Therese Louise (Hamm) Goodwin, 62, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was born to Carl Berton and Marjorie
Anna (Wald) Hamm in Perry, Oklahoma, as the youngest of 5 children, on September 18, 1959. She went
to be with her heavenly father on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Therese attended Perry High School and earned her high school diploma in 1978. She fondly
remembered her school life and often talked about her cheerleading days. Therese was crowned Perry
Wrestling Queen her senior year of high school.
After graduation she continued her education at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where she was
a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. While at OU, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion
Merchandising, graduating in 1982.
Therese was employed as a retail manager, in the fashion industry, at Chico’s women’s clothing store in
Oklahoma City. She was incredibly talented and had many interests. She could fix anything around the
house, a true handy woman. She knew how to hang sheetrock, lay ceramic tile, and was never afraid to
get her hands dirty. She loved gardening and expressed her artistry through creations from any arts and
craft supplies that were available. Though she had gardening tools, all she really needed to get anything
done in the yard was a kitchen knife and a fork.
Therese was an avid fan of her alma mater’s football team, and especially enjoyed attending OU games
in Norman as well as traveling to any location to cheer on her Sooners. Even if she could not make it to a
game, the game would always be on TV at her house. She even listened to the Sports Animal on the
radio in her car religiously. Therese’s family will forever remember her for her free and loving spirit, and
vigorous sense of humor; she called it slapstick comedy; we call it being Therese. She was a wonderful
mother and grandmother, always doting over her family. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic
Church and was happiest when in service to other people. She truly had a servant’s heart. Therese was
always smiling, hardworking, dedicated to her family, and well loved by all who knew her.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Jessica Williams and her husband Aaron of
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, son William Goodwin of Edmond, Oklahoma, son Isaiah Goodwin of
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, grandsons Junior Warner, London Warner, and Sincere Williams. Her partner
Keith Kennedy, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her sister Carla Brand and her husband Dennis, brother
Richard Hamm and his wife Vanja, brother John Hamm and his wife Debbie, and brother-in-law Bob Ahn.
Nieces and nephews Wade Brand and his wife Amy, Dennette Summerlin and her husband J.T, Todd
Brand and his wife Jennifer, Reid Hamm, Ryan Hamm, Ramsey Hamm and his wife Taylor, Abby Hamm,
Charles Ahn, Jeffery Ahn, Nathan Ahn; and her close friend Barbara Brooke and her husband Jim.
She was preceded in death by her son Patrick James Goodwin of Edmond, Oklahoma, parents Carl
and Marjorie Hamm of Perry, Oklahoma, sister Anita Hamm of Perry, Oklahoma, sister-in-law Helen
Ahn of College Station, Texas, and mother-in-law Bonnie Goodwin of College Station, Texas.
Friends are welcome to stop by Brown Dugger Funeral Home of Perry on Thursday, December 2, 2021,
from noon until 5 p.m. to pay their respects and sign her guestbook.
A rosary will be recited on Thursday, December 2, 2021, beginning at 6 p.m. at Brown Dugger Funeral
Her life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10 a.m. at St.
Rose of Lima Catholic Church of Perry, Oklahoma. Father Bala will officiate. Burial will follow the mass at
the Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery of Perry. Honorary bearers will include William Goodwin, Isaiah
Goodwin, Junior Warner, London Warner, Sincere Williams, and Keith Kennedy.
Please send flowers to the funeral home at 1010 N. 7th Street Perry, OK 73077. Memorial Donations can
be made in her memory to the Mental Health Association Oklahoma 400 North Walker, Suite 190,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102.
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