Eva Marie Goodrich, 49, lost her battle with cancer on Feb. 19, 2018.
She loved God, her family, sports, National Parks, and pasta.
She had an extraordinary childhood in Dover, Delaware, with several opportunities to travel throughout Europe, and vacation in Chautauqua, NY. She ranked in the state in high school athletics (Field Hockey, Track and Field). She played lacrosse and Division I field hockey at Ursinus College in PA. She carried her fun-filled college years with her throughout her life. After being a counselor at a church camp, she started as a concessionaireand then became a Park Ranger for the National Park Service. It was her favorite job. Of the 11 National Parks she was privileged to live and work in (Yellowstone, Death Valley, Bryce Canyon, Denali, Everglades, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Carlsbad, Zion, Katmai, Grand Canyon), Yellowstone was her favorite, and she returned three times. Other favorites were Carlsbad Caverns, Denali, and Zion. Her second favorite job was being a runway model in Pennsylvania. It was a thrill to get pampered with amazing hair, outfits and makeup and then strut out on the runway and get paid for it! She also got a kick out of being an extra for the show Good Behavior here in NC. She moved to Oak Island, NC about 5 years ago.
Eva’s message to you: God is amazing. Find the joy in each day, LIVE while you can.
She is survived by her four beloved children: Zion, Kodiak, Everest, and Acadia. “My heart, my care will always be with you.”
This summer there will be a memorial service and scattering of ashes in Delaware on the beach Eva grew up on.
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