Mary Marguerite (Gerber) Goff, 93, of Bryan Texas, passed away at College Station Medical Center on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Mary was born on July 4, 1918 in Edna Mills, Indiana to Jesse and Mathilda (Haag) Gerber. She was the 10th of 12 children. Growing up she remembers learning from her mother how to sew her own clothes. After graduating from Jefferson High School in 1937, she attended Purdue University and later married her late husband of 42 years, Merritt Goff on December 9, 1944. Her first job was at BF Goodrich as a lab technician where she worked with her husband. Mary lived in various places throughout the country but over the last 30 years has lived in Bryan.;She once stated that the most precious gift her son gave her was grandchildren, to which she had two. Mary loved being a grandmother and she enjoyed doing lots of things for them, from taking them to and from school every day, to taking them to music and soccer practice. She was a great help to her family with whom she lived with for the last 25 years. She was very close with her son and daughter-in-law, as well as her two grandchildren. Mary became a great-grandmother in 2001, and was later given the nickname, &”Mimi&”by her eldest great-grandchild.;Mary;39#s hobbies included crossword puzzles and word-finds, reading, especially the Bible, playing the piano, watching her &”soaps&”Wheel of Fortune on TV, tons of craft projects – not to mention being a very accomplished seamstress. Among these things spending time at home with her family and sharing past stories of her growing up and all she lived through was probably her favorite. Her strong faith in Christ and gentle spirit was known by many that came in contact with her. She served the Lord with her actions and her involvement with her church, College Station Baptist Church. She was also very active with the local Christian Women;39#s Club. &”Mimi&”was a very sweet, kind, honest, patient, and caring individual. She was able to live a long life that spanned through the Great Depression, WWII, food and gas rationing, putting the man on the moon, a new century, and all of today;39#s technology advances. She was also a Cancer survivor.;Survivors include her granddaughter: Amy Goff, grandson: Jason Goff, daughter-in-law: Mary E. Goff, 3 great-grandchildren: Melody, Carter, and Abby, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.;Mary was preceded in death by her husband, son, and all 11 of her siblings.;Graveside services will be held at the Mennonite Cemetery in Edna Mills at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Archer-Weston Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting with the burial.
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