Our hearts are heavy— yet full of joy! Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Patrick King Goggins, died peacefully surrounded by his whole family on Thursday, December 31st, 2015.
Being raised in the Great Depression, Pat learned to work at a very young age and the value of a day’s work, done right, stuck with him throughout his lifetime. On December 26th, 1951, Pat married Babe Becker, and the “Great Partnership” began! Together, they raised six children and were blessed with 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and number 20 is on the way in June.
Pat received an Animal Husbandry degree from Montana State University in 1952. He worked as a herdsman early on, and then was a fieldman and ringman for Western Livestock Journal, the Montana Farmer Stockman, and finally the Western Livestock Reporter. In March 1957, Pat started sharing his opinions, comments, and advice in the weekly column “As I See IT” and continued to do so for 54 years. In 1961, Pat bought the Western Livestock Reporter. Pat taught himself to auction as he drove miles and miles selling advertising for the paper. Auctioneering grew into a career where he has been recognized as one of the leading purebred livestock auctioneers in the country. Even after he retired, and with all his business interests, auctioneering was his passion and he dearly missed it. Pat’s entrepreneurship continued and his keen business savvy allowed him to acquire three auction markets, numerous ranches and feedlots, the first livestock video auction, a real-estate company, in addition to numerous other business ventures.
Patrick lived his life faithful to God and Family, and exemplified strong moral fiber, innovative vision, common sense, and above all, was a man of true character. Since the Mid 70’s, one of Pat’s visions was to build a successful Real Estate Company. Pat’s vision started with Pat Pat Land Company, and after years of success the name was converted to Premier Intermountain Properties. This man truly thrived on being an achiever and never looked back once he had a plan. His work ethic, drive to succeed, and “Want To” rubbed off on all of us, and it was our pleasure to help Patrick build Premier Intermountain Properties to what it is today.
Our goal is to continue building Premier Intermountain Properties, as one of Montana’s most respected Farm/Ranch Brokerages and we look forward to working with all of you.