Vivian Ann (nee Boyd) Goodman, aged 70 years, passed away in her home on May 9, 2012, in Driftwood, Hays County, Texas, enduring three decades of multiple sclerosis. She was a mother and homemaker to her children. She was a passionate genealogist with published research.
Vivian was born Jan. 20, 1942 to Vivian and Ruby (McElroy) Boyd in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas, where she lived until her family moved to Groves, Jefferson County, Texas in 1954. She attended Port Neches-Groves High School. There she met and married Elton Ray Newsome (USAF-Retired).
Vivian remarried to Audrey James (AJ) Goodman in Center, Shelby County, Texas in November 1966 and became a step mother to his two daughters, Diana Lynn and Teri Ann Goodman.
Vivian is survived by her son, Bryan Douglas Newsome and wife, Portland Beverly (Tanis) Newsome, her grandchildren, Bryan Boyd Newsome and Kylie Paige Newsome, Driftwood, TX.; a step daughter, Diana Lynn (Goodman) Charron and husband, Robert Jeffrey (Jeff) Charron, The Woodlands, TX, their daughters, Courtney Lynn (Charron) Bearden and husband, Blake Bearden, their daughters Harper Lynn and Addison Ann, Round Rock TX, and Heather Michelle Charron.
Vivian is predeceased by two infant sons, Karl Eric Newsome and Kenneth Wayne Newsome; a step daughter, Teri Ann Goodman in August 1986; a sister, Shirley Jane (Boyd) Wilden on Dec. 19, 1994; her father, Vivian Boyd on July 27, 1995; and her mother, Ruby (McElroy) Boyd on Dec. 16, 2001.
A graveside visitation and funeral service will be held 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, in the Sweetwater Cemetery on West Alabama, under the arrangement and direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home of Sweetwater, with Mike Ensminger officiating.
Memorials may be made to Sweetwater Cemetery Trust Fund, P.O. Box 450, Sweetwater, TX, 79556 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society www.nationalmssociety.org/donate .