Victor P. Khramtsov, 85 returned to his Heavenly Father November 11, 2014. He was born July 12, 1929 in Irkutsk, close to Lake Baikal (the oldest and deepest fresh water lake on Earth)
. He was the sixth of eight children born to Peter Khramtsov and Katerina Parfeleva Khramtsova.
He spent his early years in Irkutsk. During World War II when Victor was 14 years old he wanted to join the military to go to war like his brothers so he changed his passport to say that he was 16. They noticed the changed age and sent him home to take care of his family. He worked hard to support his family working in harsh conditions in a meat plant. After his younger school years he attended a Military Technical College and learned to be a mechanic. While there he also learned to Dance and enjoyed the cultural life that was involved with it.
He served as a mechanic in the military and was sent to a base in Khabarovsk. While serving there he met a beautiful nurse named Nadezhda Surovzeva. They were married there on August 7, 1953 and then both were sent to Komsomolsk-on-Amur to serve. Their marriage was solomized in the Idaho Falls Temple on April 26, 2014.
While serving in the Military they were blessed with two daughters. While he had a very hard life, with no social life, just hard work they were happy and enjoyed many things with his family. He loved to be involved in many different activities with his girls. He took them skating, skiing and for rides on his motorcycle. He loved to read and to go fishing. He was quite the photographer and was always taking pictures of his children. He was always a very happy, friendly and very giving person. He was such a gentleman at all times and was humble and sweet person who would share everything he had. He was quite the jokester and loved to tell stories of all kinds whether they were true or not only he knew. He was a very hard worker and provided well for his family.
After he retired from the military he served as Director of a Sports club and was a Teacher in the high school teaching the children survival skills, target shooting etc.
Because of the unrest in Russia he brought his wife to America hoping for a better, more secure place to live and to be closer to his daughter and grandson. When he got here he was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints and thoroughly enjoyed all blessings that came into his life as a result from it. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him!!
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Nadezhda (Hope), his two daughters Natalia Thompson of Shelley, Olga (Sergei) Dushena of Russia; and his three grandsons Lance (Natalia) Thompson, Anton (Anastasia) Dushena and Egor Dushena. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 14th, at Shelley Stake Center (325 East Locust Street) in Shelley with Bishop Terrell Hoskins officiating. The family will receive friends Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:40 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Interment will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home.