Glen “Goatch” Richard Gotcher, 69, of Osburn, ID, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2023 at his home. Glen was born on January 31, 1954 in Butte, MT, a son of Ronald and Joan (Spencer) Gotcher.
On August 27, 1973, he married the love of his life, Debbie Kay Barnes. They moved to the Silver Valley where he found work at the Lucky Friday mine and soon after started a family. He was a good father and shared his favorite activities with his family which included watching football, skiing, camping, and fishing. He loved everything about fishing and tied his own flies to fuel his passion.
Glen lost his greatest love, Debbie, to cancer in 2008. He then moved to Elko, NV and worked at the Barrick gold mine for a few years before returning back to the Silver Valley for his retirement in 2015.
Glen leaves behind his children, Sean (Amanda) Gotcher, and Michelle Brownson; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; his sister, Verdon (Frank), four brothers, and his beloved dog, Sunny.
A celebration of Glen’s life will be held for friends and family on May 13, 2023 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM at The Wallace Inn (Galena Room) in Wallace, ID.
Memories of Glen and messages of condolence may be shared with his family online at www.shoshonefuneralservice.com. Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the Gotcher family with arrangements.