On July 18, 2019, Frederick “Lynn” Goble, a loving husband and father of four children, went to be with the Lord at the age of 69 after battling Alzheimer’s disease.
Lynn was born on August 19, 1949 in Centralia, WA to Irene and Don Goble (who had passed away the month prior). He grew up in Morton, WA and graduated from Morton High School in 1967. In 1969, Lynn graduated from Green River Community College with a degree in Civil Engineering. Later that year he married his wife Genia. Together they lived in Morton for the next twenty three years and raised their family.
During his time in Morton, Lynn worked diligently to provide for his family. He worked mostly for St. Regis, Murray Pacific, and WIDCO (Centralia Coal Mine) as a civil engineer. He was also very active in the community, primarily volunteering his time as an Emergency Medical Technician and Fireman with the Morton Fire Department. In 1990, he was presented a Lifesaving Award by the City of Chehalis for “acts of heroism” for saving a couple from their submerged vehicle. After moving from Morton, Lynn started his second career as an environmental driller for Cascade Drilling in Woodinville where he quickly built a strong reputation based on his work ethic and friendly demeanor. During his time at Cascade, he enjoyed many of those years working with two of his sons, James and Kasey. He retired in 2014 and moved back to Lewis County.
Lynn was known for his outgoing personality, quick wit and his willingness to help others in need. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and visiting Mount Rainier National Park. Lynn was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Donald Goble, his mother Irene Orr and brother Don Goble. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years Genia, his children, Rick (Shawna) of Chehalis, James of Everett, Kasey (Leora) of Kirkland and Angel (Nate) of Lynden, his brother Ron Chapman of Morton, and sister Sue (Wayne) Mead of Morton. Lynn had nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on August 24th at the First Church of God in Morton, WA where Lynn accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and attended with his wife and children for many years.
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