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Elizabeth I. “Liz” Goodyear

January 9, 1952 - June 21, 2021

Elizabeth I. “Liz” Goodyear, age 69, of New Castle, DE, passed away at Christiana Care Hospital after a short, courageous battle with cancer on Monday, June 21, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Wilmington, DE on January 9, 1952, she was a daughter of the late John H. and Lillian (Weiant) Goodyear, Sr. Liz was a 1981 graduate of James H. Grove High School. She had a varied work career, most notably at Chrysler, Abex, DuPont, Avon and University of Delaware in different capacities, retiring in 2016. In her leisure, Liz loved tinkering with small engines, home projects, football and the Dallas Cowboys and playing lottery. She will be remembered for her huge friendly smile, kindness, willingness to lend a helping hand to family, friends and strangers, but most of all as the pillar and communicator of her large, cherished family and friends. Liz will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Liz was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold Scott, Sr. and John H. Goodyear, Jr. She is survived by her loving and devoted wife of 39 years, Vicki L. Rollo; Sheltie, Kody Lee; siblings, Harry Weiant of Colorado Springs, CO, Lillian Coalson of Pedricktown, NJ, Margaret Lawson of Middletown, Laura McLaughlin of Smyrna, Patricia Smith of Clayton, Raymond Goodyear (Lydia) of Dover, Ellen Ashe of Claymont and Irma Goodyear of Rehoboth; brother-in-law, Joe Rollo (Karen) of Newark; and a significant number of nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, as well as numerous special friends who she considered family.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Liz’s memory to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.


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14 Condolences for Elizabeth I. “Liz” Goodyear

  • My good friend i will miss you words can not express my feelings, rest in peace
    Luv You Vicki

    Love Bobby

  • Vic.,
    We will have so so many memories of liz and the laughter and joy she brought to our family.
    She will be missed by all that knew her for sure.
    Gayle Palese Dupras

  • I’m truly going to miss seeing your face at our family functions. You were always the first one there to lend a hand and to tell things the way they were whether I liked it or not. You always gave the best life advice and I will forever cherish those memories. I love you dearly Aunt Liz.

  • I love and will miss you so much…i will always love you into a day ..fly high until we meet again auntie

  • My first special friend & VIc It was meant to be.Your in gods hands! You had wonderful life and love!

    Forever LoveYa,

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our family and her friends. There was a special family thing between the Goodyears and the Maichle family and she was a big part of it. She will be dearly missed by all.

  • I knew Liz when she worked security at Avon. She always had a smile on her face and was kind and caring. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • This is called The Broken Chain. We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name, in life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same, it broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of us all went with you, the day God called you home, you left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side, Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again. We all will miss you very much and you will always be in all our hearts Liz and words can not express all our feelings, rest in peace Liz, and you will be dearly missed by all of us. With Love Always, Patricia Ann, Christine and Earl.

  • It’s thursday baby sister did you hear me call your name? I hope you knew how much I loved you and was so proud of what you made of your life!My heart will never be the same without you in it.We’ll be back together in time so take care of things up there’tell my loved ones there with you I love and miss them so very much

  • My sincere condolences for Liz’s family, especially her loving wife. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. God bless you all. R.I.P. Liz.

  • Vicki,
    Tim Detwiler just clued me in on Liz’s passing…..Please accept my condolences on your loss. Hoping you find peace and comfort in your time spent with Liz. Just watched the video…..Liz seemed like a very joyous, outgoing person…..I am sure she will be missed.

  • Condolences to your family and friends, Liz. R.I.P. See you on the other side with all our other Avon Family. Ina Andrews pl

  • Vicki, I am very sorry to read of Liz’s passing. While it was in the context of something I’m sure you did not wish to endure, I frequently think of y’all with admiration and fondness for how you tackled adversity and your relationship.

  • Vicki
    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you. Many years ago, you left a deep impact on me when you were a Lincoln student. You will need to call on your internal courage during this time. Healing will come, eventually. Right now, be still and allow others to care for you. Peace.