Nancy Jean Goehri
April 23, 1954 – August 30, 2019
Nancy Jean Goehri (Corkish), age 65 of Spokane Valley, passed away unexpectedly on August 30th, 2019.
Nancy was born in Anaconda, MT, to Robert and Anne Corkish. After graduating from Anaconda High School, she moved to Spokane, WA, to attend Kinman Business College. In Spokane, she eventually met a man whose sarcasm and sense of humor were a perfect match for her own. She and Don Goehri married in April of 1985 and had three children, Heidi, Tracy, and Derek. Nancy loved spending time with friends and family whether it was camping at Priest Lake, watching her children’s and surrogate grandchildren’s sporting events, attending family gatherings, game nights, lunch dates with friends, or visiting the neighbors. When she wasn’t watching her kids’ sporting events, she was an avid follower of her favorite local teams including the Zags, Seahawks, and Mariners. She was very active in her children’s schools, the crafting community, and St. Luke’s support groups. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother in-law Carol and Bill Arbuckle, and brother and sister in-law Robert and Sharon Corkish. Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Don Goehri; her children Heidi, Tracy, and Derek Goehri; her brother Lee Corkish; her “surrogate” grandchildren Megan, Rex, Joe, and Noah; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and neighbors. A celebration of life will be held on the 14th of September at 2 p.m. at the Mirabeau Park Hotel banquet room in Spokane Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, September 14, 2019
Nancy Jean Goehri
September 8, 2019
I had the privilege of meeting “Tracy’s Mom” ,asI affectionately knew Nancy, when she came to visit in NYC. I remember thinking what an absolutely amazingly strong woman to travel across the country after all she went through. It’s such a testament to her spirit and love for her family!! I wish that same strength and love for the entire Goehri family during this most difficult time!!!
Susie Fischer Marthaller
September 7, 2019
Nancy has been my childhood friend and we lived in the same neighborhood. I vividly remember her athleticism as a young softball player. As a small town child, I marveled at her annual family trips to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
I am blessed to have visited with her and Marcia last summer. Don and Nancy met us for dinner. I was amazed at how healthy Nancy looked.
Sharing the photo from this visit. 4 Anaconda girls!
God bless you my dear friend. Surely your family in heaven was waiting for you with open arms. My prayers are for peace and healing for Don and family.