Louise Franck Goddin - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Louise Franck Goddin

Born February 17, 1912

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.


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  • We will be at the funeral. She lived such a great life and we were so privileged to know her. Our love to all the family.

  • My love and sympathy to the family; please know you are in my thoughts. I have such fond memories of Lou, who was one of my mother’s dearest friends.

  • Dearest Anne & Betsy, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful mom you had and she sure lived a long and productive life. I’ll be out of town so am sorry to miss the service. Please know that your families and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Sally

  • My condolences to Ann and Betsy on the passing of your Mom. I have find memories of youthful days spent together on Briar Lane.

  • Dear Anne and Betsy,
    I hope knowing what nice memories my sister Judy and I have from the many times we were welcomed into your home will help a bit in losing your Mother. I remember searching the woods and swamp for tadpoles and salamanders, and picnics afterwards in your yard. Your Mom and Dad were such good friends to our parents as well. I do wish I could be with you Saturday, will be in Rhode Island with our son’s family there.

  • I have many fond memories of visits on Briar Ln. at Aunt “Louie” and Uncle Avery’s. My father looked up to his sisters and it was always a special treat to visit since we lived so far away. I share the sadness of her passing – and the joy in having known her.