Daughter of Scottish immigrants, Harry and Christina Goodwin, she was born the third of six children on May 7, 1931 in Medford, Mass. On June 25, 1949 she came to Boca Grande to marry the love of her life, Jack Silcox, who preceded her in death in 2001. Edith’s passing on Jack’s birthday shows their eternal love and bond.
She is survived by daughters, Jackie (Kerry) Fogarty of Englewood, Florida and Rebecca (Leif) Marten of Excelsior, Minnesota; foster daughter, Ruth Levins Mixon of Arcadia, Florida; 4 grandchildren; 2 foster grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Edith was a devout member of the First Baptist Church of Boca Grande and a well-known resident of the island.
A memorial/life celebration service will be held on Saturday, August 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Boca Grande.
Memorial donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Boca Grande/Ryan Boyette Mission Fund, P.O. Box 337, Boca Grande, FL 33921 to honor her support of island native Ryan Boyette’s work in the Sudan.
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