Zoe Goodenbour
March 24, 1992 - November 12, 2016

Zoe Marie Goodenbour, 24, of Garrison passed away on Saturday November 12, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids as the result of an automobile accident. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday November 17, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Interment will be held privately in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Hazleton.  A memorial fund has been established.

Zoe was born in Oelwein on March 24, 1992, the daughter of Brett Moritz and Susan McLaury. She graduated from the Vinton-Shellsburg High School in 2010. Zoe was employed with the Cedar Valley Ranch in Vinton. She was united in marriage with Joe Goodenbour on October 3, 2013 in Vinton.  Zoe loved crafts, music, her friends and her family.  She especially loved her kids with all her heart, they were her world, and she enjoyed spending time with them-there was never a dull moment.  She also loved the residents of Cedar Valley Ranch.  She will be missed by everyone, especially her dog Emma.    

Zoe is survived by her husband Joe; her daughter Aubree Lynn; sons Gunner William and Peyton Michael; her sisters Zadie (Alex) Dague of Vinton and Audey Moritz of Atkins; her brothers Brent Brown of Waterloo and Elijah Moritz of Quasqueton; her parents Brett Moritz of Vinton and Susan McLaury of Atkins; her grandparents Vincent and Paulette McLaury of Hazleton and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents Sharon Parker and Pete Moritz. 

 

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F. Smith on November 19, 2016 at 2:35 PM said:

My condolences to you for the loss of your wife, mother, sister and daughter, Zoe. It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love, especially so unexpected and at such a young age. But the Bible teaches that those who have died will be resurrected. Jesus promised at John 5:28 that those in their graves, and in Jehovah God's memory, will come out. And in harmony with God's original purpose, those resurrected ones will have the opportunity to live on a paradise earth in perfect health, without ever having to die again. What joy you will feel when Zoe is brought back to life and reunited with her loved ones.
Pirtle family on November 16, 2016 at 7:37 PM said:

You were a great friend to many and leave behind so many great memories. You were a loving mom and wife. A great sister and daughter. Thank you for being a part of our lives. You'll be so greatly missed Zoe. Keep an eye over your babies husband and family. Fly high baby girl
Shelly Stratton on November 16, 2016 at 12:56 PM said:

I am so sorry for your loss Susan and for the entire family's loss. I will always remember that sweet girls face giving Jacob a kiss on the cheek, when she would leave to go home. My prayers go out to you all.
Zoe Goodenbour on November 15, 2016 at 5:59 AM said:

Fly high baby girl Mommas got this..
Ashley harvey on November 14, 2016 at 8:34 PM said:

Fly high beautiful, until we meet again :( u will be truly missed zoe your in God's hands now please watch over us
Ashley harvey on November 14, 2016 at 8:34 PM said:

Fly high beautiful, until we meet again :( u will be truly missed zoe your in God's hands now please watch over us
Anonymous on November 14, 2016 at 11:35 AM said:

12/12/2016 - To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say... but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay. I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above. Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight. Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through, God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you." It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone. As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on. I need you here badly; you're part of my plan. There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man. God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do. And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you. And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight. God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night. When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain. Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain. I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned. But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand. But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er. I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before. There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb; but together we can do it by taking one day at a time. It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too... that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you. If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain, then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain." And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile, knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile. So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low, just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go. When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind; I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind. And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free, remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me. Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author) ┬ęCopyright 1998-2010
Michelle c on November 14, 2016 at 10:28 AM said:

Sorry for your loss I didn't know that much but just want to say sorry
Kim Corum-Draker on November 14, 2016 at 7:58 AM said:

To all of Zoe family and friends. So sorry for your loss as losing a child,sister, aunt and wife is one of the hardest thing to go thru. Heaven has gained another angel. Sending many HUGS your way.
Eileen Kaplan on November 14, 2016 at 7:03 AM said:

Memories I cherish with this family: Sunday school, vacation Bible school, youth group, teen parties, Baptisms, Christmas plays..the list goes on and on. The greatest memory...Zoe taking Jesus as her Savior. I will see you in Heaven some day Zoe....Jesus knows your heart and others have seen it too. Evidence is in the comments.
Anonymous on November 13, 2016 at 6:45 PM said:

GOD HAS YOU NOW, YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS.R.I.P.
Pamela. Onnen on November 13, 2016 at 5:59 PM said:

God has gained himself a sweet angel. I have known Zoe since Clark and her became friends in grade school.Our hearts are breaking right now but we will be ok knowing you are with Jesus.
Rest in peace sweet angel.You will be greatly missed.
Pamela. Onnen on November 13, 2016 at 5:59 PM said:

God has gained himself a sweet angel. I have known Zoe since Clark and her became friends in grade school.Our hearts are breaking right now but we will be ok knowing you are with Jesus.
Rest in peace sweet angel.You will be greatly missed.
Seth on November 13, 2016 at 3:50 PM said:

Zoe I will forever reminisce on our childhood memories at grandma paulets and grandpa Vince I regret not staying in contact with you over the years love you and miss you Zoe so much
amanda on November 13, 2016 at 9:18 AM said:

Zoe you were always so funny and kind and you were a great mother to the cutest of kids. I didn't see you alot this last year. But,I really appreciated your presence on Earth. I'm sad you are gone. But, plenty of people loved you and will remind your children how wonderful you were. Prayers for your family and and all who will miss you dearly.
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