On July 12, 1969, Jim Goff married Betty Ann Palmer in Mankato. Betty was a member of the art department faculty at the university from 1967 until her retirement in 1999. Betty and Jim were true partners in life; they were best friends. Betty supported Jim in his battle with diabetes throughout their marriage. Jim and Betty were married for 37 years until his death on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at age 69. This memorial endowment was created by Betty in honor of her husband’s scholarly legacy (see scholarship description).