Valerie Sagraves sponsored obituary
The Sagraves’ family wishes to honor the passing of our beloved wife, mother, friend, Valerie Sagraves, who passed away on February 28, 2007. While in sadness we say goodbye, we also celebrate her beautiful and kind life of service and loving devotion to her family and friends.
Valerie was born in Northampton, England to Frederick and Elsie Vera Walker on July 1, 1935. She met her husband, Uhl Glenn Sagraves, while he was stationed in
England by the U.S. Air Force. They were married in Northampton on May 11, 1957 and she enjoyed 49 years of marriage to her loving and devoted husband. Valerie had to make a quick adjustment from her life in an industrial British city to life in small town American when the couple moved from England to Ohio. While in Ohio she lived on the family farm and a few years later they made their journey to California.
Valerie’s greatest joy and happiness was found caring for and nurturing her three children – Timothy Harrison, Sandra Kay and Matthew Scott. Outside of her love for family, was a passion for gardening. After her youngest child grew older, Valerie ventured back into the work force as an assistant in an elementary school kitchen. In 1981 , they moved from the Sacramento area to the community of Rough and Ready, where she worked for the Grass Valley Group and volunteered for the fire department in the ladies auxiliary. After retiring, Valerie spent her thne doing some traveling,
working in her garden, being with friends, and family, especially her grandson Eric. Ultimately her greatest joy throughout her life remained her family.
Valerie is survived by her husband Uhl Glenn, her children, Timothy, Sandra Lynn and Eric Sagraves of Red Bluff, Sandra and Charles Zook of Santa Clara, and Matthew and Amy Sagraves of Sacramento, her sister Peggy Mitchell and family, brother Anthony Walker and family.
We are all better for having been in her loving nurturing presence and she will be deeply missed by all.
Memorial service will held on Saturday, March 10 at 11:00am at the Chapel of Angels in Grass Valley. The family humbly requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
July 1, 1935 ~ February 28, 2007
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