Blenda May Henrichs, age 83, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Bishop Place Senior Living in Pullman, Washington.
Born June 3, 1937, in Morton, Idaho to Lester and Mary Dawson. Blenda attended area schools, graduating from Sandpoint High School in 1955. Soon after her graduation, Blenda made the move to Spokane where she met a handsome Airman by the name of Ned Henrichs; the two were married in 1956. In 1965 Blenda and Ned packed up and moved to Moscow where they made their home for several years before moving to Troy. After Ned’s passing in 2000 she moved back to Moscow. Blenda owned and operated a ceramics shop before going to work for the University of Idaho until her retirement in 1998.
After retirement Blenda could be found in Troy volunteering for numerous organizations including the library and food bank. While she enjoyed spending time at each location, her true love was for working with the 1st graders at Troy Elementary. Blenda also enjoyed gardening, beading, auctions, collecting glassware, and CB radioing.
In lieu of flowers donations in her name can be sent to Troy Elementary School, Friends of the Troy Library, or the Humane Society of the Palouse.
Blenda is survived by her brother, David (Vicky) Dawson; daughters ,Leora (Dennis) Frei and Gwen Henrichs; grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Henrichs, Dani (Scott) Lynas, Amanda (Andy) Spears, John (Kelly) Frei; and great grandchildren, Baron, Livia, Lilly, and Braxton. Preceding her in death were her parents, Mary and Lester, and her husband, Ned.
Viewing will be held from 12:00pm-6:00pm, Monday, March 22, 2021, at Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow.
Blenda will be laid to rest next to Ned at Burnt Ridge Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel of Moscow.
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