On Jan. 7, 2012, Richard Alvin Boettcher lost his battle with cancer as he went to meet his Lord and Savior.
Richard was born on Nov. 30, 1936, near Wolf Point, Mont. He was the son of Bernard Walter Boettcher of Blue Earth, Minn., and Mandy Christina (Lucky) Boettcher of Williston, N.D.
He grew up in and around Circle and Glasgow, Mont. He went to work at an early age on ranches and farms. He stocked produce in a grocery store for several years, but for much of his life worked from his home as a general handyman/repairman.
Richard married Rosalie Ann (Curtiss) Hunt on Nov. 15, 1974. They moved to Mountain Home, in 1997.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie, his parents, Bernard and Mandy Boettcher, brothers Henry, Walter and Clifford, and sisters Ruth and May.
Richard is survived by his stepsons, Patrick Bacon of Meridian and Michael Bacon of Helena, Mont. He is also survived by his younger sister, Erma Bentley, and her husband, Donald, of Billings, Mont., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. at First Southern Baptist Church, 1400 N. 3rd East St., where he and his wife, Rosalie, were faithful attenders for years. His former pastor, George Slaughter, will be officiating.
Richard will be buried beside his wife, Rosalie, in Glasgow, Mont.
A drop-in, open house reception with finger foods will be provided at his residence, #277L, Golden Rule Mobile Home Park, hosted by close friends, following the service.
Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Acknowledgements may be sent to John Ring at 1690 E. 11th North St., Mountain Home, ID 83647. He can be phoned at (208) 587-8026.