Therese Louise (Hamm) Goodwin

Class of 1978

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Therese Hamm

Pep Council 74-78, Cheerleader 74-78, Band 74-75, Wrestling Queen 77-78, Newspaper 76-78, Freedom Forum 77.

Therese Louise (Hamm) Goodwin

September 18, 1959 – November 27, 2021

Therese Louise (Hamm) Goodwin, 62, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was born to Carl Berton and Marjorie Anna (Wald) Hamm in Perry, Oklahoma, as the youngest of 5 children, on September 18, 1959. She went to be with her heavenly father on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Therese attended Perry High School and earned her high school diploma in 1978. She fondly remembered her school life and often talked about her cheerleading days. Therese was crowned Perry Wrestling Queen her senior year of high school. After graduation she continued her education at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. While at OU, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Merchandising, graduating in 1982.

Therese was employed as a retail manager, in the fashion industry, at Chico’s women’s clothing store in Oklahoma City. She was incredibly talented and had many interests. She could fix anything around the house, a true handy woman. She knew how to hang sheet-rock, lay ceramic tile, and was never afraid to get her hands dirty. She loved gardening and expressed her artistry through creations from any arts and craft supplies that were available. Though she had gardening tools, all she really needed to get anything done in the yard was a kitchen knife and a fork.

Therese was an avid fan of her alma mater’s football team, and especially enjoyed attending OU games in Norman as well as traveling to any location to cheer on her Sooners. Even if she could not make it to a game, the game would always be on TV at her house. She even listened to the Sports Animal on the radio in her car religiously. Therese’s family will forever remember her for her free and loving spirit, and vigorous sense of humor; she called it slapstick comedy; we call it being Therese. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, always doting over her family. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church and was happiest when in service to other people. She truly had a servant’s heart. Therese was always smiling, hardworking, dedicated to her family, and well loved by all who knew her.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Jessica Williams and her husband Aaron of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; son, William Goodwin of Edmond, Oklahoma; son, Isaiah Goodwin of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; grandsons, Junior Warner, London Warner, and Sincere Williams; her partner, Keith Kennedy, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; her sister, Carla Brand and her husband Dennis; brother, Richard Hamm and his wife Vanja; brother, John Hamm and his wife Debbie; brother-in-law, Bob Ahn; nieces and nephews, Wade Brand and his wife Amy, Dennette Summerlin and her husband J.T, Todd Brand and his wife Jennifer, Reid Hamm, Ryan Hamm, Ramsey Hamm and his wife Taylor, Abby Hamm, Charles Ahn, Jeffery Ahn, Nathan Ahn; and her close friend, Barbara Brooke and her husband Jim.

She was preceded in death by her son, Patrick James Goodwin of Edmond, Oklahoma; parents, Carl and Marjorie Hamm of Perry, Oklahoma; sister, Anita Hamm of Perry, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Helen Ahn of College Station, Texas; and mother-in-law, Bonnie Goodwin of College Station, Texas.

A rosary will be recited on Thursday, December 2, 2021, beginning at 6 p.m. at Brown Dugger Funeral Home. Her life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church of Perry, Oklahoma. Father Bala will officiate. Burial will follow the mass at the Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery of Perry. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to the Mental Health Association Oklahoma 400 North Walker, Suite 190, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102.