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Allan Frederick Goud
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Allan Frederick Goud

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Allan Frederick Goud, will be held Monday, October 6, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Sunday, October 5, from 5:30 til 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

Allan Frederick Goud, 96, of Camden, died Sunday, September 28, 2014. Born in Van Buren, Maine, on July 17, 1918, he was the son of Fred and Alyne Hammond Goud. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1941. He came to South Carolina for army training at Fort Jackson during World War II, and met and married Ruth Redding DeLoache of Camden. He was stationed in Europe for the closing months of the war, marching with the 100th Battalion through France to Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. After retiring from the Army with the rank of first lieutenant, he and Ruth took their young family to Maine, where he worked in the administration of Bowdoin College before returning to South Carolina for good.

He spent the 1950s in optimistic ventures in small business, including operating a potato chip factory and introducing putt-putt golf to Camden. In the early 1960s, he began teaching, first at Camden Military Academy and then at Camden High School. He was an engaging teacher, introducing his history and economics students to events and concepts informed by his youth in rural Maine and his varied life experiences. He worked side-by-side with students, sponsoring student council and the ecology club, and taught students how to balance a sense of responsibility and public service with fun and enjoyment of people and nature. Upon retirement in 1983, he turned his energy to exploring the world. He was widowed in 1984, and re-married Anne Hardesty Moore Goud in 1986. They shared an enjoyment of travel and people, and made many friends on trips to Europe and Africa and across the United States. Widowed a second time in 2008, Allan continued to travel to places he’d always wanted to see. Along the way, he encountered helpful people who were game, for example, to assist the 90-year-old guy on the raft through Yellowstone Canyon. He enjoyed music and dancing, and swore from 1954 onward that the Big Bands were coming back. Family members fondly remember his lively dance moves at the weddings of his grandchildren. He is widely recalled as one of the few persons in the world who didn't keep a grudge and always looked on the positive side of things, inspiring others to try to match that example.

He is survived by his children Allan Goud, Jr., of Mexico City, Elizabeth Goud Patterson of Columbia, Richard Goud and his wife Eleanor of Concord, Mass., Margaret Goud Collins and her husband John of Falmouth, Mass., grandchildren Lark Patterson Reynolds of Peachtree City, Ga., Katie Patterson of Boulder Colo., Blake Goud of Portland, Ore., Joanna Goud of Allenspark, Colo., and Ruth Collins of Falmouth, Mass., three great grandsons, step children Charles E. Moore, Jr. and his wife June, Julia McAfee and her husband Cole, and Amelia Moore; step-grandchildren, Charlotte Lay, Charles and Reed Moore, Mallory and Kayla McAfee, Elizabeth, Andrew and Robert Hirata; and four step-great grandchildren

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the South Carolina Nature Conservancy.

Online condolences may be sent to the Goud family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.