Mark Frederick Godbey
Mark Frederick Godbey (56) born on October 15, 1957 in Pullman, Washington to Harvey J. and Bernice Godbey, passed away at his Coulee Dam, Washington home Wed ., July 23, 2014. Following high school Mark joined the United States Air Force in 1976. During his tour of duty Personnel Specialist, Sargent Mark F. Godbey earned the Air Force Good Conduct Medal and the Air Force Longevity Service Award before his discharge in 1980.
Mark married Danita Gallaher at the Hitch'n Post in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on his birthday - October 15, 1994 just so he would never forget their anniversary. For several years he enjoyed serving customers at Coulee Hardware in Grand Coulee, Washington and twice his old pick-up once won Colorama parade's "Ugliest Truck" contest. A man who loved being in the out of doors, Mark enjoyed hunting, camping at Alhi Lake and fishing in Alaska. A sports enthusiast, Mark enjoyed both watching (especially WSU, Go Cougs!!!) and participating, having scored a Hole-In-One on the 13th hole of the Banks Lake Golf Club Course in Electric City, Washington. Along with his annual pilgrimage to the Blues Festival at Sunbanks Resort on Washington State's Banks Lake, Mark liked traveling to new places and just "Be'n himself – Chill'n".
Predeceased by both of his parents; Mark is survived by his wife of almost 20 years: Danita Godbey; his daughter: Tiffani Wolf (Craig); two sons: Jesse Pierce (Hillary) and Justin Schmidt; grandchildren: Elana Wolf, Evangeline Wolf, Barrett Wolf, Addalieah Pierce, Bentlee Pierce, Everett Schmidt and Gavyn Schmidt; two brothers: Michael Godbey (Patricia) and Mitch Godbey (Patricia); sister: Tracie Oxford (Scott) and numerous nephews and nieces.
His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mark's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project to benefit wounded veterans online at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O.Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Please sign Mark's online register book at http://www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is honored to be serving Mark's family.
Graveside services are Monday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m ., Washington State Veterans' Cemetery, Medical Lake, Wash.