Gregory Lee Goodwin, 54, died March 11, 2005, at Bartlett Regional Hospital.
He was also known to many as "Sarge" and "Papa Greg." He was born June 25, 1950, in Oakland, Calif.
He lived for many years in California and Nevada before moving to La Paz, Mexico, where he met his wife of 15 years, Heather. With his wife and son, he traveled to Alaska and settled in Elfin Cove, then moved to Tenakee Springs, experiencing many aspects of rural Alaska lifestyle. He moved with his family in 1998 to Juneau, where he lived until his death.
His family said he was known as a man of humor and loved to make people laugh. He loved dogs, steaks, hamburgers and John Wayne. He also enjoyed driving trucks, reading, hunting and quiet evenings at home.
He worked as a security guard at Bartlett Regional Hospital and University of Alaska Southeast. He was a carpenter, an EMT and a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Heather; sons, Scott Osborne of Arizona, Greg Osborne and Nathan Goodwin of Juneau; stepdaughters, Tamsyn Newby of Canada and Alison Newby of England; mother, Lois Bertholf of California; stepfather, Randy Bertholf of California; brothers, Larry (Sue Ann) Osborne, Chuck and David Osborne of California; grandchildren, Tyler, Gaavin, Alicia, Madison and Troy; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m., April 9, at the home of Heather and Gregory Goodwin.