O! She doth teach the torches to burn bright….
The light of our lives went out Nov 14. Missy illuminated every room she entered, and this world seems sadly drab without her. To her family, she was the very foundation. To her husband, she was best friend, soulmate: the irreplaceable piece of the puzzle. She loved her cats and dogs, Lite Beer, enchiladas and a well told joke. She never knew a stranger and had an infectious laugh that was uniquely hers. She was just so much FUN to be around!
Melissa Ann Goggans was born on July 11th, 1954 and was adopted by Joe and Jean Goggans. She graduated from Paschal High School in 1972 and married Thomas Kent Ferris in 1974, after a few years of college. They resided in Fort Worth and had three children: Jennifer (deceased), Adam and Emily. Missy was a member of the Junior League of Fort Worth and PTA President and a founding member of Horizons, a youth mentoring program at McLean Middle School. Her great love for animals led her to volunteer as a docent at the Fort Worth Zoo. She was a stay at home Mom fiercely dedicated to her children and their many activities. Missy began her career as a sales person at Blackmon Mooring shortly after marrying Kent. She “retired” to raise her kids, then reentered the profession selling promotional products at Lonestar Specialty Advertising. Her earnings provided an excellent education for her children at Fort Worth Country Day School.
She married William “Biff” Joslin in 2001 and they went on to share 22 wonderfully happy years together. They became “Gran Gran” and “Sir” to Isabella Sanchez in 2013 and to Jacob Sanchez in 2015. Missy cherished and adored her grandchildren. The Holidays were her favorite time of year. She was famous for her Christmas cookies.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer, a brother, Michael Goggans, and par She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer, a brother, Michael Goggans, and parents Joe and Jean Goggans.
She is survived by her husband, William “Biff” Joslin, her son. Adam Ferris, daughter and son-in-law Emily and Charlie Sanchez and their children, Isabella and Jacob.
Family and friends will gather from 1 to 3 pm Monday, November 27, in the Great Room at Robertson Mueller Harper.