Milton Kay Goodridge, 89 year-old resident of Kansas, Oklahoma, died October 29, 2010 at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital. Born April 21, 1921 in West Jordan, Utah, he was the son of George Milton Goodridge and Ruby (Penman) Goodridge.

Milton married Betty Frost on January 6, 1944 in Casper, Wyoming. He was a World War II Veteran POW and was awarded the Purple Heart. Milton worked as a teacher, coach and school superintendant for Calaveras County, California. He was also a member of the Angels Camp City Council. Milton was a member of the Angels Camp Lions Club, Angels Camp Rotary Club, Angels Camp Elks Lodge, Angels Camp Volunteer Fire Department and Angels Camp Gun Club. He was an active member of the 8th Air Force, 492nd Bomb Group, survivors of the fatal mission of June 2nd, 1944.

Milton was preceded in death by his parents; and four grandchildren, Monique Clements, Dean Goodridge, Baby Boy Goodridge and Monica Barnett.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; one son, John Milton Goodridge of Henderson, Nevada; one daughter, Diane Barnett and husband Keith of Kansas, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Brian Barnett and wife Anna Teresa of Hawaii, Jennifer Hough of Kansas, Oklahoma, John Michael Goodridge of Isleton, California, Justin Barnett and wife Marilyn of Ft. Hood, Texas, and Colton Barnett of Kansas, Oklahoma; eleven great-grandchildren and a special granddaughter, Desirae Barnett.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Kansas Cemetery, Kansas, Oklahoma with Pastor Lance Rodgers officiating.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.