Patricia Goodall Obituary (1942 – 2022) – Norfolk, VA
Pat attended elementary school in St. Louis, MO before moving to Mobile, AL. She graduated from Bishop Toolen High School and attended Spring Hill College, where she met Thomas J. Goodall, the love of her life and husband of 59 years. They were married at the college’s St. Joseph’s Chapel on April 24, 1962. They were assigned to NAS Pensacola for naval flight officer training before moving to Honolulu, HI, where they had their first child Gregory J. Goodall. In 1965 they were stationed in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Beginning civilian life in 1968, they moved to Los Angeles, California, where they had their second child, Lisa M. Goodall. The couple moved back to the Great Neck area of Virginia Beach where they have resided since 1969.
Being with family and friends was of utmost importance to Pat. As a loving mother, she served in the PTA and was the “mother of the house” to her children. She never missed sporting events to support and encourage them. Once Pat became a grandmother, her greatest joy in life was her two granddaughters, Gabrielle Goodall and Mackenzie Colvin, “her angels”. They meant the world to her.
Pat was the epitome of a woman who could do anything! Not only was she an amazing wife, mother, nanny and friend, but she was also a born leader and had a very successful professional career. Pat started with Avon Products, Inc. in Virginia Beach, where she was recognized for her national excellence, earning trips to European cities such as Monte Carlo and Rome. She was also a fashion show coordinator for a local boutique. Pat later became a successful estate agent with the William E Wood estate agency.
After retirement, Pat devoted himself to volunteer work at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital (SVBGH), primarily with the Hospital Auxiliary. During her time as President of the Auxiliary, she revitalized the hospital’s gift shop and used her previous fashion show experience to launch the hospital’s annual fashion luncheon and silent auction. ‘Auxiliary, which remains one of the main sources of income for the Auxiliary. Pat has also served on the Board of Mary’s Garden at SVBGH and on numerous hospital committees including the Patient Advocacy Committee.
Pat loved flowers and gardening. She had a gift for decorating and a passion for fashion and shopping, as evidenced by her four-legged outfit for all occasions. Pat also loved to travel. During their retirement years, she and Tom were able to travel all over Europe. Pat loved Italy, especially Venice. She has snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and sailed to the Caribbean islands.
Pat is survived by her loving husband Tom Goodall, their two children Greg Goodall and Lisa Colvin, daughter-in-law Karen Goodall, son-in-law Chris Colvin, two granddaughters Gabrielle Goodall and Mackenzie Colvin, nephew Mike Bowman of Zanesville, OH , in-laws Lily Gower and Jane Carlton of Oklahoma City, OK, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and by siblings Robert Ray of Indianapolis, IN and Marcia Bowman and her husband, Jim Bowman and daughter Cindy Bowman of Columbus, OH.
The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation for the care provided by Dr. Gregory Warth, the tireless and dedicated home care of Elizabeth “Pigeon” Hoggany and Quality of Life Senior Mission LLC, and the care provided by all physicians and nurses during hospital stays at the SVBGH.
A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Church, 1279 North Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454 on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. The family will be available to welcome you at noon before mass. A gathering for friends and family will immediately follow the service at the Delta Hotel by Marriott in the Sunset Room on Shore Drive at Great Neck Road.
Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to “The Auxiliary of the SVBGH”, c/o Volunteer Office, 1060 First Colonial Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Online condolences can be offered to the family at hollomon- brown.com.
Published by The Virginian-Pilot on January 30, 2022.