Billy Goodley

Billy Goodley, a longtime resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away on Friday evening, August 30, 2019 at her home. She was 94 years old.  

Billy was born May 2, 1925 in Pilot Point, Texas.  She attended college at Kilgore Junior College where she was a “Kilgore Rangerette” in 1942 and 1943, under the leadership of Gussie Nell Davis.  She and John Goodley were united in marriage on Dec. 30, 1963 in Moline, IL.  

Billy was a very active member of the Comanche community.  She was a member of the Comanche Garden Club, Tri Delta Sorority, and Comanche Women’s Club.  She served as the Executive Director of the Comanche Housing Authority for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Marks, of Comanche; and two grandsons: Kevin Marks, Las Cruces, NM, three grandchildren: Brian Walker and wife Julee Kim, Durant, OK;   Dr. Jordan Marks, Connecticut; and Jared Marks, New Mexico; and many close friends.

Billy was preceded in death by her husband John, one son, William, one grandson, Steven Marks,  and her parents.

Per her request, there will be no memorial service.

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The Comanche Times

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Comanche, OK 73529

Phone: 580-439-6500

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