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Obituary for Janet M. Doggett (Goode)

Janet M Doggett, 57, of Cambridge passed away on March 5 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in
Danvers after a valiant battle against cancer and liver disease.
Born in Evanston, Il, she was the daughter of Karle Ann and Lowell Goode. They later moved to Dallas
for a short time before settling in Janet’s hometown of San Antonio, where she enjoyed what she always
considered an idyllic youth. Her parents nurtured her creativity, and she developed talents in piano and
poetry. Her faith was an important part of her childhood, and she especially loved the summers she
spent at the Laity Lodge Youth Camp in Texas. In high school, she was active in the Dance Team and
graduated cum laude.
Janet went to Texas A&M University where she majored in Journalism in 1988. A proud Aggie, she
would often recount stories of her roommates and lifelong friends Sandra and Susan, and the many
escapades they had in those years. After working as a journalist and media writer in the Houston area
for several years, she took a job at the local newspaper in Lubbock, TX in 1991. There she met her
husband, Tim, got married, and had their two beautiful children, Cassidy and Arthur. She also received a
master’s degree in creative writing from Texas Tech University.
In 2003, Janet and the family moved to Wenham, MA, where they would spend the 16 years raising the
family. During that time her battle with liver disease began, and although this kept her from continuing
her journalism career, she was an active member of the First Congregation Church of Hamilton, spent
much time painting watercolors, teaching, and writing and publishing poetry. During the last several
years Janet and Tim resided in Cambridge, where they became members of Old South Church in Boston,
and she continued her love of painting and writing.
Janet is survived by her parents, Lowell and Karle Ann Goode (San Antonio, TX), her husband Tim
Doggett (Cambridge), her daughter Cassidy Doggett (Peabody), her son Arthur Doggett (Southborough),
her brother Larry Goode (Austin, TX), her brother Paul Goode and sister-in-law Ksenia Goode (Ottawa,
A memorial service will be held to honor Janet at Old South Church in Boston (645 Boylston St, Boston,
MA 02116) at 2 PM on Saturday March 18. In lieu of flowers Janet wished for memorial donations to be
made to the American Liver Foundation in her name (