Geraldine E. Goodenow

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Geraldine E. (LaCross) Goodenow, age 90, of Gaylord, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019.

She was a leap year baby, born in Flint, Michigan, on February 29, 1929, to Ulis and Evelyn (Kusch) Long.

Geraldine was born into the restaurant business.  Her parents owned and operated the Breene Candlelight Restaurant in Petoskey, Michigan.  In 1967 Geraldine and her husband, Lee LaCross, opened their own restaurant, The Towncrest, in Gaylord, Michigan.  The restaurant was in business from 1967 until 1986.  La Senorita Restaurant now sits in its former location.

Geraldine had many hobbies, from taking trips to her favorite casino in Petoskey, to golf and fishing.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.   She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Lee LaCross, her grandson, Joshua LaCross, and her sister, Betty Dixon.

She is survived by her children, Guy (Traci) LaCross and Evelyn LaCross, grandchildren, Christina LaCross, and Rachael (Steve) Langewicz and great-granddaughter, Madelynn Rozier.

Geraldine will be buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey.


10 comments on “Geraldine E. Goodenow”

  1. Oh, do I remember Geraldine Goodenow. So pleased she lived a long life. Sincere condolence to her family, may she rest in peace.

  2. Stefanie Shephard

    So sorry for your loss Guy. I loved taking care of your mom. She kept me on my toes and always made me laugh

  3. My Dear Aunt Gerry may you rest in peace. You lived a long fruitful life. You gave me many happy memories… Heaven has a new angel. I love you and will miss you dearly. Vicki

  4. Christy Benjamin

    So sorry for your loss Guy and Evelyn. My Uncle Boots and Aunt Gerry would always talk about their grandkids and kids with so much love. She was always fun and friendly. Wish you would have added him. 🙂 Love to all of you, Rod and Christy (Goodenow) Benjamin

  5. So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Geraldine and her daughter come into the copper cafe at Odawa casino. She was a spunky one!

  6. I used to do odd jobs around Lee and Geraldine’s house and the Town Crest. When I worked at Western Crude The Towncrest was the 7 am gathering place for all the crude truck drivers. Lee and Geraldine were always pleasant folks to visit and talk with. They are both together again in God’s arms, RIP my friends.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Guy, Evelyn and their families.

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