Posted 5/19/10 (Wed)
Memorial services for Aaron Jacob Goddard, 26, of Williston, N.D., formerly of rural Watford City, N.D., will be held May 21 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Watford City, with Rev. John Lane officiating. Cremation has taken place and a private burial will take place at a later date.
Aaron Jacob Goddard was born Feb. 8, 1984, to Jeff and Jeanne (Hartz) Goddard in Watford City. He was raised and educated in rural Watford City, first home schooled, and then graduated from Watford City High School in 2002. His interests in school were academics, and he excelled in math and advanced studies in geometry. He was a deep and philosophic thinker and loved to write prose and poetry.
He was raised in the Christian faith, was born again at a young age, and was baptized at Spring Lake Park in Williston. Every summer from age 13 to 18, he attended Child Evangelism Fellowship training in eastern North Dakota. This prepared him to hold backyard Bible Clubs each summer locally.
After graduation, Aaron attended West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, Calif., studying theology until 2005. Aaron earned his commercial driver’s license in Denver, Colo. He drove truck for Halliburton, Sanjel and also drove huge haul trucks for Freeport/McMoran copper mine in Arizona. He recently returned to North Dakota, and was last employed by American Casing in Williston.
Aaron was a friend to everyone he met and had a very gentle and kind nature. He had a love of all animals, especially his pets. He enjoyed exploring, off-roading, and the great outdoors off of the normal tourist paths.
Aaron is survived by his parents, Jeff and Jeanne Goddard of Pie Town, N.M.; brother, Jeremy (Christy) Goddard of Lead, S.D.; sister, Laura (Marcos) Reyes of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandparents, Jessie Goddard of Mesa, Ariz., and Calvin and Bess Hartz of Whiting, N.J.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Cephas Goddard, whom he admired and spent a lot of quality time with when he was younger.
Friends may share memories and condolences with the family online at www.fulkersons.com.