Lynn R. Borcher


(Aug. 18, 2008)

Powell insurance agent Lynn R. Borcher died at West Park Hospital in Cody Monday, Aug. 18 after an apparent heart attack while fishing on the North Fork with his brother, Kenny. He was 59.

He was born May 27, 1949, in Powell to Richard G. Borcher and Verlee (Walters) Borcher. Lynn was raised on a farm in the Deaver area and graduated from Deaver High School in 1967, and later from Rocky Mountain College with a B.S. degree.

He married Kathy Coughlin June 19, 1971, in Williston, N.D.  They lived in Williston until 1979 when they moved to Powell.

He was a past president of the Powell Kiwanis Club and a former Kiwanian of the Year. He was active in civic life and served on the Powell Clarks Fork Conservation Supervisor Board and the Park County Weed and Pest Board.

Lynn was at home in his beloved Wyoming wilderness and loved hunting and fishing.  While he was taken from them too soon, his family members are comforted in the fact that he accomplished so many things, including a stint at farming which was what he truly wanted to do in his life.

He was a naturally-gifted athlete who excelled in track, football and basketball in high school and track and football at Rocky Mountain College. He will be missed the most for his wonderful sense of humor and kind nature.

Lynn enjoyed time spent with his family and especially his four precious granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife Kathy of Powell; a son, Benjamin Borcher (Jessi) of Powell; two daughters, Elizabeth Becking (Tim) of Sheridan and Julie Alley (Chad Miner) of Powell; two brothers, Ken Borcher (Debbie) and Gene Borcher (Rhonda), both of Powell; two sisters, Carol Addy of Page, Ariz., and Kathy Nies (Jim) of Gillette; and four grandchildren, Kailee and Breanna Becking, McKenna Alley and Peyton Borcher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Verlee Borcher; his paternal and maternal grandparents; and his brother-in-law, Dave Addy.

A celebration of Lynn’s life will be held at the multipurpose building at the Park County Fairgrounds in Powell at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. The Rev. David Poole will preside.