On July 18, 2019, Frederick “Lynn” Goble, 69, a loving husband and father of four children, went to be with the Lord after battling Alzheimer’s disease. He was born Aug. 19, 1949, in Centralia, Wash., to Irene and Don Goble (who had passed away the month prior).
Lynn grew up in Morton, Wash., and graduated from Morton High School in 1967. In 1969, he graduated from Green River Community College with a degree in civil engineering. Later that year, he married his wife, Genia. Together, they lived in Morton for the next 23 years and raised their family.
During his time in Morton, Lynn worked diligently to provide for his family. He worked mostly for St. Regis, Murray Pacific and WIDCO (Centralia Coal Mine) as a civil engineer. He was also very active in the community, primarily volunteering his time as an emergency medical technician and fireman with the Morton Fire Department. In 1990, he was presented a Lifesaving Award by the City of Chehalis for acts of heroism for saving a couple from their submerged vehicle. After moving from Morton, Lynn started his second career as an environmental driller for Cascade Drilling in Woodinville, where he quickly built a strong reputation based on his work ethic and friendly demeanor. During his time at Cascade, he enjoyed many of those years working with two of his sons, James and Kasey. He retired in 2014, and moved back to Lewis County. Lynn was known for his outgoing personality, quick wit and his willingness to help others in need. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and visiting Mount Rainier National Park.
Lynn was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Donald Goble; mother, Irene Orr; and brother, Don Goble.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Genia; children, Rick (Shawna) of Chehalis, James of Everett, Kasey (Leora) of Kirkland and Angel (Nate) of Lynden; brother, Ron Chapman of Morton; sister, Sue (Wayne) Mead of Morton; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Aug. 24, 2019, at the First Church of God in Morton, Wash., where Lynn accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and attended with his wife and children for many years.