In Memory

Thomas Good

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07/23/17 07:08 PM #1    

David Black

Good, Thomas Edward "Tom" 66, of Wichita, retired computer programming consultant, died December 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Good. He is survived by sons, Michael and Nicholas of Wichita; sisters, Judy Armbruster (Bob) of Lindsborg, Marty Armbruster (Glen) of Wichita and Mary Owens (George) of Rome, Georgia; his former wife, Jalana Good of Wichita; and many nephews and nieces. 

07/24/17 12:46 PM #2    

Terry Kaelson (Frakes)

Tom was such a laid back guy, but so funny. In grade school, he used to whistle through his nose. The teacher - don't remember her name - would whip around from the blackboard staring daggers at the class, demanding to know who did that! As soon as she turned back around, Tom whistled again, with that benign grin on his face. I'm sorry Tom is on the list of those who've gone before.

07/24/17 06:24 PM #3    

Jim Green

I knew Tom Good and Chris Grove since junior high school at John Marshall Junior High

where I probably made their acquaintance in 7th grade. They were both in my art class there

with Mr. Kinney as the teacher. Chris Grove was a poet and an artist who published a little book, 

Anomolous as I recall, full of poems and art, some of it perhaps from Tom Good.  Tom was in Thespians at

North High, and so was I. Sometimes Mike Hansen, Tom Good, Chris Grove and I would drag

Douglas together for entertainment before stopping at Bayouth's Grocery on Douglas for pastries. 

Chris Grove liked to call it our "food orgy".

Tom played Richard Rich in "A Man For All Seasons", the 1967 North High senior play 

directed by Andy Brown. I played Norfolk. The 1967 Tower Year Book page for the play is shown below:

See A Man for All Seasons [Images, YouTube, Books].

11/12/20 03:41 PM #4    

Karen Meyers (Wakefield)

When I moved to the Riverside area of Wichita in 6th grade, Tom Good and Chris Grove became two of my closest friends.  They were intelligent, creative, and loads of fun.  Makes me sad that they're both gone.  I'm glad I got to know them.  I recently found this photo of the two of them, plus Rich Fagg, and my little brother. ( Not sure whose house this was.)

11/16/20 01:02 PM #5    

Mark Dawson

I just saw the comment Karen Myers made, which just now made me aware of Tom's passing. I went to Riverside from 3rd grade on and the Good family and my family were friends. My older brother dated Tom's older sister, and his mother taught me piano. My biggest memory of Tom was that loved doing things that most 5th and 6th graders had no interest in. He was "his own man" even in grade school.  He loved to garden with his dad, was an avid stamp collector,  played the piano and violin(I think), and loved to talk about his activities at his church. My family was quite disfunctional and I really admired his mother and father. Frank(his father) used to write a gardening column in the then Wichita Beacon. Mary(his mom) must have had 30-40 kids to whom she taught piano.

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