Donna Lynn Trice

October 1, 1943 - January 22, 2010

10/01/1943 - 01/22/2010

Past Services

Sunday January 24, 2010
1:00 am - 2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Mortuary Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Sunday January 24, 2010
2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Mortuary Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Donna Lynn Goodman Trice, 66, of Hendersonville, passed away Friday, January 22, 2010, at the Elizabeth House.

A native of Miami, FL, she was the daughter of the late Harold Goodman and Donna Goodman of Hendersonville. She had lived in Henderson County since 1982. She was a real estate agent with Beverly Hanks for many years and was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She was a loving grandmother, who enjoyed cooking, spending time with friends and family, and her constant companion, her dog Snickers.

She is survived by her son, Russell Hugh Trice, of East Flat Rock; two daughters, Redonna Lynn Hill of Flat Rock, and Traci Emili King and her husband Doug, of Hendersonville; her former husband, Charles Trice, of Hendersonville; a brother, Gary Goodman and his wife Sandi, of San Rafael, CA; a sister, Darlene Gosch and her husband, Buddy of Rocky Mount; three grandchildren, Emili and Matthew King and Morgan Hill; her uncle, Jerry Morseman and his wife Bev, of Hendersonville; three nieces and nephews, Cheryl Tillery, Karen Jones, Victor Gosch; great-nieces, Meredith and Sarah Jones.

A service will be held Sunday, at 2:00 pm, in the chapel at Forest Lawn Mortuary, with Pastor Donald H. Taws officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service. A private burial will follow the service.

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Grace Plyser-Perez & Family
8 years ago

Dear Redonna, Traci, & Russell…

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Some of the warmest moments of my childhood memories, your mom is a part of. Like Gaili said, she always welcomed us with open arms, and she always had a jar or can of peaches in the pantry for me! She was a wonderful example of a how to be a friend and a put-together, independent lady.

One of the last times I saw her was on a visit when Alex and I drove up and stayed with her a night on the way to Washington, D.C. She had never met Alex before and this was his first trip to North Carolina. As we were sitting in the kitchen he said, “You know what I don’t see around here? A adult video store.” With that her eyebrows went up and she replied, “Well, you’re in the middle of the Bible Belt, honey.” The glance at me that followed instantly made me feel like I brought the “bad boyfriend” home for dinner. What a memory!

I know my dad was always fond of her, too, and I’d like to think that the two of them have reconnected now and are having a good laugh together (I’m sure his mustache needed a trim by now!)

Remember to take the time you need now to grieve and recall fond memories. Time really does heal all wounds. Let your friends be there for you, as they know you would be there for them.

Warm hugs from South Florida.

Rest in peace, Donna. You are another beautiful angel in Heaven.

Grace, Alex, Anthony, Matthew, and Katie

Gail Plyser Feeley & Family
8 years ago

It is so difficulty to see Donna’s name in memorium. My longtime dearest friend, Traci, your mom has been a beautiful part of my childhood memories with you and your family. She welcomed my sister and I over and treated us like her own. We were loved and given the freedom and enjoyment of pure fun and play days over at the house, the respect of Church Sundays and the content tummies from homemade chocolate chip cookies!!!!

She had a most delightful laugh and our families sure had great fun with jokes, teasing, skating, dancing and glasses of wine and ingeneral the celebration and trials and enjoy everyday life during those Miami days.

She was a beautiful lady.

Redonna, Russell and my Traci and your families, I hope that all of you will embrace the love and support of your family & friends during this time. You are loved.

Love and hugs,

gail & rob

Gloria Ann Plyser
8 years ago

To all those who loved Donna,

I felt my heart break when I heard the news of Donna’s passing last night. We became friends in Miami when our kids were in school together. We lived close and had so much with each other. She was beautuful, loving and yes, thruth be known, vain! We both were, and we shopped our way through the cosmetics departments in search of the new wrinkle creams. Our husbands and kids were an important part of our lives and we visited often. There are so many memories of Donna and I in my head now, too many to write here but one stands out as a special one. In 1977, I was informed that my husband had been in a serious accident, I needed to come to the hospital right away. As soon as I hung up the phone I saw Donna pull up with all the kids in the car, ready to drop them off after school. I went outside and told her that I needed to go to the hospital and without so much of a question, she pulled away and looked over her shoulder. Don’t worry Gloria she said, I’ll take care of the kids. She did, for a whole week, I call that a true friend.

Sometimes in life you meet that special person, one that leaves a footprint on your heart, Donna did that for me.

We lost touch many years ago, and sadly I was close to her house in October and did not think it was a good time to stop by without calling.

Donna, my friend, you were always in my heart and in the back of my mind. I am so very sad that you are gone, gone from the lives of those you loved and from us back here in Florida who loved you.

I wish you eternal peace and love, dance with the angels sweet girl You will be missed.

Tracy, Redonna, Rusty, my deepest condolences with the loss of your mother. Donna’s Mom, My heart goes out to you, a loss of a child, no matter what age, is unbearable. I wish you all strenght and my hope is that your memories will help you through this difficult time.

My love to all, Gloria

Candis Nordyke
8 years ago

Russell, Redonna and Traci…I am so sorry for your loss. I totally understand what you’re going through and if there is anything at all that I can do, please contact me.

Jodie Head Jones
8 years ago

My prayrs and sympathy during this time.

Mike and Sheila Johnston
8 years ago

Were sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Alysia Maher
8 years ago

Praying for your family and friends in their time of need.

Take comfort that Donna, is in the hands of her maker and free of pain and suffering.

She is always in your heart and therefore, never gone.


8 years ago


Jimmie Gail Van Blaricom
8 years ago

I extend my sincere sympathy

to the family. I knew Donna through Real Estate, and found her to be a wonderful, kind lady. I always enjoyed seeing her and exchanging remarks about our grandchildren. My prayers are with the family and your great loss. I will miss her sweet face and smile.

Jimmie Gail Van Blaricom

Elizabeth Adkins
8 years ago

To Donna’s Family I offer my sincere sympathy. I very much enjoyed working with and spending time with Donna—she was a special lady. She will be greatly missed. Sincerely,

Elizabeth Adkins