Eliza M. Goudge

Eliza Goudge

NEGAUNEE, MI – Eliza M. Goudge, age 105 a resident of Teal Lake Senior Living Community in Negaunee passed away Tuesday August 14, 2018 at UP Health System Marquette.

Eliza was born September 14, 1912 in National Mine (Tilden Twp.) to John and Sarah (Gill) Cardew. Eliza and her family owned and operated the American Cafe in Ishpeming for many years. She also worked as a seamstress at the H.W. Gossard Co. and a cook at many local establishments including the Mather Inn, Congress Pizza Lounge and the Ishpeming Public Schools.

Eliza was a member of Mitchell United Methodist Church in Negaunee, the American Legion Auxiliary and Business and Professional Women. Over her long life, she had many interest and hobbies including sewing, knitting, gardening and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed wintering and living in Zephyrhills, Florida where she cooked many meals for the park community where she lived.

Eliza is survived by a sister Olive Solomon of Ishpeming, 3 grandchildren: Marme (Ed) Courtney of Kalamazoo, MI, Elaine Lindquist of Haslet, TX and Mark Lindquist of Nunn, CO, 3 great grandchildren: Jason Courtney, Jenna (Chad) Calcaterra, and Lukas Lindquist, 2 great-great grandchildren: Alexandria and Lincoln Courtney, many nieces and nephews including Sandie (Bruce) Pierce, David (Bonnie) Morcom, Pat (Tom) Petersen and Peter Morcom, along with several great nieces and great nephews.

Eliza was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack Goudge, a daughter and son in law: Lois and Einer Lindquist, and 3 sisters and 5 brothers.

Eliza’s family will greet relatives and friends from 10:00-11:00 am on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home in Ishpeming where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 am with US Navy Chaplain R. Bruce Pierce officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the Negaunee Senior Center 410 Jackson St. Negaunee, MI 49866 in memory of Eliza.

Eliza’s obituary may be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.