Michael was born on March 6, 1980, in Twin Falls, Idaho. He was a beautiful baby, arriving a month late, coming into the world at 9lbs 10oz. Michael was an adorable little boy, who loved to make everyone laugh, which he continued to do in his adult life. His sister came along 3 years later. Michael started out not too happy to have to share his mom and dad but came to love is little sister and torment her at every opportunity, like a big brother sometimes does. As he grew-up he loved his little cars, He-Man, Lego’s, riding his bike, playing video games and watching sports, especially wrestling. Michael met and married Bridgette Sellers, they had two beautiful children Kayden Michael and Kendall Ann. Nothing was more important to Michael than his family and he would do almost anything for them. Bridgette and Michael later divorced but remained good friends.
Michael and is survived by his children Son – Kayden Michael Gooding, Daughter – Kendall Ann Gooding, Ex-Wife – Bridgette (Nick) Hoaglin, Father – Mike Gooding, Mother – Tami (Kent Wonenberg) Gooding, Sister – Christine (Tim) Miller and Nieces- Hannah, Hailey and Harper Miller, Uncles – Dan (Peggie) Wade, Scott Wade, Ken Gooding, Larry (Bonnie) Gooding, Paternal Grandmother – Marlene Gooding, Maternal Grandmother – Charlotte Wade, Cousins – Jodie (Joe) Young and children – Jordan Stanger, McKenna Stanger and Mason Young, Danny Wade and son Owen Wade, Taylor Wade and Aiden Wade. Michael was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandfather Lawrence Gooding and his Maternal Grandfather Warren Wade.
A special thank you to the St Luke’s EMT’s, Emergency and ICU Teams for the special care given to Michael and the care and support given to our family during a very difficult time.