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Victoria Gehring

Oct. 7, 1950 - Aug. 5, 2018

 

August 9, 2018 | View PDF

Victoria Ann (Henning) Gehring

Victoria Ann (Henning) Gehring

Victoria Ann (Henning) Gehring, St. John area native, died August 5, 2018 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, following a long term illness. She was 67.

Victoria was born October 7, 1950 in Colfax, Washington, to Joe and Florence Henning. She grew up on the family farm at Sunset, Washington, attended schools in St. John and graduated with the St. John High Class of 1968. She was active in the Rainbow Girls with her mom.

Victoria moved to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and worked in various jobs including Great Western in Lewiston, Lancer Lanes Bowling Center in Clarkston, Pony Soldier Inn in Lewiston and at the Sunset Mart in Craigmont, Idaho. Victoria began working as a dispatcher for Lewis County in Nez Perce, Idaho, and also worked for Idaho County as a dispatcher in Grangeville, Idaho.

She married Rodney Gehring in Asotin, Washington, on October 17, 1986. Always a perfectionist, Victoria was a well-loved dispatcher and an important part of the Idaho State Police in Lewiston, Idaho, for many years. When they consolidated their dispatch services away from Lewiston to Coeur d'Alene, Victoria was asked to make the transfer. She agreed and in 1997 she and Rod moved to Post Falls, Idaho, and she dispatched for the Idaho State Police until retiring in 2002.

Victoria was very talented and artistic and she liked to do crafts. She was an avid bowler and a voracious reader; often reading a book a day. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Rodney Gehring, at their home in Post Falls, Idaho; a daughter, Jessica, living in Las Vegas, Nevada; her two canine babies, Finn and G.G. whom she loved so very much and who brought her so much joy; she is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Sue Henning of St. John, as well as an extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, brother and sister-in-laws, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and mother.

A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, August 11th, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. John United Methodist Church with Pastor Ed Hamshar officiating. Lunch will be provided following the service. There will also be a gathering at Rod's House, 3320 N. Ping Road, Post Falls, at Noon on Wednesday, August 15th. The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Special Olympics Fund at the Idaho State Police or to the St. John/Endicott Schools Foundation.

On-line guest book is at http://www.bruningfuneralhome.com Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax is in charge of the arrangements.

 
 
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