ROBERT GRAHAM Robert Maurice Goodman, 83, passed away peacefully Jan 16, 2013, in Las Vegas surrounded by his family. Robert was born May 4, 1929, in Quantico, Va., to John Walter Goodman and Hazel Elizabeth Jones. He was preceded in death by his wife and sweetheart, Shirley, just three weeks ago; his brothers, James and John; his sister, Jean; and children, Scott Elmer and Lisa Bernice. Robert is survived by his brother, Ray Goodman; his sisters, Vera Murry and Brenda Engeberg; his children, Tom (Melinda), Bob (Sharon), Connie Graham (Kelly), Pam Renner and Kelly (Stephanie); 27 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1946 to 1949 and a mission for the LDS church in New Zealand from 1951 to 1954. Robert later published a book on mission experiences. He attended Brigham Young University, met his eternal companion, Shirley Motschman and married in the Los Angles Temple Aug. 17, 1956. Robert served in many LDS church leadership positions including bishop and stake president. As a real estate developer he was responsible for 18 major syndications on the east coast. Robert lectured extensively on real estate investing and also published a book on the subject. He also served publicly as city commissioner in Harlingen, Texas. He considered his greatest success his family. Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the LDS Chapel, 8801 W. Alexander Road, in Las Vegas. Robert will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond, Va. next to his loving wife and two children. Viewing will be 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan 29.


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