Wapato High School Alumni

Wapato, Washington (WA)

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Twila Goodwin

Twila Goodwin

Class of 1934

Twila graduated in 1934 from Wapato High School. Her first three years of high school we spent at Stadium High in Tacoma WA. She was descended from a pioneer Yakima family who first settled their in 1867. Following graduation she was employed by the Toppenish Trading Company. Her future husband managed a service station across the street in Toppenish. Morgan Brassfield and Twila Goodwin were married in October of 1935 in Sunnyside WA. Their first two children, Morgan Jr. and John were born in Toppenish in 1936 and 1938. Morgan Sr. then became employed by the City of Tacoma and the growing family moved there. Two daughters, Coralie and Alice were born there in 1940 and 1942. In 1944 the family moved to East Olympia WA where they had purchased a general store. Twila was the postmistress there and also operated the store with her husband. The store was sold in 1952 and the family moved to Hewitt Lake, near Tumwater WA. In 1955 Twila went to work for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. She was steadily promoted, eventually becoming the Chief Fiscal Officer before retiring in 1978. The family had moved to south Olympia in 1955. She was active in the Republican Party and at one time was President of the Young Women's Republican Club. She was an active gardener with a greenhouse and was quite active outdoors in berry picking and mushroom hunting. The extended family would hold a reunion in Ocean Shores annually. Morgan and Twila lived on the bay at Coopers Point in Olympia for several years. Morgan Sr. passed away in 1971 from complications from Parkinson's disease. Twila moved back to south Olympia near her sister Dorothy and her family until she passed away in 1992 after a three year battle with pancreatic cancer. Her four children were at her side. Twila was a Life Master at contract bridge and had many friends in Olympia.

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