Esther Louise "Judy" Goforth

Jul 20 1928 - Jan 06 2022

Esther Louise "Judy"


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Esther Louise (Judy) Goforth, 93, went to be with her “Good Lord” on Thursday, January 6, 2022, in Gainesville, Texas.  She was born to Marvin Grady Price and Willie Ardie Harpole Price on July 20, 1928 in Bloomdale, Texas.  Judy was baptized as a teenager and was a lifelong, devoted Christian.  She married her teenage sweetheart Leonard Goforth on October 16, 1946 in Grayson County, Texas.  They raised five wonderful children together and were married 56 years before Leonard’s passing in 2003.  Judy was very dedicated to her family and was an excellent cook.  In the 1960s she proudly managed the cafeteria at Texas Instruments in Richardson, Texas.  In her retirement, Judy was an avid quilter and seamstress, selling many of her works over the years.  Judy leaves her loved ones with unforgettable memories and loving stories.  She will be dearly missed by her loving family, devoted friends and all of the wonderful individuals who knew and loved her. 

Judy is survived by daughter, Linda Kae Stansbury of Gainesville, Texas; son, Jimmy Lynn Goforth and wife, Frances of Menifee, California; daughter, Lisa Diane Robbins and William (Billy) Bell of Howe, Texas; daughter, Sandy Jean Barnwell of Gainesville, Texas; daughter, Barbara Ann Tiller and Matthew Wilburn of Celina, Texas; sister, Willie Mae (Pie) Callahan of Merced, California; sister, Ruby Hamilton of McKinney, Texas; sister, Jeannie Mitchell of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Justin Stansbury, Rachel Stansbury, Courtney Robbins, Chad Robbins, Brent Robbins, Matt Tiller, Jennifer Alonso, Jessica Castillo, Austin Tiller, and Ashleigh Tiller; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Willie Price; husband, Leonard; brothers, John Price and Dee Price; son-in-law, Dennis Tiller; son-in-law; Bob Stansbury; son-in-law, Kenneth Robbins; father-in-law, Lynn Goforth; mother-in-law, Lillie Goforth; brother-in-law. Junior Hamilton; brother-in-law, Thomas Mitchell; brother-in-law, Jack Callahan; sister-in-law, Louise Goforth; and sister-in-law, Frances Price .  

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Cottage Hill Cemetery, near Celina, Texas.  Pastor Kelly Montgomery officiating. The service is available to view at the following link;