February 27, 1946 - December 5, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of Dolores (Dee) Kathryn Bynum Goodwin announces her passing, on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in Bakersfield, California at the age of 72.
Dee was born on February 27, 1946 in San Francisco, CA. to Cecil and Nona Bynum. She was a long-time resident of Taft, and graduated from Taft Union High School in 1964. Dee remained in the area where she raised her two children. Throughout her life she held many jobs, but the one job she was the most proud of was her time spent at the Kern County Superior Court as a Deputy Court Clerk. After retiring she kept herself busy working at what she referred to as “fun jobs”. However, her strong work ethic usually seemed to turn these part-time jobs into full-time employment. Dee also loved working in the Taft community, and participating in community service. She truly treasured the 13 years she served as a Board of Trustees for the Taft City School District. She was active in the Taft LDS 1st Ward and enjoyed producing the weekly church bulletin. Dee was truly blessed by the friendships she made there. She loved to travel to new places but really enjoyed spending time at the coast, especially during a big storm.
The one thing that brought her the greatest joy was being Nana. She was very proud of each one of her grandchildren. Nana was always a constant presence in their lives and each shared a special bond with her.
Dee is survived by daughter Robyn Melton and husband Steven, their children, Mariah Howard and husband Bradley, Sierra Phillips and husband Austin, and Tanner of Taft, CA; Son, Michael Goodwin and wife Jennifer, their sons, Davis and Bryce of Bakersfield CA. She is also survived by special loved ones, beloved cousins Richard and Ruth Tucker of Marina CA. Life long friend Judy Kirkpatrick and faithful friend Anna Eggleston, both were always available to help whenever called. Dee is proceeded in death by her parents; Cecil and Nona Bynum, and cousin, Justin Tucker, who passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018.
Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at Greenlawn Funeral Home Southwest, 2739 Panama Ln. Bakersfield, CA on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A graveside service is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. at West Side Cemetery District in Taft, CA with a reception to follow at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 101 Church Street, Taft. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dee’s life. Arrangements are under the direction of the Greenlawn Funeral Home Southwest. www.Greenlawnm-c.com