Carol Ann Goodall (nee Richterkessing), beloved wife, mother, grandmother went home to her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at the age of 89 at Barathaven Memory Care, Dardenne Prairie, MO.
Carol was born May 16, 1933, in St. Charles, MO. She is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years Col. Arthur L. Goodall (ret), her children Gregory and Jacquelyn Goodall, her grandsons Taylor and Kent Goodall, sister Pearl Plamann and brother David Richterkessing. Preceded in death by two daughters, Cheral Ann Goodall, Ann Denise Goodall; and brother, Fredrick Richterkessing;
Carol grew up on a farm in St. Charles with her brothers Fred, David and sister Pearl. Long-time St. Charles residents will recall the Richterkessing family barn on Highway 70 advertising “See Meramec Caverns”. She was active in Immanuel Lutheran School activities; also 4H. She discovered her love of nurturing in taking care of her grandmother. In 1950 she graduated from St. Charles High School, then proudly received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Deaconess Nursing School in 1953.
While working at St. Luke’s Hospital, Carol went on a blind date- to a bull fight in Juarez, Mexico (!) – and met the love of her life. Art Goodall was a young Army officer at the time, recently returned from the Korean war. Carol married Art Goodall October 22, 1955. Thus began her life as an Army wife.
Carol moved frequently following her husband on his military career and raising her family, including living in Orleans, France, Frankfurt, Germany and holding her own in St. Louis while Art served in Vietnam. Even when moving and raising her son and daughter she continued with her nursing career. She held a variety of positions, High School Nurse, Cardiac Ward Nurse, Nursing Home Manager, Bloodmobile Volunteer, Mobile home health and lastly an Oncologist’s office manager prior to her retirement.
Family relocations allowed Carol to travel extensively, visiting over 20 countries in North America, Western Europe and Asia. Upon retirement Art & Carol kept their main residence in Lake Saint Louis, MO and a log home in Estes Park, CO., and frequent trips in their RV. Carol had visited 48 of the 50 states (no Alaska or N. Dakota, if you were wondering).
When staying in Estes Park, Carol and Art attended the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. When back in Lake Saint Louis, Carol took great joy in activities with her friends at Dardenne Presbyterian Church; the Salmon Circle, Sunday School and Titus Bible Study groups. Carol’s remaining time was filled with gardening, reading and crossword puzzles, trying new recipes and chasing after her 2 little white dogs Mac & Meg. Carol lived a life of joy, compassion and humor and will be greatly missed.
Memorials may be made in Carol's name to Alzheimer's Association.
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