Passed away on March 2, 2014. She is survived by her sisters, Nikki Riggsbee and partner Kent Akselsen and Sandy Ellis and partner Chris Nelson; her nephew Ed Ellis, his wife Stacey and three grand nephews Joey, Jonah and Jordan.
Valerie was born in New Rochelle, New York on May 18, 1952. At a young age she moved to Chicago, Illinois. In 1973 she came to Sacramento, California.
Valerie attended Sacramento State University. She received her MBA and passed the rigorous exams to become a Certified Public Accountant. Valerie worked for the State of California as a CPA and Project Manager.
In retirement she enjoyed traveling, completing home remodeling projects and spending time with family and friends. However, even though retired, she still consulted with the State on high level projects.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life for Valerie, Saturday March 8 from 1 PM to 4 PM at The Dante Club Sacramento, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Valerie's name to the Placer SPCA at 150 Corporation Yard Road, Roseville 95678.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Mar. 7, 2014