Home Records Obituaries Kenneth Ray Goins

Kenneth Ray Goins


Copyright © 2021 Roswell Daily Record

We are saddened by the passing of Kenneth R. Goins from this life on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at the age of 78. He left hi earthly home to his heavenly home to join Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Roswell.

Ken was born in the family on April 14, 1942, in Roswell, New Mexico to the late James Allen and Lena Mae Wright Goins. He attended Roswell schools.

He began his work history at a young age of 14 at Parkview elementary School as a janitor. Being a saver, he saved money to purchase his first motorcycle which he enjoyed. Once he was of age to own his own car he bought his first 1950 yellow Ford.

All who knew him knew his love of cars!

Oh he loved any and every car! One of his favorite hobbies was watching Nascar. He was one of Kyle Busch’s biggest fans. He enjoyed collecting lots of really cool memorabilia from race car drivers which he had perfectly organized in his room that he enjoyed looking at daily. The love of cars lead I’m to open his own car detailing business. He could turn a mess of a car into one that looked like it rolled right off of a car lot brand new.

Support Local Journalism
Subscribe to the Roswell Daily Record today.

After graduation from high school he began his career in the grocery stores. He worked at Furr’s Supermarket and Safeway. In the time of working in the grocery industry he became friends with o many people. He enjoyed people and never met a stranger. He had lots of close and wonderful life-long friends. He was quite the talker ands could have conversation with anyone about anything.

He was known for his kind generous heart and did may good thing for others including buying a bill of groceries for those less fortunate. After working in the grocery business he was offered a position at the Chaves County Road Department in which he retired from. He enjoyed his job so much and soon became family with the entire crew. His job was to travel many roads checking road signs, mending county fences and much more, but his true enjoyment for him was enjoying the scenery and taking pictures of wildlife. He was also known as the Turtle Trotter as he got many out of the road and placed them back on safe ground. He had a big heart for all animals.

Surviving Ken is the love of his lifer of almost 60 years. He married his wife, Linda Kay Madison Goins on September 12, 1961. As a young couple in love they began their journey together and soon God blessed them with a son, David Ray Goins. He soon became the love of their lives. They built a home around God, family and friends.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Sophus and Bessie Madsen. His beloved son, David. His brothers Calvin Goins (Violet), Carroll Goins (Vern), Gardie Goins (Ione), Stanley Goins (Barbara). Sisters Louise Bell, Connie Ellis, Virginia Ward (Charles), Ken Collins. Brothers in law Tom Madsen (Lula), Carroll Madsen, Gayle Madsen (Klahr, Jim Madsen. Sisters in law Betty Frost (TJ), Shirley Sechrist (John), Martha Dickerson (Dewayne), Gay Madsen. Louise Madsen, and beloved Sandra L. Lee.

Ken is survived by his wife Linda Goins of Roswell, NM. Sister Geneva Collins (Albuquerque, NM), brothers in law Gerald Madsen (Warner, OK), Wayne Madsen (Ft Wayne, IN). Gene Lee (Lubbock, TX), sister in law Beth Madsen (Roswell, NM) nieces Marcie and Donna Mcatee, Debbie and Jim Emmanuel, Chuck and Diane Ward, David and Vanessa Bell, and Mary Ward, Greg and Christine Anderson, Julie and Tim Hodges, Christy and Matt Turnbough, Janet Madsen, Sandra Kay Perkins, Gary Sechrist, Carla, Mark and Shirley Madsen, Eric and Jeannie Madsen, Lisa and Donald Fisher, Lee Madsen, Nancy Madsen, Kim Madsen. He did not have grandchildren but considered Chelsi Matteucci Henderson (Conrad), Taylor Hodges and Corbin and Camila Kate Henderson his chosen grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous great nieces and nephews which he adores.

He wad a man that expressed his love of others by saying, “Sure do Love You”. He meant it.

Ken will be greatly missed and all will remember his love of life. He left behind a legacy of love to all he came in contact with.

Memorial service will be at a later time due to COVID. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Assurance Home in his name.


Previous articleDrucilla Jo Scott Denney
Next articleGeorge P. Byrne