Peggy Jo (Bailey) Goff was born in Pendleton, Oregon on September 9, 1941 and left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father on February 22, 2021. Even though she was making her final journey, she threw one final hoorah being surrounded by kids and grandkids.
Peggy met her husband of 59 years, Jim Goff, at Humboldt State University where she was the Tau Kappa Epsilon Sweetheart her freshman year of college. She was the manager of the card room where Jim and his friends needed access to the room to play cards after hours, or even during class. They met in September of 1961 and were married the following February. He fell in love when he first saw her in her little pedal pushers and fuzzy brown sweater. They made their life together in Horseshoe Bend for 20 years, bringing their kids up in the faith of the First Southern Baptist Church. She was employed with Hoff Lumber Company which was soon sold to Boise Cascade. When they moved to New Meadows they were welcomed with open arms by the community. Peggy was the office manager at the Council branch of Boise Cascade. The commute and work took much of her time, but she still was able to be the Team Mom for the players during their athletic seasons. A game was not missed by this loving lady. The couple moved to Emmett in 1990 where Jim continued teaching and Peggy became the Office Manager at Boise Cascade in Emmett. After Jim retired, Peggy supported his hobby of the concession stand and soon chose to retire herself. During her retirement she was able to spend time traveling on mother-daughter trips with her mother, daughter, and sister, as well as trips with the other children and their families. Peggy never passed up a chance to play cards or games with the kids or grandkids. They all had their own special game they loved to play with her.
Her life was spent dedicating time to her community and her family. She volunteered her time with the PTA, Logger’s Day Committee, Chairperson for the Blood Drive, Booster Clubs, Jaycees, EMTs, Election Board, the treasurer for the Southern Baptist Church, and was one heck of a Bunko player. Some of her favorite moments were spent having coffee with her ladies, “The Golden Girls”, and poking fun at the men, at the “Liars’ Table”.
Peggy is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jim Goff, brother, Pat Bailey, Oregon, sister, Shirley Palazzo, California, sister-in-law, Victoria, Nevada, her oldest son, Christian Goff (Helen), second son, Patrick Goff (Kristin), and daughter, Doni Jo Davis, (Carl). She was the very proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren…and one on the way.
Memorials and donations can be made to Heart and Home Hospice in Emmett, ID or St. Jude’s Cancer Research. A special thank you to Heart and Home Hospice for their loving care, Marty Broom for presiding over the service, Potters Funeral Home for their support and guidance, and the Locking Horns Riverside for supplying the family with food. Graveside services will take place at the Pioneer Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 6, with a luncheon to follow at the Ladies’ Club Hall in Horseshoe Bend.
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