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Valerie Delores Raymond

May 1, 1935 - September 12, 2015

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 18, 2015 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweet Home. Final burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Park in McMinnville.

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Valerie Delores Raymond, 80, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday. She was born in Portland to LeLand Fay Bosshardt and Ella Catherine Sorenson.

She graduated from Jefferson High School. Later in life, she received an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Management in 1988. She was married to Arnold Lee Raymond on June 5, 1954 in McMinnville. She worked for the United States Forest Department in Pendleton. She also worked for the Pilot Rock Gazette with her husband and had many newspaper routes.

Valerie was a beloved member of community and church. She loved to drive and spend time with family and friends. You could often find her pulled off the road picking pretty flowers, hiking up a mountain trail, or admiring a beautiful waterfall. She loved the outdoors.

Valerie is survived by: children Diana Gasparac, Donna DeBoer, James Raymond, Jennifer Ashley, John Raymond, David Raymond, and Wendy Chase; brother Richard Lee and his wife, Cristina Bosshardt; 41 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was a loving mother to many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Lee Raymond, and children Phillip Raymond and Susan Cefalu.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 18, 2015 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweet Home. Final burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Park in McMinnville.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.