Valencia Lynn Voth Paulus
January 23, 2022
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Valencia was the eldest of nine siblings. She enjoyed a carefree childhood with her sisters, playing in the California sunshine. Valencia went to Winton Elementary School in Merced County, California.
She gave her heart to God and was baptized on January 31, 1968, by Minister John Weins. At the age of 14, Valencia moved with her family to Buhl, Idaho.
She started her family and began her nursing career. She became a registered nurse and spent her life caring for and serving others. Her patients were met with skill and unconditional love. Valencia’s love for the Lord shone through her service to others.
Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life. Spending time together as a family was a priority to her.
She moved to Bonners Ferry in January 1996, where she lived for 22 years. She loved her home in the mountains, and they were her sanctuary.
Her love of travel took her all over the world. With each journey, she was eager for the next adventure. She especially enjoyed her medical mission trips to Haiti, and her service as a nurse with Summit Ministries in Colorado.
In spring of 2018 she returned to southern Idaho, where she cared for her parents. She retired from 38 years of nursing in October 2020 and realized her dream of opening a bookstore, coffee and bake shop; BookHaven. She would always say, “A reader lives a thousand lives.” She expressed her heart and mind through poetry.
Those left to cherish fond memories are loving husband James Paulus and children Shane and Rachel Koehn, Jonathan and Starla Koehn, all of Buhl, Idaho, and Michaela and Marcus Burt, Bonners Ferry, grandchildren Jamin and Rochelle, Brooke and Jace, Samantha, Bethany, Jarek, Jesse, and Morgan, mother Freda Voth, siblings Roxann and Kent Wiebe, Buhl, Lynette and Kim Mastre, Charlo, Montana, Faylene and Greg Wiebe, Troy, Idaho, Patricia and Michael Weimer, Meridian, Idaho, Tonya and Bruce Amoth,
Wendell, Idaho, Lazetta and Travis Unruh, Macon, Mississippi, Shawna and Ryan Peachey, Bonners Ferry, and Toby and Chelsie Voth, Twin Falls, Idaho, and special aunt Leona Kane, Winton, Californa.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lewis Voth.
Thank you to everyone for the love and prayers being sent our way.
Mike Weland, Publisher
6931 Main St.
P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
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