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Golda McCracken

Golda Woodcock McCracken ’45, 94, of Portersville died on April 12, 2019 at Concordia Lutheran Ministries of the Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot.

Golda was born on March 7, 1925, in Ulysses, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Harry and Eleanor (Mitchell) Woodcock. She was born and raised in Potter County. She was the wife of Arnold McCracken, who preceded her in death on July 11, 2001.

Golda attended Roberts Wesleyan College and Houghton College in New York State, where she studied to be a teacher for students with learning disabilities.  In 1947, she moved to Oakdale, KY. While in Kentucky, she met Arnold McCracken and they married in 1952. In 1964, after 17 years and seven different homes in Kentucky, her family moved to Portersville, where she taught at Portersville Christian School.

She was a member of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and was a life member of the God’s Country Free Ministry in Coudersport.

Golda is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Melvin L. McCracken of Portersville, and Wesley R. and Marlene McCracken of Slippery Rock; a daughter and son-in-law, Esther E. and Sam Evans of Fort Worth, Texas; her grandchildren, Rodney N. McCracken and his companion, Carol, and Renée A. and her husband, Jim McDevitt; and a longtime special friend, Heidi Moore.

In addition to her parents and husband, Golda was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Woodcock.

To share your fondest memories of Golda or to sign her guest book, please visit www.thomasfickinger.com.