Ralph John Goulds


2020/04/obit-goulds-Ralph-198x300.jpgRalph John Goulds, CAPT, USN (Ret.), loving husband and father, left us on April 1.

Ralph was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1929 and was sent to England in 1937 to escape the persecutions of the time. Ralph arrived in New York, N.Y., to join his parents in 1939.

Ralph entered the U.S. Navy after a four-year NROTC scholarship at the University of Rochester; he was commissioned an ensign and reported aboard the USS SICILY on June 1957.

Upon graduating from Submarine School in December 1953, Ralph Goulds served on USS Angler (53-56), USS Piper (56-57), U.S. Submarine Base, New London, Conn. (57-59), Submarine Squadron Ten (59-60), USS Sailfish (60), executive officer, USS Blenny (60-62), Naval War College, Command and Staff Course (62-63), commanding officer, USS Entemedor (63-65), Naval War College (65-67), Seventh Fleet staff (67-69), Commander Submarine Force, Pacific (70-74), commanding officer, USS Hassayampa (74-76), chief of staff, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan (76-81). Retired (81).

July 16, 2013, was named Ralph Goulds day in Archuleta County.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Samuelle Goulds, and daughter Valerie Goulds.

Due to the coronavirus, no service plans can be made. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.