Brent died on April 22, 2004 in Issaquah Washington after a long illness. This obituary was published in the Seattle Times on April 25, 2004.
Brent E. GODDING Age 52, of Issaquah, died at his home surrounded by his family on Thurs., April 22, 2004. Brent was born on Sept. 10, 1951 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the son of Albert and Carol Godding. The family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah when he was an infant. He attended East High and graduated from Highland High School in SLC. He served with the Army from 1970 to 1972 in Germany. Following his tour of duty he married Ruth Harcourt on Dec. 16, 1972 in Reigate, Surrey, England. In January, 1973 they moved to SLC. Brent was an entrepreneur working in retail sales and owning pet stores in SLC and Colorado Springs. When the couple moved to Boise, Idaho, he became a certified nursing assistant and worked on the oncology ward at St. Luke's Hospital. He also volunteered in pediatric oncology. The couple moved to Issaquah in 1995 and Brent became a home care giver for Home Instead Senior Care. Brent had a variety of interests and hobbies. He was an avid collector of shells, Southwest Indian Art, Northwest Indian Art, movies and western novels. He also loved water gardens, Koi, goldfish and all living things; computers, digital cameras and photos; music of the 50's and 60's and volunteering, especially with children on the oncology ward. His collection of buttons, costumes, ties, puppets, magnets and marbles were indicative of who he was and a special part of his volunteer work with children and his care of seniors. Brent was the family peacemaker, a lover, not a fighter. His caring spirit, generosity and big heart was felt by every life he touched. He was an adoring husband, faithful, loyal son, and adored brother, uncle, and friend. We will miss you, but we're glad that you are finally free of pain. Thanks to all who cared for Our Brent during his final illness. In addition to his wife Ruth, Brent is survived by his mother Carol Landaal, of SLC; his father Albert Godding, of Colorado Springs; three brothers, Barry (Rhonda) Godding, of SLC, Mark (Linda) Godding, of San Clemente, California, and Tomas Howard, of Nashville, Tennessee; two sisters, Gina (Bruce) Bodtker, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Anne (Blake) Cloward, of Bountiful, Utah; his brother-in-law John (Margaret) Harcourt, of Glasgow, Scotland; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at Issaquah Third Ward Duthie Hill Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 26529 Duthie Hill Road, Issaquah, WA., 98029. A committal service will follow at Upper Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah. The family suggests remembrances to Swedish Medical Center Foundation, Pediatrics Ward, 747 Broadway, Seattle, WA., 98122. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com Arrangements are by Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home.