Obituary: Dave Goode

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Dave Goode, the founder of Goode Ski Technologies, was killed yesterday when the small airplane he was aboard crashed in Roy, Utah. Goode was 64.

“Dave Goode continually drove the sport of water skiing forward,” Bill Yeargin, Correct Craft CEO, told Trade Only Today. “When I spoke to Dave, I always listened carefully because I knew he had something important to say. He was a huge supporter of water skiing, and the industry is better off because of him. While Dave’s life was cut way too short, everyone would agree his life was well-lived.”

Goode was considered an innovator in both water skiing and snow skiing, with multiple new-product designs over the years. He was a 2014 USA Water Ski Hall of Fame Award of Distinction recipient and a member of the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame. He was a competitor in both water skiing and snow skiing, having recently won the downhill event at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Alpine Masters National Speed Series and a bronze medal in trick skiing at the Pan American Senior Water Ski Championships.

Goode’s obituary notes that he supported multiple events and athletes in both sports. “Dave touched the lives of thousands of people by helping them, and the sports they love, push the limits of performance,” the obituary stated.

Goode is survived by his wife, Dawn; parents Paul and Mimi Goode; children Michael Goode, Lisa Goode McHugh (John), Whitney Hebard Felkl (Hans) and Gregory Hebard (Adrianna); and granddaughters Maple Julia McHugh and Sunny Elizabeth Hebard.


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