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Lorraine Goodnoe Gardner

Obituary for Lorraine Goodnoe Gardner

May 25, 2018
Newtown, Pennsylvania


E. Lorraine Goodnoe Gardner was born to Lorenzo and Ester L. Smith on June 20, 1921 in Altoona, PA. She left this life to be with her Lord on May 25, 2018. She married Raymond W. Goodnoe Sr. after meeting on a blind date in Trenton, NJ. After waiting 5 years for Ray to return from the Army, they were married in 1946. Together they took over his family's dairy farm in Newtown, PA. and in 1955 started Goodnoe Farm Dairy Bar. When widowed in 1963 she took over the restaurant, the dairy farm and raised their 3 children.

Lorraine was a Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR), first woman president of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, and was a board member of TODAY Inc. She started a local meeting of PFLAG. Once retired in 1973, she enjoyed traveling. In 1982 she married Matthew Gardner and visited extensively with Matt's family in Ireland.

She is survived by her 3 children Jack (Margaret), Susie (Sue), and Skip (Robyn), her grandchildren Ezra, Jesse, Carley, Kendall and Colin, and her great grandchildren Michael, Zoe, Lucy, Lily, Garrett and Ben.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, May 31st at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Newtown, followed by a service at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, Lorraine requested donations be made to the United Methodist Church in Newtown, or to Bethanna Home ( in South Hampton.

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  • United Methodist Church in Newtown
    35 Liberty St
    Newtown, PA 18940

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Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940
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