On August 15, 2021, Eric Richard Godfre was surrounded by his family. He was born on December 27, 1984, to Max and Anita Richins Godfrey.
Eric loved music and was a talented musician. He played the Obo and excelled in the piano. He regularly shared his abilities by providing comfort and peace to those around him. Eric enjoyed art and was a talented artist and writer. It was often found on the kitchen table with paint, crayons, or watercolors. He recently completed a draft of a children’s book with his own illustrations and planned to continue the series.
Eric was incredibly smart and creative! Evidence is found in various 4H projects and in groups such as Trail Trotters and Lincoln Youth Symphony. He earned a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Utah State University for his talent and work ethic. Gardening, gardening, and landscaping were Eric’s interests. He also earned a master’s degree in special education. Serving in schools was something he enjoyed and was proud of.
Eric loved to travel. He served on the mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New York, New York. He loved the city and loved meeting new people from different places and cultures. He also traveled to Hawaii, Germany, and France. He taught himself to speak and understand French.
Eric was a hardworking, self-sacrificing worker. He has worked as a manager of Lowe’s Garden Center in Logan, UT, at Tremonton UT and Twin Fall Nursing Homes, Special Education Instructor in Gallop, NM, and James Madison Primary School Special Education, including Special Education Assistance. He was a caretaker in Ogden, UT, and in the men’s home. He taught English online to foreign children and is currently employed by Iris.
Eric survived by his parents; Brothers and Sisters, Tammy Moons (Charlie) Riverside UT, Cheryl (Ryan) Larson Ovid ID, Riverside U Jenny Icon, and Eldon (Sarah) Goverfrey Beaver UT, 6 nieces and nephews and many uncles, aunts, relatives and friends .
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Leo and Eva Godfrey, Douglas and Luana Richins-Anderson and Darwin Anderson.
Views will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Belmont LDS Chapel (16925 N 5200 W, Riverside, UT) from 6-8 p.m., and Monday, August 23 from 9-10:30 p.m.
Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am
Intervention at Graves Creek, UT.
There will be a recording of the symposium 24-48 hours after the service.
Grief and memories can be shared with the family at Rogers and Taylor’s funeral.