Richard George Goucher
February 28, 1944 – May 12, 2020
Richard Goucher passed on May 12, 2020, at 7:50 p.m. surrounded by his wife, Karen, and his two sons, Greg and Brent Goucher. He was well known for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, and farmer. Richard was born to George and Vera (Fuller) Goucher on February 28, 1944, in McCook, Nebraska. He began his education in a small country school until fifth grade and transferred to Grainton Grade School where he graduated from the eighth grade. Richard graduated from Hayes Center High School and finished his education at McCook Community College. He was drafted into the U.S. Army under the 25th infantry division during the Vietnam War. He finished serving in 1967 and soon after he would go on to marry the love of his life, Karen Cummings. On July 22, 1967, they started their life-long marriage on the family farm. While living and working on the farm, he loved the fresh smell of breaking the soil every spring. Two years after marriage, they had their first child, Gregory George, in 1969 and soon after had Brent Douglas in 1971. In 1981, the family moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, where he worked in the trucking industry and carpet cleaning business. After Karen retired from nursing, they spent their time on the road driving for Marten Transport. One of their biggest accomplishments within the company was each traveling two million miles without accidents across the United States. After 14 years they retired to Wallace, Nebraska, living a simple life together traveling the country and visiting family. Towards the end of his life they returned to Grand Junction, Colorado, where he later passed. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Karen; his sons, Greg and Cami Goucher of Massillon, Ohio, and Brent and Diana Goucher of Palisade, Colorado; grandchildren, Adrian, Sabrina, Christopher, Alden, Matthew, Keegan, Jayden, and Madelyn; great-grandchildren, Serenity, Hazel, and Maisey; siblings, Joe Goucher and Judith (Roland) Raider; and other relatives and friends. Memorial contributions can be made to Wallace American Legion Post 213, https://centennial.legion.org/nebraska/post213. Services will be held at a later date.
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Richard George Goucher
May 18, 2020
I have very special memories with the Goucher family. We were blessed to live at a time when neighbors were really neighbors and close friends! Dick was always a very kind and caring person.
I received a very special call from Dick and Karen the same day my Clifford passed. Dick make the contacts and arrangements for his military memorial service. I will always be so blessed
and thankful for special memories.
I'm sending my love and prayers to each of you.
"NOW IN GOD"S HANDS; FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS"
May 14, 2020
Karen and family,
So saddened to hear about Dick. You are in my prayers. Seems like yesterday we visited you on the farm, locking the doors because the guys were walking toward the house with a big bull snake in their hands! God grant you peace.
Larry and Dianne Rathe