Ogden, Utah, farrier Jay Goodell passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. He was 83.
Goodell worked for American Food Stores, Ralph Taylor training and jockeying race and cutter horses, Mund Well Drilling, Weber County Ice Rink, and the Weber County Fire Department/District where he served as fire chief and was instrumental in bringing the paramedic and EMS program to Weber County. He also served in the National Guard from 1960-62.
Goodell was born to be a cowboy and spent many hours in a saddle herding cattle and sheep. He had a great love for good horses and a favorite fishing hole. Goodell and his partner Ray Alvey won the Cutter Racing Division B World Championship. Out of necessity Jay taught himself to shoe horses and for many years was a farrier around Weber County and surrounding areas. He particularly enjoyed working around the race track.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Heritage Building, 2100 N 2000 W, Farr West, Utah. Friends may visit with family from 6 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Masks and social distancing is requested for those attending. Funeral services will be streamed live by going to to bottom of Goodell’s obituary page. Interment will follow at the Ogden City Cemetery.