Constance Carolyn Gehring

August 8, 1933May 4, 2021

On Monday, May 4th, 2021, Connie Gehring passed away peacefully at the age 87.

Connie was born on August 8, 1933 in Sacramento, California to Earl and Eva Casey. She graduated from McClatchy High School. She earned her associate and nursing degree to become a Registered Nurse in 1954. In 1956, she went to Oahu, HI and began her nursing career and met her future husband Richard Donald Gehring. Connie and Don were married in 1957 at the Carmel Mission.

Costa Rica and France were next on their journey while raising four children and exploring new horizons at every opportunity. Connie was always active in her community and loved golf, gourmet cooking, piano, the beach and swimming. She always ruled the table in dominoes. Connie co-founded Mendocino Nurses Registry in 1985, and was active in her nursing career until recently. Most of all, Connie was all about friends and family. Planning a family event, trip or gathering came naturally to her, making lifetime memories along the way. She was with good humor, quick-witted and never hard to find at the Lazy-G-Ranch cocktail hours. She was loved by many - her bright spark will be missed.

Connie is preceded in death by her husband Richard Donald Gehring and son Glen Timothy Gehring. She is survived by her three children Susan Gehring Hawkinson (Donald), Stephen Casey Gehring (Robin), Jennifer Gehring Criscuolo (Michael), her sister Marilyn Marjorie Hiebert (Edwin), her brothers-in-law James Gehring and Thomas Gehring. Also survived by her are many nieces, nephews and seven grandchildren that she adored.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Greensboro, NC at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A celebration of life gathering for family and friends will follow mid July in Healdsburg, CA.

Advantage Funeral & Cremations of Greensboro is assisting the family during this time.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Brian Finnerty

June 4, 2021

I’m very sorry for your loss. Of course I met Connie years ago when I did small, odd jobs for her. She was a very nice person.

Marci Linton

May 19, 2021

Grandma Boing brought so much happiness to so many people. She always provided so much love, happiness and joy to everyone she touched.
We will miss you at the family functions. So glad you shared your life and touched so many people.
You are missed.

The Linton’s. Thomas, Jessica, Marci and Matt.

Gina Rice

May 18, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Connie was a very witty, strong lady. No matter the challenge, she would strive to make things happen. Always enjoyed our time together especially on outings or trips to the Y. Thank you for sharing your mom with us here at Heritage Greens.

Cori Trudeau

May 16, 2021

Grandma Boing is how I will always remember Connie. We shared family events and holidays and she was always thoughtful and included everyone. I have many fond memories of her with my brother’s kids-her grandies, it was a fun and loving dynamic. We will all miss her!

Richard Wotruba

May 14, 2021

Wonderful lady,friend,had so many good memories together,ie.,daughters together in growing into mothers,grape drinking feasts,swiming in Pacific,cruising on our sailboat Coasta Rico,Avalon,Channel Islands,camping Ft Bragg,Nursing Registration,on and on,Connie best planner,adventur,chef,mother,grandmother,always put family as number one priority,most caring person,always concerned about others yet knew how to make thing turn out right,never had an enemy,hugs ,prayers,to family,despite the distance our arms around you all will miss our getogethers.Grief but be thankful,Connie was simply the greatest.Rich and Pat Wotruba,Santa Barbara

Kathleen Horohoe

May 12, 2021

Dear Jennifer and all of Connie's family.
I am Pat Wotrubas sister , I am sorry to hear about your Mom. I had many fun times with her. She and Pat were stuck together when we visited. First visit in Ukaiha she had a luncheon for us at her great house , filled with stories &a special drink your dad made called", Sex on the beach" Good fun , hospitable people
Prayers 🙏 for all of you kathleen

Mary Barberia

May 11, 2021

I was lucky enough to spend some time with Connie in the past. I loved her sense of humor and smile. We had many long talks about life and our children. She is sorely missed but remembered with love and blessings the time I spent with her.