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Judi Gay

July 2, 1970 — November 19, 2018

Judi Gay

Judi L. Gay, age 48, passed away unexpectedly at home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Nov. 19, 2018.

Judi was born in Cottage Grove, Ore. on July 2, 1970, to Troy and Waneta (Woolman) Bennett. Judi was raised in Yoncalla, Ore., where she graduated from Yoncalla High School in 1988. She attended Clackamas Community College and then graduated from Western Oregon University with a bachelor’s degree in teaching.

Judi married Donald L. Gay, Jr. on Dec. 21, 1991, in Yoncalla. They moved to Portland, Ore., where she coached volleyball at the University of Portland. While in Portland they started their family. Their daughter Brooke was born in 1995 and Brittany in 1997. Their son Brandon was born in 2000. In 2002, the family moved to Eugene, Ore., where she continued to coach volleyball for the Webfoot Volleyball Club and worked for Fred Meyer for many years. In 2008, they moved to Coeur d’Alene.

Judi worked for Jan Jesberger Insurance for four years.

Judi was the Woodland PTA president for several years and was an active volunteer with Coeur d’Alene Little League and Coeur d’Alene American Legion Baseball. She enjoyed spending time with her family and coaching.

She is survived by her husband, Donald L. Gay, Jr. of Coeur d’Alene; daughter, Brooke and husband, James Chambers of Coeur d’Alene; daughter, Brittany and fiancé, Reggie Tilleman of Missoula, Mont., and son, Brandon Gay of Weed, Calif.; grandchildren, Patrick and Gracie Chambers; mother, Waneta Dalton of Yoncalla; sisters, Terri Schlatter of Camby, Ore., Angie Chester of Eugene, Lori Bennett of Battleground, Wash., and Katrina Derrick of Monmouth, Ore.; and brother, Eric Bennett of Coeur d’Alene.

Judi is preceded in death by her father, Troy Bennett in 2008; sister, Debbie Kelly; grandmother, Beverly Woolman; and nephew, A.J. Schlatter in 2016.

Judi’s family will be receiving visitors from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at English Funeral Chapel, 1133 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. A celebration of Judi’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, also at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.


Visitation

English Funeral Chapel - Coeur d'Alene
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  • 1133 N. 4th St
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Celebration of Life

English Funeral Chapel - Coeur d'Alene
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  • 1133 N. 4th St
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83854

Reception

English Funeral Chapel - Coeur d'Alene
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  • 1133 N. 4th St
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83854
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