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LTC Eric Michael Gouldthorpe

July 1, 1974 ~ January 26, 2018 (age 43)
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A candle was lit by The Galeano Family on January 28, 2018 7:06 PM
Message from Linda Rasnake
January 29, 2018 9:18 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of LTC Eric Gouldthorphe....I was so very fortunate to have got to meet him and the Gouldthorphe Family and spend time with Erin and Eric! His legacy will live on with 2 strong young boys! YOU WILL BE MISSED SIR! Thank you for your Service to our great Country! HOOAH!
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A candle was lit by Craig & Nancy Schoen on January 29, 2018 12:35 PM
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A candle was lit by The Gallagher family on January 29, 2018 1:45 PM
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A candle was lit by Jerry Coffey on January 29, 2018 1:56 PM
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A candle was lit by The Berberich family. on January 29, 2018 1:56 PM
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A Designers Choice was sent on January 29, 2018

With Love and Sympathy Pamela Davis

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A candle was lit by Eric and Anita Robertson on January 29, 2018 2:09 PM
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A candle was lit by Doug & Ginny Killian on January 29, 2018 2:23 PM
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A candle was lit by Jay and Melinda Brown on January 29, 2018 2:32 PM
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A candle was lit by Jay and Melinda Brown on January 29, 2018 2:38 PM
Our deepest sympathies and condolences. Our hearts were felt a little less full upon hearing of Eric’s passing. He was a great father, husband, soldier and friend. His love of family,country and life was always shown by his broad smile and wonderful laugh. We miss you Eric and will always keep you in our hearts!
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A candle was lit by The Stanley Family on January 29, 2018 2:40 PM
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A candle was lit by The Chestnut Family on January 29, 2018 2:44 PM
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A candle was lit by Hunt and Enid Kinkead on January 29, 2018 2:45 PM
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A candle was lit by Stephanie Clements Tyree on January 29, 2018 2:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Wendy self on January 29, 2018 3:01 PM
Message from Debby Thayer
January 29, 2018 3:13 PM

William and Pam,
All of you are in our prayers. I'm sure the time you were able to spend with Eric and his family will always be a blessing. I know you are very proud of him and all that he accomplished in his life, the examples he set for his boys, his family, and his soldiers. He was an inspiration. I'll remember the cute and funny little boy that lived next door. - Debby Thayer
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A candle was lit by Becky (Jackson) Wang on January 29, 2018 3:15 PM
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A candle was lit by Beverly and Tia on January 29, 2018 3:33 PM
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A candle was lit by Denny and Marlene Brown on January 29, 2018 3:40 PM
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A candle was lit by Lanny and Betty Lambdin on January 29, 2018 3:41 PM
Message from Betty Lambdin
January 29, 2018 3:52 PM

Our hearts are with you as you grieve the loss of this extraordinary man. I remember Eric as a youth, a wonderful young man, destined for greatness. May he rest in peace.
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A candle was lit by The Geiser family on January 29, 2018 4:12 PM
Message from James&Ann-Marie Lafferty
January 29, 2018 4:17 PM

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall upon your soft fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand

Message from Wendy Ledford
January 29, 2018 5:01 PM

What an amazing tribute. It speaks volumes about him. Thinking of you.
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A candle was lit by Walter & Kathy Mason, Noah Dunkley on January 29, 2018 5:03 PM
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A candle was lit by Barbara & Dennis (Dink) Middleton on January 29, 2018 5:08 PM
Message from Barbara & Dennis (Dink) Middleton
January 29, 2018 5:13 PM

We are so sorry for your loss keeping all of family and friends in my thoughts and prayers God has gained another angel. Barbara and Dennis Middleton
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A candle was lit by Dan Myers on January 29, 2018 5:18 PM
Message from The Goodmans
January 29, 2018 5:30 PM

Goldie and Pam: our deepest condolences to you for the loss of Eric. Our hearts are with you.
Betsy and Steve
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A candle was lit by Michael and Kathryn MacNeil on January 29, 2018 6:24 PM
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A candle was lit by Dennis & Mary Ann Sitton on January 29, 2018 6:55 PM
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A candle was lit by Gamponia Family on January 29, 2018 7:00 PM
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A candle was lit by Fuel Cowboys, J8 on January 29, 2018 7:28 PM
Message from Paul Palmer
January 29, 2018 7:40 PM

Goldie, Pam and Kelly,

I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Eric's passing. He was such a good guy - I often think back to all the baseball, basketball and golf we played as kids on Shady Oak Drive. I know you are so proud of all his accomplishments and I am so thankful for his service to our country. Please accept my condolences and deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paul Palmer
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A candle was lit by Tom Garrette on January 29, 2018 7:59 PM
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A candle was lit by CW3 (Ret) Rene C. Molina on January 29, 2018 8:02 PM
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A candle was lit by Brad and Sabrina Carter on January 29, 2018 8:03 PM
Message from Rene Molina & family
January 29, 2018 8:11 PM

It saddens me to know that Eric was called to go home so early in his young life. Eric was always smiling and happy every single day even when the day was challenging. He was an amazing person and an outstanding officer to learn from. I appreciative for the times we had....he will truly be missed. Rest in peace my friend......
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A candle was lit by Ann Jennings Maddox, Amherst, VA on January 29, 2018 8:23 PM
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A candle was lit by Stan and Michelle Creasy, Charlottesville, VA on January 29, 2018 8:35 PM
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A candle was lit by Dennis and Debbie Copenhaver on January 29, 2018 8:56 PM
Message from Debbie Copenhaver
January 29, 2018 8:59 PM

We are so sorry and praying for all of you. That rambunctious boy turned into quite a man and I know you were so proud of him!
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A candle was lit by Julie Segel on January 29, 2018 9:24 PM
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A candle was lit by The Boffardi Family on January 29, 2018 9:42 PM
Message from Carrie O’Dell
January 29, 2018 10:06 PM

What a tribute to a fantastic man from his loving family. I cannot say enough good things about Eric and I am just so sad to hear of his passing.

May God Bless the Gouldthorpe family and bring them comfort during this difficult time. God Speed, Eric—you are the definition of a hero.
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A candle was lit by The O’Dells on January 29, 2018 10:08 PM
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A candle was lit by Erin Johannes Begley on January 29, 2018 10:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Ryan & Mihaela Smith on January 29, 2018 11:29 PM
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A candle was lit by Brandon and Zukhra Burke on January 29, 2018 11:33 PM
Message from Ryan & Mihaela Smith
January 29, 2018 11:34 PM

Sending you our deepest heart felt condolences for your loss. Eric welcomed us to Fort Bliss like a long lost brother would even though we just met. His unique laugh was contagious as he always had a positive attitude & up-beat spirit. He’ll forever be in our thoughts and prayers.
Message from Brandon Burke
January 29, 2018 11:43 PM

Erin, the world is less of a blissful place after Eric's passing. I fondly remember all the great moments he and I had during our shared service time together in Heidelberg, and will always remember his distinctive laugh and apparent love and knowledge of every college sports mascot out there. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your boys.
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A candle was lit by Peter and Brenda Geelen (JFCBS-J4) on January 30, 2018 1:04 AM
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A candle was lit by WO Vlad Negru ROAF on January 30, 2018 1:14 AM
Message from Bosnia and Herzegovina
January 30, 2018 1:15 AM

Rest in peace!
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A candle was lit by Jean-Marie Jamois on January 30, 2018 1:47 AM
Message from Jean-Marie Jamois (FRA, JFCBS J-8)
January 30, 2018 2:05 AM

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.
I knew Eric from JFCBS and we were in Afghanistan together. He was a great officer, professional and fun and I had deep respect for him. His smile is unforgettable.

"Tu n'es plus là où tu étais, mais tu es partout là où je suis". Merci d'avoir enrichi ma vie.
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A candle was lit by The Macauleys on January 30, 2018 4:34 AM
Message from Brian Keesee
January 30, 2018 5:26 AM

Praying for you and your family. God bless
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A candle was lit by Charlie Johnson on January 30, 2018 6:45 AM
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A candle was lit by Eric Lox (JFCBS) on January 30, 2018 7:26 AM
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A candle was lit by Erwin Reynders (JFCBS -Netherlands) on January 30, 2018 7:33 AM
Message from Lincoln, Nebraska
January 30, 2018 7:42 AM

Erin, Easton, and Everett,
Thank you for sharing Eric with all of his Army family. Eric was the first person I met when I moved to Fort Bliss and he treated me like family. He was a true professional that loved his Army family, but most of all he loved you three. I can't convey how much happiness and love he brought to everyone he touched. He is in heaven and will be watching over all of you. Remember the good times and his love.

LTC(R) Corey and Lynne Cook
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A candle was lit by Rob and Antoinette Hilton on January 30, 2018 7:47 AM
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A candle was lit by Steve and Janelle Allen on January 30, 2018 8:04 AM
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A candle was lit by Gunnar Classen (JFCBS J4) on January 30, 2018 9:12 AM
Message from Travis Sumner
January 30, 2018 9:54 AM

My thoughts are with Erin and family.
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A candle was lit by Ray and Ronda Cox on January 30, 2018 11:43 AM
Message from Kate. McPhatter
January 30, 2018 12:09 PM

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Eric. He was a good friend in high school, and I will always remember his kind nature and contagious smile. Please know I will keep your family close in prayer.
Message from Travis Richie
January 30, 2018 12:58 PM

I'm very sorry to learn of Eric's passing. He was a great officer and a great man. Always one to have a smile on his face and a kind word, he will not be forgotten!
Message from US Army
January 30, 2018 1:57 PM

My deepest condolences. Eric, thank you for your service to this great Nation. Rest in peace and know that we are so grateful for you.
LTC (Retired) J Bollinger, USA
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A Table Basket was sent on January 30, 2018

Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. Mike and Sharon King

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A candle was lit by Lisa Bailey Mackey on January 30, 2018 2:37 PM
Message from Sonny and Kay Woody
January 30, 2018 2:39 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric's family and with Pam, Goldie and the rest of the family. I know Eric put up a real battle. Even though he was battling, every time I saw a picture of him on face book, he still had that smile. We did not get to see Eric due to his deployment; however, we did get to see him and his wife at a baseball game in Madison Heights where they were watching one of the sons play ball. We were really glad to see them and get to talk to them for a few minutes. Again our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with the family.
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A candle was lit by Edmond Andrès (France) on January 30, 2018 4:44 PM
Message from Paris (France)
January 30, 2018 4:53 PM

All my thoughts and prayers to Eric's family. I was honoured to work with Eric in Brunssum and in Afghanistan and I will always remember him and his contagious smile.
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A candle was lit by Rae and Ed Medley on January 30, 2018 5:36 PM
Message from Sharon and Gerald Bryant
January 30, 2018 5:45 PM

Thank you so much for your service Eric and Erin!! We are so sad for the whole Gouldthorpe family with the loss of Eric!! Please accept our sincere sympathy!! You are in our prayers during the difficult days ahead!!
Message from Rae Medley
January 30, 2018 5:54 PM

So sorry to hear of Eric's passing. What a great tribute to an amazing gentleman! Thanks for your service and dedication .Goldie, we extend our thoughts and prayers to you and the family during this difficult time. We remember you talking about him at our ACHS reunion and everyone on the committee could hear the love and pride in your voice. Hope the memories will comfort you.
Message from Larry J. Kellogg
January 30, 2018 5:55 PM

Dear Erin and family,
I wanted to wish you and your family our deepest sympathies in this tough time. Eric was just finishing up his high school career when I came into Amherst County. but as I worked and interacted with his dad at school, mom and sister in a variety of settings, I was well-aware of his career and accomplishments. You and the family have so much to be proud of. A fine young man who has been taken from us way too soon. Please accept my family's Christian sympathies and know that Eric is with the Lord and someday in the future, you will be joined again.
Message from Larry J. Kellogg
January 30, 2018 5:55 PM

Dear Erin and family,
I wanted to wish you and your family our deepest sympathies in this tough time. Eric was just finishing up his high school career when I came into Amherst County. but as I worked and interacted with his dad at school, mom and sister in a variety of settings, I was well-aware of his career and accomplishments. You and the family have so much to be proud of. A fine young man who has been taken from us way too soon. Please accept my family's Christian sympathies and know that Eric is with the Lord and someday in the future, you will be joined again.
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A candle was lit by The Brunclik Family on January 30, 2018 6:18 PM
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A Sweet and Warm Remembrance Pedestal Arrangement was sent by Brett and Carla Hollifield on January 30, 2018

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A candle was lit by Louisiana on January 30, 2018 7:53 PM
We are unbelievably saddened at Eric’s passing. Carla and I are very blessed to have had him in our life and to have been able to call him friend. Although time and distance may have kept us apart, I will always consider him as one of my best friends and brother-in-arms. It was one of the honors of my life to have served with him. Eric was an amazing husband, father, and officer... an amazing guy. Our hearts are broken for you and your family.

With love and prayers,

Brett and Carla Hollifield
Message from Dale Carlson & Don McCarthy
January 30, 2018 10:33 PM

To Pam, Goldie, Erin, and boys, May the love you share with eachother now, and the love you'll receive from your friends during this time, bring moments of peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Dale and Don
Message from COL (R) Cheri Provancha
January 31, 2018 1:10 AM

Rest in peace Eric. My deepest sympathies to the Gouldthorpe family. I served with Eric in the 3d ESC. I always counted him among my friends and enjoyed our discussions and trips together. He made the world a better place and he will be missed. Stay strong and find comfort in the wonderful memories--he would want nothing less. Yours in service, Cheri
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A candle was lit by Danny Verbeeck (JFCBS J4, Brunssum, The Netherlands) on January 31, 2018 1:47 AM
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A candle was lit by Enrico BESCHI (JFCBS J4 JLSG, Brunssum The Netherlands) on January 31, 2018 2:33 AM
Message from Kevin Woody
January 31, 2018 7:41 AM

I remember having so much fun with Eric, from playing baseball to playing golf as youngsters, we always had a good time. Prayers for Pam, Gouldie, Kelly, Erin and the boys !!!
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A Garden Path Vase was ordered on January 31, 2018

Message from Bill (Duke) and Peg Ellingson
January 31, 2018 10:17 AM

We share your sadness as you honor and remember your husband, father, son and friend. May his wonderful spirit and the unforgettable memories help you through these difficult times now and in the future. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Message from Meshell Robinson
January 31, 2018 12:00 PM

Goldie
Prayers go up for you and your family. I didn't know Eric personally but knew that he was a good man, son, brother, husband & father just by listening to you talk about him. God knows best and Eric's pain and suffering is over. Let your faith be your guide during this time of bereavement. We will continue to keep you and the family in prayer. Blessings to each of you.
Meshell, Papoose and the Robinson Family
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A Traditional Funeral Basket was ordered on January 31, 2018

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A Garden Path Vase was ordered on January 31, 2018

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A candle was lit by Linda Lampman-Ebert on January 31, 2018 7:25 PM
Goldie & Pam, my heart ❤️ goes out to you on the loss of your son, Eric. And, of course, to his wife, Erin and family. I can only imagine the hurt you are dealing with at this time. I know you are so proud of all he accomplished in the 43 years you had him. You will be in my prayers for God to give you the strength you all need. Love and may God bless you all. Linda
Message from Julie Pounders
February 1, 2018 6:03 PM

Pam, Goldy, Lyn, and the entire family, what a tribute to a gifted man,who loved the life he lived. We have hope of an even better life with our Lord, so we can cling to that even when we are overcome with sadness. Love, Julie
Message from Mike & Jennifer Lally
February 1, 2018 7:03 PM

Erin, Easton and Everett,

We are so sorry for your loss. Eric was an outstanding young man and superb Soldier. He was deeply respected and admired by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With heartfelt sympathy, Mike & Jennifer Lally
Message from Ann & Jeff Dietze
February 1, 2018 7:27 PM

Our sincere sympathies go to the Gouldthorpe family at this very difficult time. Having been a fellow U.S. Army officer, we understand the joys, challenges and separations that military life brings. At this time the entire Gouldthorpe family is going through probably the most difficult challenge, but we are confident that your family will stay strong and continue to remember the joyous times in Eric's life. We have been praying for Eric throughout his illness and will continue to pray for his soul and for his family. Stay strong.
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A candle was lit by Monyei Family on February 1, 2018 8:59 PM
Message from CSM(R) Willie C. Tennant Sr and Stella
February 1, 2018 10:06 PM

This is a sad moment as I received the word about the passing of Eric, a fine officer who served his country in the time of war as a true hero. We served together under the leadership of MG Lally. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Sir!
Message from Aaron Vandervelde
February 1, 2018 11:17 PM

Erin, Gouldie, Pam and Kelly,

It is so hard to comprehend Eric's passing and the tremendous loss that represents. He was such a great friend. Reading through his tribute brings back so many wonderful memories of our childhood and all the great times we had. Getting the Civic stuck on an icy back road and needing Gouldie to bail us out. Playing together in the Regional Golf Championships in High School. Tackle football on Thanksgiving. Eric was always such a steadfast friend and I have no doubt he was a loving husband and father.

He will be missed by so many and please accept my condolences.

Aaron
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A Dignity in White Pedestal Arrangement was ordered on February 1, 2018

Message from SSG (Ret) Lorna Urbano
February 2, 2018 5:32 AM

My deepest condolences to the Gouldthorpe family. I told my 15 yr old son if he remembered MAJ G and at first he said no. But when I reminded him of the party we went to at his house and he made s’mores for the first time ever he immediately remember and got extremely sad. Thanks for the memories Sir. You will never be forgotten.
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A candle was lit by Mrs. J. Johnson on February 2, 2018 3:55 PM
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A candle was lit by LTC Michael and Elsie Perry on February 2, 2018 7:27 PM
Message from Mike Wright
February 3, 2018 12:09 AM

Erin, my heart goes out to you and the boys. I cannot fathom your loss, but I am confident he is looking on you and is at peace we cannot know until we join him and prost a good glass of whiskey with him. God Bless you for your strength, love and constant care you provided Eric and your boys through these last few years and an Army career.

Colleen and I were at church Last Sunday and the first song was "Jesus Draw Me Nearer". We both immediately recognized Eric in it. The verses below said it all; it was a bittersweet moment. I hope they provide some comfort. Your all in our prayers and I will never forget Eric! Raising a glass in his honor tonight and every Ground Hog day from now on!

Let the treasures of the trial
Form within me as I go
And at the end of this long passage
Let me leave them at Your throne
Jesus draw me ever nearer to You

May this journey be a blessing
May I rise on wings of faith
And at the end of my heart's testing
With Your likeness let me wake
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A candle was lit by Chris and Brandi Johnson on February 3, 2018 7:56 AM
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A candle was lit by Dale McClelland on February 3, 2018 8:26 AM
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A candle was lit by Ray and Janet Harbin on February 4, 2018 8:55 PM
Message from Kevin A. Whiteaker
February 9, 2018 11:51 PM

We forget those who don't care and forever remember and treasure the people that simply recognize us. Standing and listening, saying hi, good morning or do you need anything? LTC Gouldthorpe and family helped me mature both personally and professionally. I was always moved by his daily motivation. My deepest condolences go out to the Gouldthorpe family. Thanks for the scotch, Sir. Cheers.
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