Adaline Frances Linkletter Good

Adaline Frances Linkletter Good, born in Seattle on January 8, 1922 to Lloyd G & Junia E Linkletter, died peacefully on January 23, 2015. Raised in Seattle’s University District she and her older brother Richard and her parents spent many summers either at Mt Rainer National Park, where their father had the Mt. Rainier National Park Photography Concession for a time, or travelling around the northwest where their father photographed many of the landscape scenes he so dearly loved. The family also spent time at her Aunt and Uncle’s family farm in Joyce, WA with her 6 cousins.  She started working young as a sales person in the family business, The Linkletter Studio located in the University District. She graduated from Roosevelt High School mid-term in 1939 to go on to earn a BA from the University of Washington 1943.  In doing so, she followed her mother and brother as a graduate of U of W.  She joined Phrateres at the U of W and remained an active member throughout her life.

Pre-WWII brought her future Husband, Ernest (Ernie) H. Good, of the Montana National Guard, to Camp Murray, located inside of Fort Lewis.  They met on a blind date in 1941 and later became engaged before Ernie shipped out to serve as an Army medic in the Pacific theater following the attack on Pearl Harbor.  After graduation, she was employed in the offices of General Electric.  Following his return stateside in July 1945, they were married at the University Christian Church on December 2nd of the same year and, after the births of their two daughters, they moved to Kenmore in 1948, whereupon her two sons were born.

She was awarded the PTA Golden Acorn by the time her eldest daughter was in the 2nd grade.  Therefore, when Ernie suffered a near fatal heart attack just after the birth of their elder son, the district employed her in the same elementary school her two daughters were attending.  She only worked during the hours the two girls were in school, but that provided the family with income while Ernie recovered.  Her community service spanned her whole adult life and included being a Girl Scout leader, a Girl Scout District Cookie Chairman, PTA President, Cub Scout Den Mother, Sunday School Teacher, Board member of Rim Rock Cove Owners Association, 30 year Northshore Senior Center volunteer at Bothell Landing site, then at the new Center and also at the Kenmore site.  In addition, she started the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group at the Senior Center and was a Hospice Volunteer.  She was a freelance reporter for the local community newspaper, The Bothell Citizen, and a Notary Public.

After her eldest daughter graduated from Bothell High School in 1965, she began working at the same High School as an assistant to the Librarian, later moving to a secretarial position in the counselor’s office and finally became the school’s head secretary.

She was a world traveler and her travels included trips to the Canyon Lands in Arizona,  Prince Edward Island, the New England area, Hong Kong, Thailand, England, Scotland and Costa Rica, a Historical tour of Washington DC, Virginia and Philadelphia, as well as Cruises of the Hawaiian Islands, through the Panama Canal and on European rivers.  Ernie and she took their grandchildren on several trips.

As a child through her mid-20’s, she attended University Christian Church then attended Lake City Christian Church as an adult with her children, she was a founding member of the Lake Washington Christian Church in Kirkland.  She served as an elder and deacon.

She is survived by daughters Ina Novak and Bonnie Good, son Alan Good and his wife Ronda, Grandsons Anthony Novak and his wife Wendy, and Chad Good, Granddaughters Chelsey and Stephanie Good, Great Grandson Dakota Novak and Great Granddaughter Kendra Novak, Sister-in-law Doris Linkletter, Nephews Terry and David Linkletter, and Doug Good, Niece Jean Kleinert and their families.  She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 48 years, Ernest H Good, son Marlow M Good, grandson Darrel T Novak, her brother Richard L Linkletter and her cousins, offspring of her Maternal Aunt.  She was the youngest of her brother and her cousins and the last to leave this earth.

Adaline was always a very social person and a natural public speaker – probably because of her early sales experience. While in school she was often referred to as the personification of the Dale Carnegie book “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” She loved being involved in what was going on. She liked to be in the know and to help out.

Mom will be greatly missed, but she is where she wanted to be.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Northshore Senior Center

10201 East Riverside Dr., Bothell, WA 98011-3708
Lake Washington Christian Church

343 – 15th Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033

The American Heart Association

Gift Processing Center, PO Box 7885, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8851
Sight Connection

9709 Third Ave NE, #100, Seattle, WA 98115-2027

5 Responses to “Adaline Frances Linkletter Good”

  • Judy Tickle says:

    Adaline was a very special lady. We were church members together at Lake Wash Christian Church in Kirkland. I loved listening to her talk about her family and her travels. A very dear lady always smiling never down and very uplifting to be around. You could ask Adaline anything and she had a great answer for you. I will miss her very much but so glad she can walk and see and enjoy where is now.
    God bless you Adaline, I will never forget you.
    Judy Tickle

  • Marianne Gregersen says:

    Adaline Good was a very special person who was the secretary in the Bothell High School Library when I began working there in 1967 fresh out of the U of W Library School with a master’s degree, but no actual experience. Thanks to her gentle guidance she introduced me to the school and library where I would be working for 23 years. Before computers entered the picture, she typed what seemed like thousands of cards for the catalog which represented the collection we cared for, but her specialty was working with students, teachers, administrators, and parents. She moved on from the library to the counseling office, and later to the main office at the school. Most of all she was a good friend and influence on many, especially to me.

  • Ruth and David Poe says:

    Adaline was a very good friend of are family. We know she is in a better place now. Hopefully this will bring peace to the family.

  • Mary Jane Steele says:

    I knew Adaline as a faithful member of the Phrateres Alumnae Association. She was present at many of our activities and will be missed by this group.

  • Loretta Hucks says:

    Adaline will be missed by the Phrateres Alumni Association. We enjoyed her sense of humor and her enthusiasm. I also knew her from exercise class at the Northshore Y.

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