Carl Vaughn Goff left this earthly realm unexpectedly on September 8, 2022 at the age of 71. This wonderful man was born in Tucson, Arizona on July 8, 1951 and graduated from Tucson High School in 1969. He was the darling son of Captain Paul. Goff (US Army) and Estella (Castelan) Goff (both deceased). He is survived by his beloved wife, Fabiola, sister, Marie Darmer, son, Jason Soelle, daughter-in-law, Jasmin Bouck and husband, Scott Bouck, nephews, Roman Darmer, Paul Darmer (Angela), grand-niece, Lelia Jane Darmer, great-nephew, Matthew Locke Darmer, sister-in-law, Linda Goff, cousin, Mary Sara Fields Zagorsky and many loving family members of the Goff, Darmer, Castelan, Bouck, Araux, Apodaca, Ramirez, Starr families , Chávez and Wheeler. In addition to his parents, Carl was predeceased by his beloved brother, Richard Paul Goff, his brother-in-law, Roman E. Darmer, his nephew’s wife, Katherine Darmer, and his pets Chase and Baron. Carl unexpectedly met the love of his life, Fabiola, when his brother-in-law died. She knew it was him! Not only did they find each other, but they were surrounded by the love of his beautiful family whom he loved very much. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the United States Army and served in Germany during the Vietnam War from 1971 to 1974, when he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant and Indirect Fire Infantryman. His unit was on alert to travel to Vietnam three times, but luckily they weren’t called. Upon returning to Tucson, he became a licensed real estate agent and later a Union Carpenter in Phoenix where he also operated his own business, American Hauling. In 2011 he joined the United States Postal Service and retired in 2020. Carl was a lively, charismatic and charming man whose love of life touched everyone he met. His larger than life ability to light up a room and fill it with laughter was a joy! How he will be missed by all who knew and loved him! We will always remember the joy, our laughter, his smile. There will be a military memorial service at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, Az 85024 on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a reception at their residence. Arrangements by Red Mountain Funeral Home. Souvenirs can be made at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.
Posted on September 30, 2022
Posted in The Arizona Republic