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Obituary: Ray Wood Goff

Ray Wood Goff

9/22/1933 ~ 10/02/2007

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, friend and neighbor, passed away October 2, 2007. Ray was eighth of 14 children born to Aaron Clive Goff and Ethel Lena Wood, September 22, 1933 in Bicknell, Utah.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corp for 10 years. He married the love of his life Irene K. Kleinlein July 1, 1967, marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 1997 after 30 years. Ray was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints. He loved volunteering. He was serving as a missionary at The Welfare Square Cannery, at the time of his death.

He is survived by his loving wife Irene and children Lori A. (Gary) Nelson, Idaho Falls, ID and Michael R. Goff, Littleton, CO; grandchildren; Patience Allen, Alden (Nicholena) Allen, Brandon (Khalea) Allen, Dareta Smith, Jeremy (Destiny) Nelson, Jennifer (Adrian) Knight, nine great-grandchildren; brother Bud(Louise) Goff, sister Thora (Chris) Chadwick, brother Max (Darlene) Goff, brother Don (Joyce) Goff, sister, Leola (Verl) Prestwich, sister-in-law Joyce Goff; and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Preceded in death by his father and mother, brothers Jim, Guy, Deut, and sisters Helen, Lois, Clara, Ida, and Iola.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 12:00 Noon at the Winder 4th Ward, 951 East 3825 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends and family may visit from 10:00 to 11:45 prior to the service. Interment at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery, 3115 East 7800 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.