Trent Jaron Goscha (May 27, 2003 – November 6, 2016)
Trent Jaron Goscha, 13, was born on May 27, 2003, in Glenwood Springs, CO, to Michael and Jayme Goscha of Carbondale. He attended OUR School Preschool in Glenwood Springs, then Crystal River Elementary and Carbondale Middle School in Carbondale. Active in football and baseball, he went on to center his attention on baseball as an outstanding all-star pitcher. He also had a passion for music, and spent many hours at the piano and on his trumpet singing and making up songs. He attended the Aspen Music School’s P.A.L.S. program for trumpet and enjoyed hearing live music, especially military songs. Trent was scheduled to play taps on Thursday for his favorite school activity, the Veteran’s Day concert.
He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved to go fishing, shed hunting and exploring. His main outdoor passion was snowmobiling, and he prayed for snow year-round. He enjoyed many snowmobiling adventures with his Dad and friends and talked about them endlessly. Trent had a love for his country and those who protect it that was unmatched by any his age, and a passion for upholding his values of faith, family, and freedom. He was proud to be a Boy Scout and a member of the Mt. Sopris 4-H Club where he made many friends and learned many valuable skills.
Trent had many loves, but his true love was being a cowboy. He loved moving, sorting, and being with cattle and riding his horse, Sunday, whenever he could. He was an accomplished rider and hand, being awarded the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Sportsmanship Buckle for 2016 and receiving third place in his division at his first Roaring Fork Ranch Roping this fall. He loved and cherished the cowboys and cowgirls he met along the way and who were such influential role models and heroes in his life.
Trent is survived by his parents and little sister Tess, his faithful horse, Sunday, and tag-along Pebo; bed-mate Pip, playmate Ricky Bobby, and cat Skitters McGriddle. Grandparents are Ron and Darlene Goscha of Carbondale; Jay and Linda Fosdick of Penrose; and Jacque Fosdick of Fowler, CO. Aunts, and uncles include Todd and Cindy Goscha of El Jebel; Tim and Jackie Goscha of Rifle; Julene and Jr. Romero of Pueblo; Jeana and Gabe Geringer of Fowler; and Joy and Jason Love of Glenwood Springs. Cousins include Jeremy and Brittney Goscha and little Paisley Goscha of El Jebel; Kai, Canaan and Claire Geringer of Fowler; and Payton Love of Glenwood Springs. His best friend and stand-in brother is Dayton Reese of Brighton, CO.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, November 10, from 5-8 p.m. at Farnum Holt Funeral Home and memorial service will be held on Friday, November 11, at 10 a.m. at the Orchard in Carbondale. Everyone is invited to bring a dish and join the family in a pot luck (Trent’s favorite) after internment in Carbondale’s Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made at any Alpine Bank.
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