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December 14, 2013

First Pres. remembers Alice Goddard with bells

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Steve added, “We appreciate this opportunity to memorialize our mother. We think the carillon bells are appropriate for the purpose because of her love of music and the church.”

Phil said his mother provided the music for numerous weddings, funerals and was very proud of having provided the music for two state PEO conventions. “However,” he said, “her true dedication was to the First Presbyterian Church, where for 18 years, she could always be counted on to provide such splendid music that people would call her home afterwards to congratulate her.”

Alan said his mother’s true love for music was everyday in the Goddard household. “Mother would practice on the piano or the organ in the living room and her number one admirer (Dad) would be there sitting and listening. When she first was asked to be the church organist in 1956 she would go to the church on Wednesday nights to practice. She did this for many years until Dad decided he would rather she practiced at home, so he bought a full size Baldwin church organ for her. She was so proud of that organ and of course the family was privileged to get to hear the wonderful music for Sunday’s service ahead of time. Mother could play any style of music and often did whether on the organ or piano to our benefit.”

“Knowing her memory will be heard by the community when the bells are played will remind me of those beautiful times in the living room,” said Alan. “Thank you to the friends, members of the church and especially Greg and Judy Rust for seeing this tribute project to completion.”

The First Presbyterian Church will be fine-tuning the pealing of the bells in the carillon over the next week or so and hope the variety of sounds is a worthy addition to the community.

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