Valerie Lynn Sturm

Valerie Lynn Sturm, 52, of Idaho Falls, lost a battle with cancer Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.

Valerie was born Oct. 9, 1960, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Bobbie and Samuel Harr. When her parents divorced, she moved with her mother and sister, Melanie, to Idaho Falls, where she later graduated from Idaho Falls High School.

On April 25, 1981, she married Louis Sturm. Together they had a daughter, Jessica. Valerie was a devoted wife and mother.

Valerie enjoyed reading, playing games and spending time with family. She especially enjoyed taking special trips to the library with her granddaughter, Bethany.

Survivors are her husband, Lou Sturm of Idaho Falls; daughter, Jessica Hodges of Caldwell; granddaughter, Bethany of Caldwell; mother, Bobbie (Gene) Holverson of Idaho Falls; sister, Melanie Smith of Idaho Falls; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Harr.

A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St. in Idaho Falls. Family will meet with friends after the service at the funeral home.

Our heartfelt appreciation goes to Alliance Home Health and Hospice for its compassionate care during her illness.

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Published in Post Register on Dec. 2, 2012