Volume 1, Number 6
Mrs. Lyta Davis Good
On January 2, 1963, death claimed Mrs. Lyta Davis Good, wife of Dr. R. M. Good, and long-time teacher at The School of the Oz arks. She came to the School, then located at Forsyth, Missouri, in 1908 as a teacher of mathematics, and had completed forty four years of teaching when she retired in 1956.
She and Dr. Good, the School's President, were married in 1923. Two children were born to them:
Catherine Virginia, who died at the age of two; and Robert M. Good, Jr., who was brought up on the School campus.
Successfully combining the careers of housewife, mother, teacher, and School bookkeeper, Mrs. Good generously found time for friends, students and former students, and visitors to the School-all of us who were drawn into the charmed circle of her personality. Warm and unselfish, she inspired love and devotion in all who knew her.
When she joined the faculty of The School of the Ozarks, the School was existing from day to day on voluntary contributions, and a single building housed all its facilities. During the half century in which Mrs. Good contributed so much to the School's progress as an institution of learning, she "never realized," says The Ozark Visitor, "how much of that growth was due to her own efforts, her own personality, and the example she set by her own life."
She was born March 12, 1887, in Chelsea, Oklahoma, then a part of Indian Territory, and was a graduate of the University of Arkansas.
Surviving her are Dr. Good and their son, Robert, three grand children and one sister, Miss Mabel Davis of Oakland, California.
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