Lauralea T. “L.T.” Goodall of Chestertown, MD died on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Hospice of Queen Anne’s, Inc., after a graceful battle with cancer. She was 68. L. T. was the beloved wife of Richard L. “Dick” Goodall, CEO of Dixon Valve & Coupling Company and the mother of Taylor Goodall, Vice President of Distribution for the company. In 2013, L.T. was a proud member of the audience when Dick received the George W. Carver award for outstanding commitment to industry excellence from the NAHAD community.
L.T. was born on June 15, 1945 in Blackwell, OK. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Anilee Turvey Taylor. She graduated from Tonkawa High School, class of 1963, where she was President of the student council, homecoming queen, and cheerleader. She also played basketball and was 50 yard dash – State Champion. L.T. attended Northern Oklahoma College, University of Oklahoma and graduated from Kansas State University in 1967, earning a Master’s Degree in Journalism in 1969 and was a proud member of Alpha Chi Omega.
In 1970, she married Richard Goodall and they lived in Philadelphia. L.T. was the first female IBM sales representative and won sales representative of the year, her first two years. She opened a children’s clothing store in Stratford, PA and later in Chestertown, MD when she and her husband moved in 1976. L.T. ran the clothing store into the 1980’s when she decided to become a Real Estate Agent.
In addition to her husband and best friend, Dick and her son, Taylor, she is survived by a daughter, Kate Goodall Gray and husband Kenny of Chestertown, MD.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Horizons at Radcliffe Creek School, 201 Talbot Ave. Chestertown, MD 21620.
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