Born: 16 Aug 1953
Died: 28 Apr 2006
At the age of: 52
Spouse: Brent Gneiting Goff
Children: Brooke, Brittany, Brock, Brady, Brianna, Brandt
Parents: Golden Gardiner, Barbara Ehlers Gardiner
MALTA — Our beloved mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend passed away on Friday, April 28, 2006.
Due to an unexpected stroke caused by complications dealing with cancer, Cathy Gardiner Goff, at age 52, left this earth to return to her Father in Heaven.
Cathy was born on Aug. 16, 1953, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Golden and Barbara Ehlers Gardiner. She was the oldest of eight children and spent most of her growing up years in Malta, Idaho. Cathy graduated from Raft River High School in 1971. Throughout those years she studied dance, piano, voice, art, and won several state and national awards in cooking and sewing. Cathy served an honorable mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1974-1976, to the San Diego California Mission. She loved learning and valued education greatly. Cathy graduated from Brigham Young University in 1977, with a B.A. in Nursing.
At the age of 25, Cathy married Brent Gneiting Goff in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. She was the mother of six children: Brooke (Aric) Alley of Woodward, Okla., Brittany Goff of Provo, Utah, Brock Goff of Rexburg, Brady Goff of Pocatello, and Brianna Goff and Brandt Goff, both of Malta. Cathy was the very proud grandmother of two little boys, Toby and Eli.
She spent most of her years as a mother and homemaker but on occasion worked as a nurse at various hospitals and nursing homes. Cathy had a gift for healing. She was very compassionate to those who suffered and extremely competent in her skills as a nurse. Cathy was a very talented woman and excelled in her interests. One of her greatest loves was gardening. She spent countless hours in her yard working on her garden and flower beds. She also loved both reading and writing. Cathy was a fine poet and writer and in her spare time loved reading both historical and religious books. She was also a beautiful musician and wrote the words and music to several hymns. Within the past few years, Cathy was highly involved in genealogy work and spent much of her
time researching her family’s ancestry. At the time of her passing she served faithfully as her ward’s genealogist.
Cathy lived in various states throughout her life and had many friends wherever she went. She was a very strong, capable, and caring woman. Cathy loved others deeply and always defended and looked out for her friends and family. She spent much of her time and any resources she had in the service of others. She was very close to the Lord and frequented the temple often. Cathy had a magnetic personality, quick sense-of-humor, and was a great teacher both in words and action. She will be loved, remembered, and missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her children and parents, Cathy is survived by her siblings, Brad (Susan) Gardiner of Chubbuck, Ginger (Malin) Moench of Falls Church, Virginia, Nathan (Shanna) Gardiner of Boise, Corby (Missy) Gardiner of Mesa, Arizona, Matt (Marie Jeanne) Gardiner of St. George, Utah, Anne (Jed) Francis of Logan, Utah, and Spence (Dara) Gardiner of Malta.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at the Malta First and Second Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with Bishop Juel E. Hurst officiating. Burial will be in Valley Vu Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rasmussen Funeral Home,1350 E. 16th St., Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church.