Jim L. Goff
September 19, 1923 – November 1, 2012
Jim L. Goff, 89, of Payette, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. A viewing for family and friends will be from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8th at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9th at the Highway Worship Center in Fruitland. Interment will follow at Park View Cemetery, New Plymouth. Services and arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences may be made to Jim’s family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com.
Jim was born in McDonald County, MO. He was the fourth of 10 children born to M.L. Goff and Doshie E. (Cash) Goff. His family moved to Idaho in 1935 settling in Payette. In 1943 he met the love of his life Ethel Pierce; they were married in May of 1944. Jim worked many jobs but didn’t find his niche in life until he and his brother, Virgil, bought their first salvage yard. He enjoyed many things but really enjoyed dancing, his 1929 Model A Roadster, camping, fishing and hunting.
Jim is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ethel; four children, Sharon Slyter (Tom) of Weiser, Dan Goff (Janice) of New Plymouth, Darlene Haley (Bill) of Petersburg, AK, Rick Goff (Kathy) of Roseburg, OR; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; two sisters, Pansy Johnson (Carl) of Payette and Betty Gentry (Ernie) of Fruitland; one brother, Virgil Goff (Dorothy) of Payette; many nieces and nephews; and one very special friend and adopted family member, Sharon Gates of New Plymouth. Memorials may be made to The Gideons, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661.
- Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2012
- Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2012
Jim L. Goff
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Doug and Sallie Goff
November 9, 2012
So many people in your lives form who you are through time, Uncle Jim helped form my character and helped to make my sense of humor what it is today. He was always kind and generous and loving with me in my memories. Both of you (Aunt Ethel) always made me feel welcome and a part of a loving family. And the others that wrote of him are stating a true fact Heaven is a much better place now that he has arrived. God Bless all of you now and always,
Karen West (Duff)
November 8, 2012
Jim will be greatly missed. Lots of love to you Ethel and family. We know that we see him again one day soon. Heaven is just a little brighter now that he is there.
November 6, 2012
I am so going to miss that smile! God bless your family.
November 5, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a character ! The world is a sadder place without him.