Janet  Elaine Goby
Janet Elaine Goby

October 23, 1943 - September 24, 2018
Born in Hillsboro, Illinois
Resided in Albany, Oregon


October 23, 1943---September 24, 2018

Jan Goby, 74, of Albany passed away peacefully Monday at her home. Jan was born and raised in rural Illinois, the daughter of William and Edith Stillahn. After high school she attended the Institute of Business Techniques and began work for the Illinois State Police where she worked until her marriage to Gary Goby, her high school sweetheart, in 1964. After marriage she and Gary moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she worked at the child development clinic at St. Louis Medical School. She and Gary moved to California following Gary’s medical school & internship. From there the family moved to Oregon to raise their family in the smaller community of Albany.

Jan was a devoted wife and mother of three children and three grandchildren. Her family was the central focus and priority of her life. In Albany she was very involved supporting her family as a homemaker and functioning as the administrative secretary for Goby Walnut Products. She was an active member of the Albany First Christian Church, the PEO Chapter EP, and the community at large. She loved gardening, caring for animals, traveling, spending time in nature, and walking with friends, family, or the family dog. Most importantly Jan was the rock of stability in the Goby family. She was always available to listen, help in any way she could, and had amazing patience and grace with all. She is greatly missed by family, friends, and others whose lives were enriched by her presence. Jan is survived by her husband Gary; children Troy, Dawn, and Jeff; and grandchildren Garret, Kenzi, and Keyan. She was preceded in death by her parents and only sibling, her sister Joanie.

A memorial service will be at 1PM on Saturday October 13, 2018, at the Albany First Christian Church. A private interment was held in the Palestine Cemetery in North Albany on September 29th. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 SW Washington St., Albany, OR 97321.



Memorial Service
First Christian Church
432 Ferry SW
Albany, OR US 97321
Saturday, October 13, 2018
1:00 PM