- Parents were JAMES ROBERT GODWARD and ALICE LILLIE HEALD.
- Married PATRICIA MAE EICHER. Patricia was born June 16, 1935 in Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana; and died March 31, 1991 in Garden Grove, Orange County, California. She is buried in City Cemetery, Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana. She was a second grade teacher in Livingston, Park County, Montana.
- Married PATRICIA LORRAINE STRICKLAND FARMER.