BILLINGS’S GAZETTE                                            Saturday, November 4, 2006

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B. J. Goodheart                              

    MALTA - BJ "Swede" Goodheart, 83, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at the Phillips County Hospital, of leukemia. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at St Mary's Catholic Church in Malta. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home of Malta is in charge. 

    Published in the Billings Gazette on 11/4/2006.    

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                         Saturday, November 4, 2006

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Goodheart, B. J. "Swede"

 

 

    MALTA - World War II Army veteran and former State Sen. B.J. "Swede" Goodheart, 83, of Malta, a retired station agent for the Great Northern Railroad, died of leukemia Friday at a local hospital.
    Vigil services are 7 p.m. Sunday at St Mary's Catholic Church in Malta. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday at the church, with burial with military honors in Malta Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home of Malta is handling arrangements.
    B.J. was born Aug. 27, 1923, in Wagner, the son of Ervin and Mildred (Miller) Goodheart. He graduated from Harlem High School in 1941.
    He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and went overseas in 1943 with the signal engineers, serving in Europe until his discharge in 1945.
    He married Lois Jean Baker on Aug. 10, 1946, in Harlem.
    Swede was employed as a station agent for the Great Northern Railroad for 25 years, then sold life and casualty insurance until his retirement in 1985.
    He was active in politics, serving on the city council and then as mayor of Malta. He served two terms as the state senator from his district, and was appointed by Gov. Tom Judge as a member of the first Coal Board of Montana.
Swede was concerned for the medical facilities within the community, and served as trustee and director of the Phillips County Hospital and Good Samaritan Retirement Home. He also served on many other boards and committees for fundraising.
    He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a Fourth-Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
    Swede spent 25 years refereeing football and was inducted into the Montana Officials Association Hall of Fame. He lived a God-filled life, which led him to honesty, integrity and compassion.
     He is survived by his wife, Lois Jean, of Malta; children Dennis (Kathy) Goodheart of Billings, Douglas (Lori) Goodheart of Colstrip, Dianne (Kevin) Salsbery of Malta and Dawn Jones of Great Falls; sisters Marie (Earl) McCracken, Beverly Richman and Carol Cornett; a brother, Peter Goodheart; a brother-in-law, Chuck (Eva) Baker; 12 grandchildren, Danette (Jeff) Ross, Denny (Karen) Salsbery, Nathan Salsbery, Ryan (Janessa) Salsbery, Meghan (Scott) Bailey, Katy Goodheart, Jo Anna (Al) Carlson, C.J. Goodheart, Garrick Goodheart, and Erin, Parker and Morgan Jones; and seven great-grandchildren.
    Condolences may be sent online to greatfallstribune.com/obituaries.

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BILLINGS’S GAZETTE                                           Sunday, November 5, 2006

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Goodheart, B. J. "Swede"

 

    MALTA - World War II Army veteran and former State Senator, B.J. "Swede" Goodheart, 83, of Malta, a retired station agent for the Great Northern Railroad, died of leukemia Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at a local hospital. Vigil services are 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Malta. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at the Church, with burial and military honors in Malta Cemetery.

    Adams Funeral Home of Malta is handling arrangements.

    B.J. was born Aug. 27, 1923, in Wagner, the son of Ervin and Mildred (Miller) Goodheart. He graduated from Harlem High School in 1941.

    He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and went overseas in 1943 with the signal engineers, serving in Europe until his discharge in 1945.

    He married Lois Jean Baker on Aug. 10, 1946, in Harlem.

    Swede was employed as a station agent for the Great Northern Railroad for 25 years, then sold life and casualty insurance until his retirement in 1985. He was active in politics, serving on the city council and then as mayor of Malta. He served two terms as the state senator from his district, and was appointed by Gov. Tom Judge as a member of the first Coal Board of Montana. Swede was concerned for the medical facilities within the community, and served as trustee and director of the Phillips County Hospital and Good Samaritan Retirement Home. He also served on many other boards and committees for fundraising.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a Fourth-Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Swede spent 25 years refereeing football and was inducted into the Montana Officials Association Hall of Fame. He lived a God-filled life, which led him to honesty, integrity and compassion.

    He is survived by his wife, Lois Jean, of Malta; children, Dennis (Kathy) Goodheart of Billings, Douglas (Lori) Goodheart of Colstrip, Dianne (Devin) Salsbery of Malta and Dawn Jones of Great Falls; sisters, Marie (Earl) McCracken, Beverly Richman and Carol Cornett; a brother, Peter Goodheart; a brother-in-law, Chuck (Eva) Baker; 12 grandchildren, Danette (Jeff) Ross, Denny (Karen) Salsbery, Nathan Salsbery, Ryan (Janessa) Salsbery, Meghan (Scott) Bailey, Katy Goodheart, Jo Anna (Al) Carlson, C.J. Goodheart, Garrick Goodheart, and Erin, Parker and Morgan Jones; and seven great-grandchildren.         

    Published in the Billings Gazette from 11/4/2006 - 11/5/2006.   

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                              Tuesday, November 7, 2006

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BERNARD GOODHEART

(Created: Tuesday, November 7, 2006 12:53 PM MST)

    MALTA - Bernard Jerome “Swede” Goodheart, 83, of Malta, an Army veteran of World War II, retired station agent for the Great Northern Railway and a state senator, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at Phillips County Hospital of leukemia.
    A vigil service was held Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Malta, and his funeral Mass was held Monday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment was in the Malta Cemetery with military honors.

    B. J. was born Aug. 27, 1923, in Wagner, to Ervin and Mildred (Miller) Goodheart. He graduated from the Harlem High School in 1941. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and went overseas in 1943 with the signal engineers serving in the European area until his discharge in 1945.

    He married Lois Jean Baker August 10, 1946 in Harlem.

    Swede was employed as a station agent for the Great Northern Railway for 25 years, then sold life and casualty insurance until his retirement in 1985. He was active in politics, serving on the city council and than as mayor of Malta. He served two terms as state senator. He was appointed by Gov. Tom Judge as a member of the first Coal Board of Montana. Swede was concerned for the medical facilities within the community, serving as trustee and director of the Phillips County Hospital and Good Samaritan Retirement Home. He also served on many other boards and committees for fundraising. He was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and was a fourth degree Knights of Columbus. For several years, he was St. Mary’s basketball coach. Swede spent 25 years refereeing football and was inducted into the Montana Hall of Fame. Swede lived a God-filled life, which led him to honesty, integrity and compassion. 

    Survivors include his wife, Lois Jean of Malta; children, Dennis (Kathy) Goodheart of Billings, Douglas (Lori) Goodheart of Colstrip, Dianne (Kevin) Salsbery of Malta and Dawn Jones of Great Falls; 12 grandchildren, Danette (Jeff) Ross, Denny (Karen) Salsbery, Nathan Salsbery, Ryan (Janessa) Salsbery, Meghan (Scott) Bailey, Katy Goodheart, JoAnna (Al) Carlson, C.J. Goodheart, Garrick Goodheart, Erin, Parker and Morgan Jones; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie (Earl) McCracken, Beverly Richman and Carol Cornett; brother, Peter Goodheart; and brother-in-law Chuck (Eva) Baker.

    Adams Funeral Home of Malta is in charge of arrangements.

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