Louise Franck Goddin
February 17, 1912 – October 25, 2013
Mrs. Louise Franck Goddin, age 101, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Newark Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Goddin was born in Oak Harbor, OH, on February 17, 1912. She was the daughter of the late Emil Feodor Franck and Lily Mary Smith Franck. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and her master’s degree in theater from the University of Delaware. Mrs. Goddin enjoyed a diverse and rewarding professional career. She was employed for a time as an administrative assistant with the DuPont Company and would later work as a librarian at the University of Delaware and as a teacher at Newark High School, where she retired in 1977. Active in her community, she was a member of the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University of Women (AAUW), and the E-52 Drama Players.
Her beloved husband, Avery Howe Goddin, passed away in 1981. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Frederick M. Franck, and sister, Lorna M. Kelsheimer. She is survived by her daughters, Anne Goddin White (James) of Evergreen, CO, and Elizabeth Goddin Read (Elmer “Butch”) of Newark, DE; sister-in-law, Ardath Franck; grandchildren, Catherine (Dustin), Eric (Diana), Stephen (Tara), Frank, and Christina (Marisa); and great grandchildren, Sabine, Aiden, and Cailyn. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where friends may call from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Head of Christiana Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Theater UD, 413 Academy Street, Room 230, Newark, DE 19716.