Stanley L. Goodwin

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Stanley L. Goodwin
1925 - 2017
Stanley L. Goodwin, 92, a longtime resident of Colorado Springs and Sun City, Arizona, died peacefully on Sept. 28, 2017, at his home with family at his side.
The son of Warren Leslie and Susie J. (Berry) Goodwin, Stan was born May 7, 1925, in North Waterboro, Maine. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the Army Air Corp/USAF and spent the next 26 years as a pilot and meteorologist. Some aircraft he piloted were the B-17, B-25, C-47, and C-54. Following his last assignment at NORAD Headquarters, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1969. He then began a second career as a realtor that continued until 1982. Stan loved to travel in the United States and around the world and continued to fly until the last few months of his life.
On November 24, 1945, Stan married his first love, Ruth Elizabeth (Anderson) Goodwin. Together, they raised four wonderful children before her passing April 17, 1982. Stan married his second love, Sue (Larkin) Lowry, on December 22, 1989, and his family grew with her four awesome children. They enjoyed their retirement years until Sue passed away on November 15, 2012. Stan moved back to Colorado Springs in 2013.
Stan was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, his brother (Dwight), two sisters (Martha Tufts and Dorothy Thyng), one daughter-in-law (BJ Goodwin), and one stepson (Jerry Davis). He is survived by his children, Steve, Pete (Donna), Becky Ure (Jim), and Mike (Theresa), and his step-children, John Davis (Connie), Sam Davis (Shirley), and Nancy Thew (Dean), along with twenty-one grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Stan's life will be held on Monday, October 9, at 3 pm in the Academy Lounge at Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Dr, Colorado Springs 80921.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Stan's memory to: House in the Woods, 217 Skunk Hill Rd, Lee, ME 04455 or online at

Published in The Gazette on Oct. 8, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
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501 North Cascade Avenue | Colorado Springs, CO 80903 | (719) 471-9900
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