January 7, 1960, Elizabeth Marie Gooding was born to Fred and Hester Gooding in Caldwell, ID.
Liz, a nickname by which everyone called her, was a compassionate, caring, driven person. Ultimately, there were three things that she identified with and they were Nature, Horses, and Family. All three things were interwoven together to complete a happy, fulfilled life full of memories and adventure. Growing up, Liz was found working on her family farm or in the mountains with some of her best friends throughout the years, her horses. She loved hunting, camping, trail riding, fishing, horse showing, and rodeo. She always shared a connection with nature and animals that was unique and special.
However, none of that compares to the love and devotion she had to her family. She loved her foundation as a farmer that instilled good work ethics and a tenacity to weather even the harshest of storms. While she was a proud farmer her heart and soul also identified with the Cherokee Native American Heritage that came from her mother’s side of the family tree. With these strong and humble roots Liz was able to grow into woman that was full of pride and love for her family, and freedom and joy while being amongst nature and all it’s miracles. She completed her family on May 27, 1986 with the birth of her only child, a daughter named Karianna Christine Gooding. Together they would form an inseparable bond that only grew stronger as time went on. Never has anything been more important to her than being a mother.
She is survived by her older brother Michael Gooding (Patricia) and Todd Gooding (Lisa) 5 nieces, her daughter Karianna Gooding and her newest love of her life, her grandson. Not forgetting Aunts, Uncles, and cousins and friends that all were important to her and whom she would do anything for. She was loyal, loving, compassionate, opinionated, sensitive, and open minded. She was who she was and made no apologies for being her spirited self.
A visitation will be held December 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dakan Funeral Chapel. A grave side service will be held at Canyon Hill cemetery on December 12 at 11:00 a.m.