September 5, 1940-September 15, 2017
Art was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Layton and Mae Goff. He was the eleventh of twelve children. He passed away peacefully after a long, eleven year battle with cancer.
Art, and his wife Cassie of 56 years, met while in the United States Marines. After leaving the service, they moved to McGill, Nevada so Itch could work at Kennecott. While there, he met many lifelong friends.
In 1984 they relocated to Elko, Nevada where he was able to get his high school diploma and attended college where he received a certificate as a Millright. Itch then went to work for Newmont and worked there until he retired in 2004.
Itch loved to go bowling with his wife Cassie, his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Linda as well as other friends. He also loved to go on walks with his dog, Herc.
He enjoyed going to Arizona, visiting with his niece and husband, traveling with family and visiting his son and daughter in law on the east coast.
He is survived by his beloved eternal companion, Cassie (potter), son James Layton (Connie) Goff, daughter, Teri Thompson, grandsons, Bruce, Steven, Dakota (robin) Thompson, and Jeremy (Sandra) Smith. Brother, Robert (Linda) Goff, Sister Evelyn Yates, special niece and nephew Bill Ray (Hans) Khral, and Marvin (Linda) Hackwell.
He was preceded in death by his oldest son, William, in 2008, his parents, brothers and sisters.
A viewing will be held Friday, September 22, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm at the LDS Church at 1651 College Parkway in Elko, Nevada.
Another viewing will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00am. Funeral services will follow at 11:00am at the LDS Church at 1651 College Parkway in Elko, Nevada.
In lieu of flowers, Itch would like a donation made under his name to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Huntsman cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Burial will be at the Elko City Cemetery.
A luncheon will follow at the LDS Church.