Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
March 12, 2013 10:58 am EDT


CHAPEL HILL — Mrs. Judith Goodhand, 80, died early Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Clare Bridge of Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Goodhand was born in Bangor, Maine, the daughter of the late Russell Hobbs and the late Helen Moran Hobbs. She had an extensive career in social work and children’s services, holding leadership positions in Knox County, Lucas County and Cuyahoga County, Ohio. She was also a consultant for the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Jordan Institute for Families, and served on the faculty at the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Goodhand is survived by a son, David Goodhand; three daughters, Lynne Goodhand, Kathleen Goodhand and Megan Goodhand; a brother, Jim Hobbs; a sister, Gretchen Herbert; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Larry Hayes presiding.

Donations in Mrs. Goodhand’s memory may be made to F2F Neighborhood Collaborative, a program that Judith was very committed to and instrumental in spreading across the country. Checks made out to F2F Neighborhood Collaborative may be sent to: Public Children Services Association of Ohio, 510 E. Mound St., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43215; telephone 614-224-5802 or

The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service Inc. Online condolences may be made at

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