George Gooding and Carol Gooding George and Carol Gooding celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary on August 23, 2014. They met during high school. George graduated from Mt. Baker High, and Carol graduated from Bellingham High. They were married August 23, 1944 in Paris, Texas, a few days before George shipped out to Europe for the US Army in WWII. Upon his return from overseas, they settled in Bellingham where they still reside. George retired from the State Dept. of Transportation, and Carol retired from Hayden's Thriftway Bakery on Bellingham's Southside. They raised their two children in Bellingham: Steve Gooding of Chandler, AZ, and Sue Parker of Sedro Woolley, WA. In addition, they have 3 grandchildren: Jennifer, Krystal, and Melissa, and 4 great-grandchildren.