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Darwin Doyle Goodvin

May 12, 1947 — December 17, 2022

Darwin Doyle Goodvin, born May 12,1947 in Red Oak, Iowa to H. Donald and Velda Marie

Phillips Goodvin.

Darwin passed away at his home in Corning, with his cat MayBasket at his side. He was found

on Dec. 17, 2022.

Darwin was cremated as he wished with No notoriety.

The Goodvins lived aprox. 4 miles west and north of Carbon Iowa where Don farmed ground

belonging to his father, Harry, until Don bought a farm in or around 1950 southwest of Corning

aprox. 9 miles.

In or around 1954 Don acquired a farm across the road and they moved there.

Darwin attended country schools in Taylor County, Holt #1, then Grove #6, then back to Holt

1 for a year after Grove 6 closed.

In the fall of 1960 he went to Corning Community Schools graduating in 1965, Valedictorian of

his Class.

Darwin attended the University of Iowa (UOI) carrying a heavy class load, in political science,

religion and history, graduating with honors in 1969.

Darwin attended Northwest Missouri State in Maryville a summer semester knowing that he

would be drafted into the Army as Viet Nam was hot n heavy at the time.

Darwin didn't like Army life, but completed his tour spending 10 months in Viet Nam.

Upon completion of his active duty time he returned to the University of Iowa enrolling in

Law School.

After about a year and a half he came home one weekend telling Dad that they (potential

lawyers ) were the biggest bunch of crooks he'd ever been around and that he didn't want a

damn thing to do with them.

Darwin returned to UOI and took classes for a year, and with student teaching so that he

could teach high school history.

He applied for a few teaching jobs around the country, and when he didn't get the one he

wanted, said screw it.

He then went to Omaha, Ne. taking a job with a small company making picture frames.

Darwin later worked at US Plumbing Supply in Omaha, Ne. Then took a job with the Council

Bluffs Police Dept. in the records division.

After his father's death in 1986 Darwin moved back to Corning to be closer to his mother,

working at Easy Heat, and finally ending his working life at Bunn O Matic in Creston.

The love of Darwin's life was learning all he could, mostly about historical, political people

and the history. His nieces all considered him a walking encyclopedia.

Darwin is survived by his brother Gaylen, Sister in Law Brenda, Nieces Renee Goodvin of

Alburqueque, New Mexico, Angela Goodvin of Corning, and Tressa Vanderloop and Husband .

Kyle of Boone, la., Great Nieces and Nephew, and many cousins.

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