Saturday, August 23, 2008

Brother Dave Goddard


My neighbor, Dave Goddard passed away from a plane crash yesterday. He and his daughter, Cecilee worked for Dr. Ellsworth. Dave was our Sunday School President here in Cedar-view Ward. Dave was a recent divorcee and would sit with us in the back on Sundays. My son, Nick was his home-teaching companion. (*Recently, he cured my son, Dakota's baldness...with injections of steroids :). Dave will be missed by everyone in Southern Utah. He was a wonderful person. Dr.Ellsworth was a good friend also. Roland wired his cabin-which was as beautiful as his home here in town. We are all so stunned.

10 People From Cedar City Killed in Moab Plane Crash

By Jim Nagy

MOAB, Utah (AP) -- Ten people died in the fiery crash of a twin-engine plane near the Canyonlands Field airport in southeastern Utah, the Grand County sheriff said Saturday.
The plane was fully engulfed in flames when emergency responders arrived Friday night at the site about 2 miles from the airport. There were no survivors, Sheriff James Nyland said, adding all of the victims were from Cedar City, Utah.
Nyland said the plane took off from Canyonlands Field, near Arches National Park and about 18 miles northwest of Moab. The National Transportation Safety Board was expected at the scene Saturday.
Lt. Steve White told radio station KCYN in Moab that the plane "pancaked" after skidding along the ground.
Nyland said the victims included the director of Red Canyon Aesthetics & Medical Spa, a dermatology clinic headquartered in Cedar City, clinic staff and the pilot.
He identified the victims as David White, the pilot; Dr. Lansing Ellsworth, the clinic director; David Goddard; Mandy Johnson; Marcie Tillery, 29; Valerie Imlay, 52; Keith Shumway, 29; Dallon Ellsworth, 24; Camie Vigil, 25; and Cecilee Goddard, 25.
Lansing Ellsworth had recently initiated a monthly skin clinic in Moab, Nyland said.
Red Canyon Aesthetics has seven clinics in Utah, two in Nevada and one in Page, Ariz., according to the company's Web site.

3 comments:

MERRIANNE said...

oh my goodness Dolly. I wish i was there to give you a hug. that is so sad and terrible.

Frumpy Luv said...

So sorry to hear this - what a tragic event. This has been a bad week for so many - comforting thoughts coming your way ...

Shelle said...

Wow...that is incredible...some of those that died were my age...so sad.

I'm glad we have the church! we know where they are and we can be happy they are there with loved ones! :)

Tell me how that sleeping stuff...Melatonin works for you...I'm interested!

Oh and how old are your children? I love that you live so close to me! :)