Richard Norman "Dick" Goeth, Class of 1950

(5/30/1929 1/27/2017)


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Richard Norman “Dick” Goeth died on January 27, 2017 in Austin, TX. He was born on May 30, 1929 in San Antonio, TX to Richard Louis and Mildred Elise Seeberg Goeth. During the war years of WWII, Dick attended schools in San Antonio, TX, Rantoul, IL, Wichita Falls, TX, and Pompano Beach, FL prior to graduating from Austin High School in 1946.

In the fall of 1946 Dick entered UT Austin. He majored in Mechanical Engineering and joined the Naval ROTC program. The Unit went through some pretty lean times during the post-WWII years but Dick stuck with it. He received his BS degree in June 1950 and was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Naval Reserve, Civil Engineer Corps. He served on active duty at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Subic Bay, Philippine Islands.

Upon his return to civilian life, Dick held managerial positions at the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), American Standard Industrial Division, Milstead Supply of Austin, Climate Engineering of Austin, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). In 1954, Dick married Elisabeth Field and moved to Detroit and then Dallas where their three daughters were born, and where they lived until 1969, when they returned to Austin.

Dick is survived by his wife Elisabeth, his children and their families: Elise and Rick Schram, Marshall and Caroline Schram, Caroline and Cody Holden, and Catherine Schram, Loraine and Barry Wood, Katlin Wood, Cara Wood and Hope Wood, Beverly and Bruce Irick, Bennett and Kayla Irick, and Brandon Irick and his twin brother, Rolf Goeth of Las Vegas, NV.

A memorial service was held at Brookdale Westlake on February 3, 2017. Most of this obituary was taken from one published in the Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 2 to Feb. 6, 2017.


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