The Gritman Legacy Society

About the Legacy Society

Gritman Medical Center Foundation is honored to recognize Roy Goetschel and Jane Peterson Goetschel as founding members of the Dr. Charles and Bertie Gritman Legacy Society.

Membership in the Legacy Society is granted to those who have made a planned gift commitment to Gritman Medical Center in support of the future healthcare needs of our community.

About the Founding Members

Roy Goetschel, University of Idaho professor emeritus and Jane Peterson Goetschel, retired educator, named the Foundation as the beneficiary of their estate because of the exceptional healthcare their family members received at Gritman Medical Center.

Jane recalled, "When Roy and I reviewed our long-term plans, we realized that by making this Legacy Gift, we would continue the values of giving, volunteerism and public service handed down to us by our parents and grand-parents."

As a new faculty wife, Jane signed on as a volunteer with Gritman in 1971. She has held many offices on several volunteer boards and committees and currently serves as Gritman Foundation Secretary, is a member of the Hospice and Light-A-Candle Community Advisory Committees, Strategic Planning Committee, the Auxiliary Executive Committee and has been a General Member of more than 30 years.

Making a Difference

"I encourage others to include Gritman in their legacy planning," says Jane. "Your gift, like ours, will be well received and will make a lasting difference."

How You Can Help

If you would like information on how to include Gritman Medical Center in you will or estate plan or be recognized as a member of the Dr. Charles and Bertie Gritman Legacy Society, please call (208) 883-6592 or email

A gift to the Gritman Medical Center Foundation may reduce the amount of your federal estate tax. Please consult with your attorney or tax advisor to determine the tax consequences of a proposed gift through a bequest.