Beloved mother, grandmother and dear friend Dee (DeDe) Goodenough died peacefully at home surrounded by family in Sonoma, California on January 2, 2021. She was 77.
Known in her childhood as DeDe, she was born to Mildred and Vernon Martin in Amarillo, Texas on October 3, 1943 and was later adopted by Horace Craig after her father died in a car accident. DeDe Craig attended Amarillo High School, class of 1961, and studied at the University of Colorado in Boulder where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity. She married Brooks Hatch in 1965. They were married for sixteen years and raised two children, Lisa Michelle and David Brooks.
California became Dee’s new home state in 1966. She lived in both Northern and Southern California before returning to Northern California to be closer to her children who lived in the Bay Area, settling in her favorite wine country town of Sonoma, California in 2005.
Dee enjoyed living in wine country, travelling to Mt. Shasta with her family, dining out, volunteering at Sonoma’s Pet’s Lifeline and savoring her “vino” with friends and family. Dee loved animals of all kinds and enjoyed watching the wildlife in both Sonoma and Mt. Shasta, especially the birds at sunrise and deer grazing at sunset.
Affectionately called Grammy Dee, she dearly loved her grandchildren Zack and Miles Hatch and delighted in watching them achieve at academics, excel at sports and grow up to be two fine young men.
Preceded in death by her mother Mildred Reville, father Vernon Martin, stepfather Horace Craig, grandparents Jesse and Tina Latham, sister Vikki G. Miller and brother Scott Craig.
She is survived by her daughter Lisa and husband Duncan Barr; her son David and wife Jennifer Bradshaw Hatch and grandsons Zachary Brooks and Miles Benjamin Hatch. She is also survived by the Latham family of Amarillo, Texas.
Her family would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude and special thanks to Hospice by the Bay and Hired Hands for their gentle and loving care towards the end of her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor would be welcome to Hospice by the Bay or Sonoma’s Pets Lifeline.
Arrangements by Duggan’s Mission Chapel, Sonoma, California.
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