Elenora Dugosh Goodley passed away in Helotes, Texas on Monday April 13, 2020 at the age of 83. She was known to her friends as “Casey.”
She was born in Bandera, Texas on Feb. 13, 1937 to Hubert Dugosh and Catherine Laskowski.
Elenora is survived by her three loving daughters: Lori A. Pierce, Joan A. Malarchuk and Bonnie J. Goodley-Biasiolli, as well as nine grandchildren: Sarah, Kimberley, Jennifer, and Michael Pierce, Samantha and Colby Biasiolli, and Kelly, Jed and Dallyn Malarchuk.
She is also survived by her three brothers, Roy, Richard and Danny, and six sisters: Elizabeth, Albina, Josephine, Lucille, Mary and Genevieve, along with many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her dear husband, her parents and siblings Ignatius, Rosalie and Conrad.
Elenora Dugosh became an airline stewardess for Continental after graduating high school and was also named Miss Continental. She retired when she
She retired when she married Col. John. R. Goodley on June 7, 1961. Elenora Dugosh
Elenora Dugosh Goodley was amongst the first descendants of the original immigrants that established St. Stanislaus Catholic Parish in Bandera, Texas.
She also made it official that Bandera, Texas became “The Cowboy Capital of the World.”
Elenora Goodley was a founding member of the current Polish American Council of Texas (PACT), was the first Poland/USA International Ambassador for the City and County of Bandera, was a member of the Father Leopold Moczygemba Foundation, was a founder of the Bandera County Sister Partnership with Strzelce Opolskie, Poland and was co-chair of the Bandera County Historical Commission.
A service will be held at a later date with Porter Loring North Mortuary in San Antonio, Texas.
A small memorial service will also be held at a later date in Bandera, Texas followed by interment with her dear husband at the Air Force Academy Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado.