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Dale Goode

February 4, 1944 — November 26, 2018

Dale Wayne Goode, 74, beloved husband and father, was called to his eternal resting place on November 26, 2018. He entered this world on February 4, 1944 at St. Mary's Hospital in Roswell, NM. Born to and preceded in death by Warren and Maxine Goode. Additionally, he was preceded in death by his older brother Billy Warren Goode. He is survived by his wife Betty Faye Goode, his two children Jerry Goode and Deborah Trujillo; son-in-law Gabriel Trujillo; sister-in-law Frances Goode; nephew Bobby Goode and niece Patty Goode. He was blessed with 4 grandchildren, Chantelle Trujillo, Casaundra Torres and her husband Luis Daniel Torres, Kyla Satterfield, and Nathaniel Trujillo. Dale graduated from Roswell High School in 1963 then attended one year of college at New Mexico Military Institute in 1964.

Dale lived his life as a hardworking, self-employed entrepreneur that was known as "Pops" by those who had the pleasure of working alongside him. He passionately shared his work ethic with his children and grandchildren. According to Dale's legend, he readily shared, "I struck my first welding arc at age 4." In 1954 at the age of 10, he launched his career as a one pony, ice cream vendor. A few years later, he expanded his operations, as he operated his own hamburger place that charged 10 cents a burger and he remains famous for his hamburgers today. Dale had the opportunity to enter the family business, which is one of the oldest businesses in Roswell, Goode's Welding on McGaffey Street. With his father's blessing, he ventured out as an independent portable welder in 1979. You could also find him enjoying another hobby as an accomplished scuba diver at Bottomless Lakes. In 1991, he expanded his portable welding business into welding and construction, Goode's Construction, Inc. until 2012. Most recently he enjoyed tinkering with various projects, attending auctions and strolling through New Mexico and Texas Pawn Shops, Northern Tools and Harbor Freight, where he could always spot a great deal, but he wasn't opposed to perusing through Craigslist on his iPad.

Serving as pallbearers are Gabriel Trujillo, Nathaniel Trujillo, Bobby Goode, John Smith, Larry Reed, and Troy Madsen. Honorary Pallbearers are Ferrell Clem and Dwayne Harper

A visitation will be held at Ballard Funeral Home on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 9am to 5pm. Funeral Service will be on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 2pm at Ballard Funeral Home with burial to follow at South Park Cemetery.


Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Thursday, November 29, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Funeral Service

Ballard Funeral Chapel
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Friday, November 30, 2018
2:00 pm


South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
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