Amanda Kohring Byrd

Published 9:28 am Friday, March 5, 2021

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Amanda Kohring Byrd, 60, died on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.

Preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Elizabeth Kohring, she is survived by: her 2 children, Nigel B. Kohring (Melissa) and Brettany E. Utsey (Gary); 7 grandchildren, Grayson, MacKinley, and Aiden Kohring, and Jordan, Eryka, Taylor and Jace Utsey; and 2 sisters, Tracy K. Raikes (James) and Katherine K. McDowell (Steven).

Born in Mexico City on Dec. 9, 1960, she had a great fortune of traveling to different parts of the world with her family. Her education included boarding school in England for 4 years with a focus on art later. She was an Army veteran, discharged due to Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis.

As a youth, she had a passion for horses and spent much of her time in the saddle. Later, she made her love of dogs the center of her life. She became a certified master trainer of all phases search and rescue pet obedience.

Her request for cremation was honored and her ashes will be scattered on the family mountainside in Edneyville.  A celebration of life will be held at Farmington United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 6 at 11 a.m.