grandchildren, Kaylee and Jaylynn Goddard and Michaela Shroyer; her siblings, Linda Seefeldt and husband, Wayne, of Muscatine, Bud Laymon and wife, Judy, of Wilton, and Dennis Laymon; her niece, Michele Sanders of Muscatine; her nephew, Wayne Seefeldt Jr. of Muscatine; and special great nieces and nephews, Megan, Kali, Hunter, Emma, and Joni.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Chrissy, who preceded her in death on March 18, 2012; and one brother, Gordon Laymon.


Mike Avesing on Apr 4, 2019

I was very saddened to hear of Debbie's passing. I still remember all the fun times we had travelling the country showing rabbits. The Goddards, Kellors, and Avesings spent a lot of time on the road in those days. We will keep you in our prayers. Mike and Phyllis Avesing

Douglas ricklefs on Apr 3, 2019

Shocked to hear about Debbi she was an awesome lady I had many conversations with her and dean at happy Joe’s they came in for dinner every night Chrissy was working I still miss Chrissy she met her husband at happy Joe’s last time we saw rach other shr camr to visit mr in the hospital after my stroke I still miss her as I will miss Debbie thinking of you dean and Jason too

Peg Paulsen on Apr 3, 2019

Our sympathy and prayers for the loss of your loved one. Milo & Peg Paulsen



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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