Tatyana Volkova was born on Feb. 21, 1957, in a small village of White Shores, Bryansk Region, Russia. She was born to Nikolay and Nina Marchenkova as their firstborn of six children. She had four brothers and a sister. She was a loving daughter and caring sister.
After finishing high school, in 1972, she enrolled in technical college, majoring in economics. She continued her education for nine years, passing all the exams at Moscow University as an A Honor Roll student. At age 18, Tatyana accepted Jesus as her personal savior and participated in Holy Water baptism in 1975.
Tatyana met her husband, Pavel and married in February 1978 at the age of 21. In 1979, she had her firstborn daughter in Russia. The newlyweds moved to Estonia in 1982 in pursuit of a better life. In Estonia, city of Narva, Tatyana gave birth to four more daughters. On July 4, 1991, Tatyana and her family moved to the United States to a small town of Soap Lake, where she resided for 11 years. Tatyana gave birth to two sons in Moses Lake. She devoted her life to her seven children.
Ever since Tatyana’s diagnosis of cancer, her children have never heard her complain or despair about her terminal prognosis. She loved her LORD and served Him faithfully, thanking God for every breath, for every day that she was granted. She cared deeply for her seven children and nine grandchildren. She was frequently noted praying for others and was eager to tell everyone about her Savior’s love. She was never intimidated to share her faith in God and touched many lives around her.
Tatyana was gifted with poetic talent. She was studious, loved to read and was known for writing thoughts down. She resided in Quincy for the last 14 years of her life.
Through many storms of life, she trusted the LORD as her lighthouse to guide her to her final destination. Tatyana completed her earthy voyage on May 27, 2016.
The viewing will be held at Providence Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 201 A St. S.E. in Quincy. The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 3, at Faith Community Church in Quincy, 1005 10th Ave SW. Everyone is welcome to attend.