Tanya L. Goodwin


At work she was all work, but at home she was a joyous mom. Everything in Swedesboro from the fire department to the municipal works ran like a top thanks to Tanya, a borough clerk for the ages. Always a Tom Boy she excelled in sports at Upper Darby High. And she never lost her competitive spirit: if her kids beat her in board games, cards or horseshoes they knew it was a legit win. Later in life she bowled at Woodstown Lanes. Though as competitive as she was she did lose one battle. After a few cordials on her son’s 21st birthday she took on a mechanical bull: bull won, her ankle shattered. Tanya’s Tivo was full to the brim of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. Relaxing times found her heading off to the Outer Banks, drinking a little wine, eating crabs and avoiding the beach. Her shoe collection put Imelda Marcos to shame. Even in death Tanya gave life through her organ donations with the Sharing Network.

Family vacations found three year old Tanya Norsworthy meeting a kid named Bill Goodwin who was eight. Fifteen years later they’d start dating. Their 30 year marriage was blessed by two children: Brooke (Ryan) Goodwin-Hurst and Billy . She is survived by her parents, Patricia and Kenneth Norsworthy; her parents-in-law, Bill and Charlotte Goodwin; and her sister, Nicole English( Mark)

Come celebrate 49 great years Tuesday 9-11 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where there will be a storytime service at 11 a.m. Interment Lake Park Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Jude Hospital (Stjude.org) will be appreciated.

12 thoughts on “Tanya L. Goodwin

  1. Regina Nickle

    Tanya wasn’t just a sister in law she was a sister and friend . I will cherish memories of times spent up the mountains of Pennsylvania as children , attending Vo- Tech as teenagers & many family get together’s . I was looking forward to growing old and making more memories in our golden years together. But time was not on our side . So my dear sister & friend I shall hold dear to my heart the memories we did make . You will be forever missed until we meet again I love you and may your rest in peace .
    Dear Bill , Brooke, Ryan & Billy, my heart goes out to you and I wish I could take your pain away I will continue to pray for healing and peace for this family .
    Dear Pat & Kenny, I send my deepest sympathy on the lost of your beautiful daughter may you find some comfort in knowing what a hero Tanya was in saving so many lives .
    Dear Nikki & Mark , I can not imagine the pain your feeling in the lost of your sister . She was truly such a kind and giving women . I pray you find comfort in peace .
    Dad & Mom , I am so sorry for your lost in your gorgeous sweet heart daughter in law . I pray this family heals and finds peace .
    God Bless you Tanya please watch over us !

  2. Sam Casella

    As a member of Swedesboro Council it was a pleasure to work with her on the many issues facing our residents. She was always willing to help our no matter how busy she was. It is going to be extremely difficult to find anyone like her to fill her shoes. Rest now with the angels dear friend.

  3. Tracy Krieg

    My heart is so sad for you all. I will cherish the memories we have made forever… CMA Fest in Nashville… It was 10k degrees but we made it lol.. Hiking in the middle of nowhere ???? my not so bright idea haha…many summer parties ???? and the times we just hung out Chunk’n at ur house ????. I know in my heart Tanya lived the best life she possibly could. Always loving, caring, raising two amazing children, great wife and of course loved to have fun (got me in trouble w Fireball many times lol ????) gone way to soon… Thank you for always being such an inspiring woman and friend.. miss u much… See you on the other side xo ????

  4. Deb Saunders

    My heart aches. Deepest sympathies for the family. I know she was loved by many. I am eternally grateful that I had an opportunity to reconnect with her recently and share a hug and a laugh. Her laugh still plays in my memory as it was so full of joy. I wish she could have stayed with us but fate had a different plan. I’d love to rage against that fate but I am powerless to change it or to truly understand the purpose of taking such a wonderful person way too soon. I am grateful for my wonderful memories of her as they are needed to sustain me through the grief. Rest in Peace Tanya.

  5. Robin Helmandollar

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your wife, mother, sister & daughter. No words can describe how sorry I am. I pray you are comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you and may your memories give you peace and comfort. Tanya will be greatly missed but her warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.

  6. Mark Fruits

    My deepest sympathies and condolences to the Goodwin Family. It is sad to lose such a good person at an early age. Tanya will be missed. May God hold the family in the palm of his hand until they meet again. God Bless.

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