She was the granddaughter of Irish immigrant and Civil War soldier (Michigan 6th) Arthur O'Keeffe. Daughter of Adelbert Wellington O'Keeffe and Julia Kelley O'Keeffe. Wife of Ralph O. Goggin. Mother of Delbert Ralph Goggin (b. 1921) and Delsye Zo Goggin Knisley (b. 1913). Grandmother to Terry, Mary, Kay, Max. She worked for many years as a pastry cook at Murray Hall men's dormitory at Oklahoma State University (then Oklahoma A&M) in Stillwater.