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
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
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
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
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
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.