James “Woody” Gober passed away June 8, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous fight with esophageal cancer. Woody was born Feb. 19, 1950, in Beaumont, Texas, to James Harvey Gober and Wilda George Gober, both of whom have preceded him in death.
Woody was a E5 US Navy retired veteran, serving multiple tours in Vietnam as a diesel engineer. He was a longtime resident of Clover and Magna, Utah.
Woody married Velma Medina Gober on May 17, 1974, in Reno, Nevada. Together they have three children, Shawn Gober (Toni Vallejos), Sandra (Michael) Romero, and Melissa Gober (Wade Huntley); along with 12 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter: Anthony and Nicholas Sickler, James, Hope and Faith Gober, children of Shawn and Toni; Kelsey, Kaleigh, Kylee, Kloie Romero, and Dakota Sanches, children of Sandra and Mike; Benjamin and Abigail Huntly, children of Melissa and Wade; great-granddaughter Kiera, daughter of Nicholas.
Woody was preceded in death by his sister, Danette (Gober) Brace; and brother-in-law, Herbert Medina. Woody is survived by siblings, Dana Bankhead, Tim Gober, Kim Fornelius, James Medina, and Anne Medina Chavez.
In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to Huntsman Cancer Foundation, restricted to esophageal cancer research.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 S. Camp Williams Rd. (Redwood Rd.)