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Miriam Lucy Goodman Whetton

Miriam Lucy Goodman Whetton

Miriam was born July 3, 1958 in Tucson Arizona, and passed away on August 26, 2022, in Gilbert, Arizona, with family by her side. She is survived by her husband, David, and their four daughters: Lindsay (Don) Elmer, Lucy (Aaron) Hansen, Kimberlee Krok, and Kiersten (Heath) Hart, and 19 grandchildren. She is also survived by seven siblings: Dolores, Ramona, Anthony, Pierce, Nick, Matt and Taylor.

Miriam and David enjoyed a wonderful life together raising a family, attending church, and fulfilling many church callings. They enjoyed water and snow skiing activities, going on family vacations, attending family reunions, traveling to many places and always looking forward to new adventures during their 44 years of marriage.

As a Registered Nurse for over 35 years, Miriam dedicated herself to this noble career where she worked in and managed an emergency room setting, was a flight nurse for both fixed wing and helicopter, served as a surgical nurse, and attended to patients’ pre- and post-operative care, not to mention being the “family” nurse when we all sought her medical advice.

Miriam loved her family more than anything with two basic wishes, to love and be loved.  She basked in planning events and activities with her children and grandchildren. Seeing her own children raise their families with love, kindness and respect for all brought her great joy. She loved being a grandmother.  Miriam was devoted to God and her church with unshakable faith that God is in the details of our lives and there is a plan for all of us.  When her health worsened, she simply said, “I am not afraid to die, and I have the faith to be healed, and I have the faith not to be healed. I just do not want to go.”  She leaves a beautiful legacy of love. Rest in Peace our beloved Miriam.

With Eternal Love,
David, Lindsay, Lucy, Kimberlee, and Kiersten


  • Seth Goodman Posted September 6, 2022 7:12 PM

    What a wonderful woman she is. I just wanted to comment that her quotation and thoughts shared above resonated with my own. She will be missed and we look forward to seeing her again.

    • Joy Goodman Posted September 6, 2022 10:17 PM

      I can’t say that I agree with anything else I’ve ever heard more than I do this statement. Love you

  • Shirley Slade Brown Posted September 6, 2022 8:20 PM

    You have and always be my dear childhood friend. Always the one to reach out and help others and share your love with all who knew you. I will forever be grateful that you reached out to a shy little girl and befriended me when I needed a friend. Love you forever!

  • Joy Goodman Posted September 6, 2022 10:12 PM

    She was always an advocate for me. Especially when nobody else was. I miss her a lot and understand that her loss is deeply profound. But her memory and legacy make us all better people as we strive to be like her.

  • Sherri Ellsworth Posted September 7, 2022 12:03 PM

    Miriam will be greatly missed. She was an example in all areas of her life and a dear friend. My heart is heavy and J send my deepest condolences and continued prayers to David, their daughters and grandchildren as well as the rest of Miriam’s family.

  • Dolores Bingham Posted September 8, 2022 9:14 AM

    Miriam was the best baby sister!! All that you said about her is so true. She was such a good sister, daughter, aunt, mother, wife and grandmother – and a friend to all of us. I will miss her every day and wish I could have spent more time with her.

  • Susan Hammerstein Batt Posted September 9, 2022 11:54 AM

    Our family moved in across the street from the Goodmans when I was in the 4th grade, and Miriam was my first friend in the new neighborhood. We were in the same class that year, and we spent a lot of time together. From choreographing a dance together for the 4th grade talent show, to singing in the Choraliers together in high school, I was always blessed by Miriam’s friendship. She was such a brilliant musician. Miriam taught me lots of keyboard tricks, and I remember attending a couple of her piano recitals. She also was one of the kindest, most caring people I have ever known. I had not seen Miriam in person for many years, but we exchanged Christmas cards and occasional messages, and I always looked forward to seeing how her lovely family had grown. Sending heartfelt condolences to David, Miriam’s beautiful daughters and their families, and to Miriam’s brothers and sisters, all of whom I had met at some point during those early years.

  • Pamela Lytle Greene Posted September 9, 2022 1:32 PM

    Miriam was a wonderful person. Peace and prayers for your whole family.

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