Jenny was born September 29, 1932 in Bristol, Tenn. to Bonnie Wood and Waymon McKinney.
Jenny married Harry J. Behmerwohld June 10, 1950 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. They made their home in Heron for 63 years. They raised four children; Vernon, Harry Jr., Barbara and Shirley.
She always made her family a priority teaching all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren how to swim, garden, crochet, play games and most of all to love one another. She was the matriarch of her family and set a great example for each of us to follow.
She enjoyed yard sales, reading, community events, fiddler reunions and especially family gatherings. She spent many years loving her role as a wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed getting together with loved ones for card games, dice or even badminton and crochet with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved having family get-togethers and even unannounced drop-ins. You were certain you would never leave her home hungry.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her youngest daughter Shirley Solce and three sisters Betty Behmerwohld, Millie (Louise) Brewer and Edna Pyatt.
She is survived by her husband, Harry J. Behmerwohld of Heron; three of her children, Vernon (Sherryl) Behmerwohld of Clarkston, Wash., Harry J. Behmerwohld Jr. of Heron, Barbara (Edward) Calhoun of Rosepine, La. and Joe Solce of Heron; sister, Grace (Bill) Syth of Post Falls, Idaho; brother, David (Glenda) McKinney of Toppenish, Wash.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren from far and near.
Services will be held at the Heron Community Center in Heron, Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. MDT. Pastor Russell Hoover will be officiating. Please join us to honor her memory and celebrate her life, everyone is welcome to attend, pot luck to follow.
Family and friends are invited to sign Jenny’s online guest book at coffeltfuneral.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Coffelt Funeral Service.