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John M. Goldsberry, 82, passed away on April 9, 2011. A visitation was held Friday, April 15, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. and a Memorial Service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise, ID.

He was born in the town of Geneva, MN to Larry and Sarah Helen Goldsberry. While there he farmed and also worked for IBM in Rochester, MN. Later moving to Oregon he worked for Trailways Bus Lines in Oregon and Boise and was a messenger for Idaho First National Bank in Boise until his retirement.

Being an avid reader he was well versed in many subjects. He was a kind and gentle man and loved his children and always looked forward to the get togethers with them. He liked country music and playing the organ. The highlight of his day was to gather at the mall for the coffee hour with his friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Carol.

He is survived by his wife Marlene; daughters Laurie (Jim) Goerg’, Nancy Radcliffe, and son Brad (debbie) Goldsberry; grand children Crystalyn (Bill) Bush, Jennifer (Nick) DeVoogd, Bradley J. (Amanda) Goldsberry, Austin Hart, Hanna Goerg’, and a sister Marilyn Cain; step children Alan (Sheryl) Hart, Bret (Debbie) Hart, and Vicki Hart; brothers-in-law Bob Tews, Ray Johnson and many nieces and nephews.

Donation may be made in his honor to the American Heart Association or your favorite charity. To share memories with the family, please visit John’s memorial Web page on line at

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