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Roy Godbolt - December 27, 2008


Roy Godbolt was born on May 27, 1941 at Red Bluff, Calif. He was the second of three children born to Frederick and Marguerite Pike Godbolt.
Roy grew up in Red Bluff where he graduated from high school in 1959. While in high school, Roy joined the Navy reserves and was obligated to the service for the next seven years. During that period, he attended Shasta Junior College in Redding for two years and San Jose State for a semester where he was trained in electronics. He later served on a ship off the coast of California where they served as a radar picket.
After his discharge in 1965, he began his career with Pacific Bell in Sacramento. He was married to Judith Wilcox on Oct. 30, 1965 in Carson City, Calif. Two daughters were born to this union.
Roy moved to New Jersey in 1978 where he served as an interpreter for Bell Labs for two years. He returned to the West Coast in 1980 and served Pac Bell in field support in Oregon and Washington for the next 10 years. He retired in 1990, moving to Washington where he helped build a bakery. He followed his friends, Kent and Roxie Olson to Grant, Neb., in 1994 where he helped them establish the bakery.
Roy made his home in Grant until his death. He had developed a malignancy this past year and was transferred to the Perkins County Community Hospital right before Christmas where he died early Saturday morning, Dec. 27, 2008. He had reached the age of 67.
While in Grant he served on the arts council and helped operate the Meadowlark Art Gallery on weekends. He was active with the Cowboy Capital Chorus, not only in singing but in serving as their webmaster and with administration for many of their performances. He enjoyed photography, carpenter work, gardening, and anything that involved computer activity.
Roy is survived by two daughters Katherine Cecil of Round Rock, Texas and Robin Godbolt of Bellingham, Wash.; five grandchildren; one sister Rosemary George of Chico, Calif., and one brother William Frederick Godbolt of Bellingham; other relatives and a close circle of friends in the Grant community.
His body was cremated. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at 10:30 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Grant with Pastor Sally Ruggia-Haden officiating.
A memorial has been established.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.