Tana Denise Gotcher, 67, of Amarillo, TX passed away Friday, August 4th, 2023.
Memorial service will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 8, 2023, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. G.A. Roach officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Tana was born in Amarillo on May 3, 1956, to Dave and Betty Hough. Tana was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and dear friend to many. Tana was a single mother for many years and a proud graduate of Draughon’s Business College. She worked as a licensed pawnbroker and later attended Amarillo College to work as a phlebotomist at Coffee Memorial Blood Center. Tana was a former member and Awana’s leader at Olsen Park Baptist Church. Tana met the love of her life Charles, on New Year’s Eve in 1987. They were married March 10th, 1989. She loved spending time with her family and thought her son and grandchildren hung the moon. Tana was an active member of the Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network, they proudly referred to themselves as the zebras as their cancer was uncommon.
She was preceded in death by her father Dave Hough, mother Betty Hough, brother David Hough and stepson Charles Ryan Gotcher, and father-in-law Richard Gotcher.
She is survived by husband Charles Gotcher, son Ryan Whitley and wife Amy, granddaughter Tristan Whitley and grandson Aslan Whitley and brother Scott, and many nieces and nephews.