Marcia Goggin

December 27, 1937 – July 2, 2023

It’s with the heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of Marcia Jean Goggin on July 2nd, 2023. She passed away peacefully at home with her son and daughter in law by her side. She was born in Muskegon, Michigan on December 27, 1937. She was preceded in death by her father George Gosma, her mother Florence Gosma Sumner (Matt) her brother James Gosma (Louise) son in Law Roger Dinges and her husband of 30 years, Dennis L. Goggin Sr. She is survived by brothers Rev Robert Gosma and David Gosma (Barbara) her children Dennis Goggin Jr (Donna) David Goggin (Joanne) James Goggin (Loretta) and daughter Jean Dinges. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, relatives and friends who love and will miss her.

    Marcia graduated from Catholic Central High School in Muskegon, married her husband Dennis on August 18, 1956, and followed him through his 26 -year Air Force career. She enjoyed raising her 4 children on bases in Mississippi, Florida and Utah. She loved playing the organ for the base chapel services and eventually starting her own career in the Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AFFES) eventually retiring as a BX manager at Moody AFB, Georgia. After retiring, she attended Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia graduating with a Degree of Arts (Sociology and Anthropology). She then worked with an adult care facility until she retired and moved to Winchester, Virginia to be close to her daughter and family.

    She loved traveling through the years to see friends and family but especially enjoyed her trip to Hawaii with her husband Dennis and her trip to Germany with friends.   

    In 2018 she made her final move to Nevada to live with her son Dennis, Donna and family. She enjoyed her Saturday evenings playing bingo, quickly adjusting to the Las Vegas lifestyle. Her greatest love always was attending catholic mass at St. Francis of Assisi and Sunday brunch. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 10:30 AM inside the Legacy Lounge at Inspired Life Memorials at Summerlin, located at 311 N. Buffalo Dr. Suite B., Las Vegas, NV 89145. There will be a luncheon to follow the service.

For those that are unable to attend in person, a live stream will be available on the Inspired Life Memorials Youtube Channel. See the link below to access the service online:

Additionally, feel free to sign the digital guest book below to leave a loving message or positive memory of Marcia with the family.

  1. Patty and Steve Patterson

    I have tried to make a comment about this wonderful lady, yet there is not enough room to speak of her goodness, her faith, her love of life! May her soul rest in the peace of Christ.

  2. Cynthia Phifer

    I had the pleasure of working with Marcia at Moody AFB. She brought an unstoppable energy to her job. No matter what was happening, she just kept going. She was a true inspiration.

  3. David Goggin

    She was a great mother and the epitome of a military wife. The glue that kept life for 4kids life normal when our dad was gone up to a year at a time several times. My best memory was telling me “ David I don’t know why I come to your ball games, you always end up sitting in the stands with me”.

  4. Jimmy

    You were a wonderful mother and inspired me to be a good man . Always try to see the best in life no matter what challenges may come our way you’ll be missed Jimmy.

  5. Jason Dinges

    What a wonderful celebration! I got all dressed up & got to watch the livestream. Thanks to Donna & Dennis & all who organized, attended & participated today. I wish I could have been there. Grandma was such a wonderful person & such a force of nature. Countless times she would be there for me & my family even though, for most of our lives, we lived away from each other. Family & faith were so important to her & I know she was always proud of the Family she helped create. I’m going to have a Crown & 7 (or 2) with some popcorn tonite! Rest easy, Grandma. I Love you.

  6. Brenda Felts

    Marcia was my dearest friend and was like a Mother to me in so many ways!! We shared holidays, travel, good times and bad times. She encouraged me to live each day as if it were my last, to be brave, and to see the positive in every situation.
    I will miss her more than words can say, and will cherish every memory we made.


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