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Jim Good
American Forest Products retiree
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Jim Good, 71, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 7, 2009.

He was born James Dennis Good on February 25, 1938 in Vancouver, Washington to the late Harold & Olah Good. The 12 year resident of Manteca leaves behind his four sons Luis Good and wife Rustina of Stockton, Charles Good of Manteca, Kenneth Good of Lodi and Thomas Good of Stockton ; eight grandchildren Cerena, Charles Jr., Anthony, Karissa, Katie, Joseph, Kenneth Jr., and Jessikka; sisters Shirley, Beverly, and Shelly of Vancouver, Washington; and brother Harold “Pidge” Good and wife, Lynne also of Vancouver, Washington. He also leaves behind his friend and former wife of 30 years, Gloria Bernard of Stockton.

He proudly served his country for four years in the US Marines. After an honorable discharge he went to work in Stockton, for American Forrest Products. This would be the only job he ever took; working there for over 35 years before retiring in the late 1990s.

Jim was a simple man with a wonderful sense of humor.  He enjoyed playing card games on his computer, and looked forward to watching for his favorite horse at the Winner’s Circle in Stockton. To remember Jim is to remember a man with immense honor, respect, and integrity. He instilled his boys with great pride, and they could only hope to be half the man their father was. He was a devoted father; when the kids were young you’d always find him in the bleachers cheering them on; he was always their #1 fan. His devotion didn’t stop with his family; he was always a generous man and helping others in need, never asking for anything in return.  

Jim was a dear friend to all; to known him was to love him. He will forever live on in our hearts and memories. He was preceded in death by his loving sister, George Ann.
Services will be held Wednesday, May 13, at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. Visitation for family and friends starts at 9 a.m., immediately followed by a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Committal will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery; graveside services and military honors will begin at 2 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by PL Fry and Son Funeral Home; an online guestbook is also available at for remembrances.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Sunday, May 10, 2009