Valerie Lynn Hamm, of El Lago, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the age of 61. She was born on April 28, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas to Russell and Ann Douglass. Valerie was a public school teacher in english and special education until physical disability prevented her from teaching. In addition she obtained a degree in Sociology, a masters degree in Human Resources Management, and a second masters degree in Counseling. Valerie was preceded in death by her parents Russell and Ann, and daughter Vanessa Lee Hamm. She is survived by her loving husband Steven, sister Marcy Ann Salinas, nieces and nephews Tiffany, Kimberly and Douglas, and aunts Elyse Tigari, Margo Siegel, and Peggy Flesher. A Ceremony will be held on Wednesday July 24 at 7 pm at Taylor Lake Christian Church, located at 1730 Old Kirby Rd. Seabrook, TX 77586. In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to Make A Wish Foundation, 1604 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.