Winifred Dana Gould Coddington, 89, of Idaho Falls, died December 14, 2001, at Idaho Falls of a heart attack. Winnie was born in Flushing, to Winifred Dana Lanier Gould and Aubrey Van Wyck Gould on Nov. 21, 1912. She lived in Great Neck, for most of her life until 1998 when she moved to Idaho Falls to be close to her daughter Lani Landon.
Winifred Dana Gould Coddington
Winnie graduated from Buckley Country Day School in Roslyn and
St. Catherine's School in Richmond, VA. She enjoyed spending her summers at Squam Lake (scene of On Golden Pond) in New Hampshire while growing up and later with her family.
On July 1, 1939 Winnie married Clifford Coddington, of New York City and Cape Cod, at All Saint's Episcopal Church in Great Neck. Cliff was a sales executive for American Airlines in New York City. She worked as a corporate receptionist in New York City, as an award winning Avon representative on Long Island, and most of all as a devoted and loving mother to her four children. The family spent many happy days on the beaches of Long Island and travelling throughout the country. She was a very active community volunteer. She loved All Saint's Church where
she volunteered in numerous ways including fund raising throughout her 86 years living in Great Neck.
She is survived by her four children: Stewart Gould Coddington of Great Neck, Katherine Dana Dolan of Lafayette, CO, Clifford Van Wyck
Coddington of NYC and Winifred "Lani" Lanier Landon of Idaho
Falls, ID; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her brother Dr. Aubrey Van Wyck Gould of Keene NH; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Aubrey, her mother Winifred, and her husband Clifford.
Winnie loved life, her family, and her friends and looked forward to each day as a new adventure. Throughout her life, she owned and cared for many animals. She leaves behind her beloved cat Sam who was her constant companion.
A memorial service will be held Jan. 5, 2002 at St. John's Episcopal Church, Idaho Falls. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Hancock, NH. Donations may be made to "The Book of Memory" All Saint's Church 855 Middle Neck Rd. Great Neck, NY 11023.