In true Greg Goodheart form, the world lost a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend on April Fool’s Day, 2019. Gregory Charles Goodheart was born November 24, 1957, in Conrad, Montana to Charles Goodheart and Margaret Reynolds. His extraordinary work ethic started at an early age as Greg shoveled snow, mowed lawns, and ran a milk route. As a child, Greg loved spending time at Grandma and Grandpa Moore’s farm and running around with his cousins. On June 8, 1975, Greg married the love of his life, Robin Rigby. They had two children, John and Wendy, both of whom became music teachers in Billings.
Greg dedicated 40 years of his life to Buttrey’s Food (later Albertsons), working at stores in Conrad, Lewistown, Malta, and Billings. Never one to be idle, Greg almost immediately started his retirement job at Lisac’s Tire before being diagnosed with ALS a year later. While not at work, Greg could be found fishing, enjoying a margarita at “The Office” (Dos Machos), or tooling around town in his little red car with Frankie at his side. Greg loved being a grandpa to Charlie and Sam, and they loved spending time with “Baka.” Charlie especially enjoyed tickling Baka’s feet, beeping the horn on his wheelchair, and showing off her singing and toys.
Greg is survived by his wife, Robin; daughter, Wendy; son, John (Kiley; Charlie and Sam); and sisters Laura (Steve) and Stephanie (Adam). He is also survived by his stepmother, Debra; mother-in-law, Margaret Rigby; brother-in-law, Burt; and sisters-in-law, Judy and Claudia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Greg is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Douglas and David; and father-in-law, Willis.
A service celebrating Greg’s life will be on Saturday, April 6, at 11 am at Peace Lutheran Church in Billings, Montana. In honor of Greg’s dedication to helping anyone in need, we ask that you bring a non-perishable food item for the Peace Lutheran Food Pantry program.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks friends to consider a donation to the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter in Billings, Montana, Peace Lutheran Church in Billings, Montana, or First Presbyterian in Conrad, Montana.