(August 3, 1919—March 24, 2010)
Major Marion Lucile Goodwin was promoted to Glory from the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, N.J.
Marion was born into the Christian home of Ralph and Ethel Goodwin in South Portland, Maine. She met The Salvation Army when the Sanford, Maine, Corps hosted a Youth for Christ rally. Soon, both Marion and her mother became soldiers of the Sanford Corps.
In 1950, Marion entered the New York Training College from the Sanford Corps as a member of the Ambassadors session. Commissioned in 1951, she served as an assistant corps officer in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, and at Territorial Headquarters. She was transferred to the Women’s Social Services Department and served at Salvation Army hospitals, women’s lodges, and day–care centers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.
Marion retired in 1980 and lived at the Retired Officers Residence in Asbury Park, N.J., until it closed in 2003. She relocated to Waterford Glen in Wall, N.J.
Survivors include two cousins, Phyllis Shaw and Margaret Clark, both of Sanford, Maine. Ralph, a brother, predeceased Marion in 2002. Messages of prayer support may be sent to Ms. Phyllis Shaw, 27 Mayflower Dr. #210, Sanford, ME 04073