Margaret Tuttle Goff Sanchez
1920 ~ 2016

MARGARET TUTTLE GOFF SANCHEZ, 96, passed away quietly early Sunday morning, August 21, 2016, in Sandy, Utah. She was born June 27, 1920, in Southampton, New York, to Edward Mowbray Tuttle and Viola Amorita Culver Tuttle. When she was five, Margaret moved to Glencoe, Illinois, where she grew up. In 1938, she graduated from New Trier Township High School, third in her class of 500.

Following high school, Margaret attended Stanford University in California where she graduated with honors in English. After graduation, she married Robert Davis Goff. They had four children: Beatrice, Lawrence, Cedric, and Roger. When her marriage ended, she worked at the University of Utah as department secretary of Mechanical Engineering while earning a Master’s degree in English Literature. She also completed work toward a Doctorate in English. In 1964, she moved her family to Provo, Utah, where she taught English at BYU.

In 1968, Margaret married Sabino Enrique Sanchez Soto from Peru who took her to Houston, Texas, in 1973, and to Carlinville, Illinois, in 1975. In 1979, she returned to her home in Provo.

As a young wife in California, she was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. An active and faithful member of the Church she had joined, her life centered on serving the Lord. She had many callings in the Church including Relief Society president and Provo Temple ordinance worker. She also served a senior mission to Carlsbad, California. She studied the scriptures daily throughout her life.

Margaret researched her family history back to the founding fathers of our country and royal lines in Europe. She was precise in her work, carefully documenting her findings. She also authored and had published a book of her poetry, as well as an autobiography and lineage books on both of her parents’ genealogies.

She was active in the DAR from 1983-2011, and was an officer at both chapter and state levels including two years as State Chaplain.

Margaret loved birds and was a charter member of the Utah County Birders. She combined this interest with her love of photography, and many of her bird pictures are on the utahbirds.org website.

In addition to four children, her posterity includes 15 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She is survived by three children: Beatrice (Wallace) Jackson, Sandy; Larry (Pat) Goff, Orem; Roger (Donna) Goff, Orem, and daughter-in-law Joanne Goff, Salt Lake City. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, sister, son Cedric Goff, granddaughter Amanda Goff, and great-grandson Jarom Goff.

Margaret lived a rich, full life. She was optimistic and positive and was a wonderful example to family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 11:00 am at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 at the funeral home prior to services. Interment will be at the Provo City Cemetery.

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