Rest in Loving Peace Mary

Rest in Loving Peace Mary

C&M Topline would like to share that we lost our cofounder (the M in C&M), Mary B Goodhope, on February 2 2024. She was an amazing, resourceful and strong woman. She will be missed and we are forever grateful for her years of service to C&M Topline. 


Mary B Goodhope, born on May 1,1924, passed away February 2,2024. Born in a small farming community of Epiphany, SD to parents Math and Martha Zens. Mary was raised alongside her four brothers. In 1940, She joined the Navy Waves and was trained as a nurse and stationed at Corpus Christi, Tx during WWII.

After the war, Mary moved to California, where she met and married William Lord. They settled in Monrovia, CA. Together, they welcomed their son, Dan, in 1949. Their marriage ended in 1953, and Mary became a single mom. She worked as an X-ray Tech for 15 years at Glendale Memorial Hospital . In 1968 she met her second husband, Clayton Goodhope.

She joined Clayton in running a small and successful manufacturing company, C&M Topline that is still in business today. They eventually retired in 1986. Mary and Clayton shared a passion for traveling, camping, fishing and exploring the outdoors. They spent many memorable moments driving through the United States, discovering the best spots for salmon fishing.

After Clayton's passing in 2016, Mary relocated to Santa Barbara to be closer to her son. She moved right into WoodGlen Hall where she met many new friends. During her time in Santa Barbara, Mary found joy in walking and swimming, attending concerts and shows, basking in the sun under the blue skies and mild temperatures. She cherished accompanying Dan on his errands and had a dry and witty sense of humor. Mary never complained and remained thankful for the blessing of her life.

Mary is now united with her parents, as well as her four brothers, Norbert, Clement, Ambrose and Tony. Leaving behind a legacy of love and laughter for all those fortunate to know her.

Mary died under the care of VNA Hospice Care at Casa San Miguel. Thank you so much Katarina, Tessa, Gail, Monique and Lucy for their loving care. Mary's ashes will be laid to rest privately at the Santa Barbara Mission aside her spouse, Clayton.

May she rest in peace

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