Daisy May Goff Obituary
Western News pg. 1 and 7 August 13, 1969
Compiled by: Nikki Barron, 2009
“Mrs. C. A. Goff Of Hamilton Taken, Long A Valley Resident
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Dowling chapel for Mrs. C. A. Goff, 90 of Hamilton who died at Daly hospital unexpectedly Aug. 6 at 9:25 p.m. after an illness of but a day. Mrs. Goff enjoyed good health for her advanced years. Rev. Robert Elwell officiated at the rites and interment was in Corvallis cemetery. Pallbearers were Senator W. A. Groff, C. A. Smithey, Ralph McCoy, Lester Morris, S. A. Hieronymus, Harvey Hackman and Clifford Wallace. Ritual of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary honored Mrs. Goff at the chapel and at graveside. Mrs. Goff became a member of the Bitter Root auxiliary in 1961 on her 82nd birthday.
Daisy May Wood was born May 29, 1879 in Butte, a daughter of Joshua T. and Celia Watts Wood. The parents were pioneers to Montana, they made two separate trips from Missouri to Montana by oxen-drawn covered wagon. They settled first at Butte, then came to the Bitter Root in 1880. They lived near Stevensville for 19 years and moved to north of Corvallis in 1902. Miss Wood married Clarence A. Goff at Hamilton Dec. 24,1898. Rev. Myron E. Bailey officiated and witnesses were W. W. and Lettie B. Sanders of Stevensville. The couple ranched near Stevensville for many years and after his death May 7, 1953 she continued to ranch.
Mr. Goff was born, reared and lived on the homestead taken up by his parents in the Etna district. His parents were Cortez and Sarah Strange Goff, pioneers to the valley. Mr. Goff became one of the more prominent stockmen in the valley during his lifetime and also raised sheep and grew hay and sugar beets. In 1948 when Clarence and Daisy Goff noted their 50th wedding anniversary their friends the Sanders were able to join with 80 other relatives and friends to observe the anniversary. Mr. Goff at his death, was the last surviving charter member of Bitter Root FOE and had he lived but a fewmonths longer would have been a 50-year member.
Mrs. Goff sold the ranch home in 1959 and moved to Hamilton to a home purchased from Mrs. Sadie Summers on SO. 4th St.
Mrs. Goff was also a member of the Bitter Root Fifty Year club and she and her sister enjoyed attending the annual club gathering Sunday, Aug, 3. Mrs. Goff was of the Methodist faith.
Mrs. Goff is survived by her sister, Miss Addie Wood of Hamilton; nephews, Joy Wood, Las Vegas, Clyde Wood, Missoula; numerous more distant relatives.
Mrs. Goff was preceded in death by her father March 30, 1919, by her mother Jan. 1, 1945 and by her brother, Albert Wood Jan. 4, 1945.”