LaVina Rhoda <I>Gering</I> Sullivan

LaVina Rhoda Gering Sullivan

Amsterdam, Twin Falls County, Idaho, USA
Death 10 Dec 2006 (aged 85)
Silverton, Marion County, Oregon, USA
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Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
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LaVina Rhoda Sullivan, 85, of Woodburn, Ore., passed away suddenly on Dec. 10 at Silverton Hospital in Silverton, Ore.
She is survived by her son, Ronald Sullivan; daughter-in-law, Jillian Sullivan; three wonderful grandchildren, Colton, 8, Casey, 5, and Elissa, 3, of Seattle, Wash.; a niece, Beverly Parkhurst; and sister and lifelong best friend Lillian Kison of Woodburn.
Her husband, Lloyd Sullivan, preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1968. Three brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.
They were Adam Gering of Moses Lake, Wash., John Gering of Yakima, Wash., Aaron Gering of Kooskia, Idaho, Alberta Nickel of Monroe, Wash., and Lorena King of Moscow, Idaho.
LaVina was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Amsterdam, Idaho, to Paul and Matilda Gering. She attended grade school and high school in Ritzville, Wash., and spent her young adult years working in and around Spokane, Wash., where she met her husband, Lloyd. She and Lloyd owned and operated dairy farms in Chewelah, Royal City, and Moses Lake, Wash. Shortly after Lloyd?s passing, she moved to Moscow, where she worked at David?s Department Store and K-Mart, and focused her life on raising her son, ?Ronny.?
LaVina moved to The Senior Estates Golf and Country Club at Woodburn in 1997, where she enjoyed spending time with her family, the Oregon coast, traveling (especially cruises), listening to music (especially Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra), gardening in her yard, crossword puzzles, e-mailing family and friends, and surfing the Internet.
LaVina was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and neighbor. She demonstrated perseverance, selflessness, and self-reliance throughout her life and in times of great challenge, yet always maintained a softness and sweet spirit that touched all those who knew her well. She was deeply loved, and will be dearly missed.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane, Wash.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LaVina Rhoda Gering Sullivan (10 Aug 1921–10 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110123705, citing Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Burnt Almond Fudge (contributor 46857451) .