Pleasanton, CA - Valerie Ball, 62, Administrative Assistant to the Dean at Las Positas College, passed away November 2, 2019 in Pleasanton, CA, after a sudden heart attack at home. She was born July 5, 1957, in Bloomington, Indiana.
The family moved to Reno, NV in 1966. She graduated from Reno High with her "pack," among them her lifelong friends: Jane, Cindy, Deby, and Debbie.
Valerie is survived by her daughter Tai of California, her daughter Jennifer (Coley) and their son Jace of Reno. Also survived by mother, Joyce, of Hemet, CA; father, Robert, of Las Vegas, NV; sister Stephanie (Jack); brother, Steven (Gwen); and nieces and nephews, Chase, Rowan, Emily, Cameron, Jackson, and Madolyn, and her adopted family Catherine, Richard, Stella and Ulric Dunbar of Livermore. She was preceded in death by her loves Ronnie Gianola and Pat Jordan, and by her stepfather Stefan Moses.
There will be a celebration of her life Saturday July 10th at her daughter's house in Reno. Donations may be made to a scholarship fund in her honor at www.GiveCampus.com/schools/LasPositasCollege
. Click on "Make a Gift" and direct your gift to the "Valerie Ball Memorial Scholarship".
Published by The Reno Gazette Journal and Lyon County News Leader from Jun. 8 to Jul. 7, 2021.