Kori Lynn Childers “Sissy” was a caring wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She left this world after a hard-fought battle with breast cancer on February 5th, 2024 at age 43 surrounded by loved ones. Kori passed in bed without pain or suffering holding hands with her husband of 13 years. Kori’s battle with breast cancer over the last several months showed her courage in facing life challenges with a smile, that beautiful smile that could light up a room. Despite the pain, Kori came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.
Kori is survived by her husband Scott Childers and her children Dylan, Tanner, McClaine and Mackenzie, also her father Robin Pulley and brother Kevin Pulley. As well as aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Kori was born in Nampa Idaho at Mercy Medical Center on December 29th, 1980. Kori worked as Certified Nursing Assistant and loved every aspect of her job, to kori taking care of others was one of the most important things in life to her. The joy she felt by helping others is only matched by her heart of gold. Every person Kori met was welcomed with a helping hand a listening ear and caring heart, she had a smile that could light up the darkest times anyone could have, and she took everything in life in stride always being the helping hand and comforting shoulder for her family and friends. Kori worked at the same nursing home for 15 years and she was a foundation and the definition of how care for others should be done. Kori loved her kids and would do anything for them, she was their biggest fan in sports and any accomplishments they achieved, you never missed Kori in the stands she made sure her kids knew mom was their watching and supporting them. She even had a habit of mothering her family and friends’ kids as well, she would always tell them that if their parents wouldn’t do something for them or their feelings were hurt you just gotta come tell Aunt Sissy. Kori loved crafting. I don’t think there is anyone in her family or friends that doesn’t have something from her crafting creations. She would always say “don’t buy that I can make it”, She loved spending hours of her free time in her she shed making everything from hairbows, tumblers, shirts, door signs. The hobby stores were a weekly visit for her and her husband, they almost knew us by name. The last couple years Kori spent a lot of her free time out at the softball fields, started out coaching even though she never played the sport and was kind of a klutz but she enjoyed every minute of watching Mackenzie play softball, she would spend all day at the fields on Saturdays if she wasn’t watching the game she was in the concession stand helping out and greeting everyone with that beautiful smile. Kori always told Scott to stay calm and controlled and not lose his cool while coaching but Kori was typically the voice you would hear telling Mackenzie to run them back when runners were trying to steal or yelling at Mackenzie’s team mates to run faster so she could watch her hit those home runs or slammers as she would call them. She made team swag for every single team we coached together from hairbows, hoodies, shirts and she always had eye black stickers for the girls. She even started the trend of the cupid shuffle for a warmup on the base line before every game.
Kori was a kind, loving, and heart of gold woman. She will be missed deeply and will forever be my huckleberry. I feel blessed to have known and to have shared the last 15 years together, I believe that anyone that knew Kori has been made a better person in one shape or another for knowing angel such as her. Heaven has called home a beautiful hummingbird too soon for us but for reasons we may not understand but plans must be great to need such a strong person. Kori always had a way to speak right to my heart and light up the dark and make me feel whole, she will be truly missed but I will always love her to the moon and back.