Obituary for Virginia “V.A.” Goodrich

August 2, 2019


Virginia “V.A.” Goodrich, age 88 of Portland, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. She was born on June 23, 1931 the daughter of Paul and Sena (Peterson) Spohn. V.A. was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading, writing letters, selling linens, traveling and going to the casino. V.A. loved visiting with people, many conversations included what is going on in their lives or just a good joke. She was often referred as the “neighborhood doctor” by many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al; children, Susie Csepregi and Jerry Goodrich; brother, Larry Spohn; sister, Elaine “Bugsy” Willemin. Surviving are her children, Roxanne Estell of Lansing, Ted (Vicki) Goodrich of DeWitt, David (Cherie) Goodrich of Grand Ledge, Tim Goodrich of Portland, Mary Pline Goodrich of Portland, Tony (Rhonda) Goodrich of Portland and Krista (Tom) Fox of Lowell; daughter-in-law, Janice Goodrich; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings, Doreen (Jack) Warder, Diane (Denny) Goff, Dan (Margo) Spohn, Don (Karen) Spohn, Debbie (Dan) Grohs and Ellen Lentz; many nieces and nephews. A Private Family Service was held. Rite of Committal was in Portland Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Portland EMS, McLaren Hospital, and Lansing Regency West. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Hospital. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. On line condolences may be made at

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