Valerie Vee Vanderburg, 50, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Paris Regional Medical Center following a twelve year battle with cancer.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14th, at the United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Robert Myre officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Valerie, the daughter of James Robert “JR” Vanderburg and Henrietta Otto Vanderburg, was born May 8, 1969, in Paris.
She graduated from Paris High School in 1987. Following graduation she began working for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) and continued working when the plant became a part of Turner Pipe. Her career with Turner Pipe spanned twenty years, and Valerie was still working as a Quality Coordinator at the time of her death.
She had a passion for Jeeps and belonged to several Jeep clubs. She enjoyed being in her Jeep and heading out on road trips.
She attended the United Pentecostal Church. Valerie had a love of animals and over the years rescued and helped countless cats and dogs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, JR and Henrietta, and grandparents, Dewey & Dessie Vanderburg and Arthur & Alvina Otto.
Survivors include a sister, Vicki Jones & husband Jeff of Paris, her “adopted mom”, Ann Thompson of Paris, aunts & uncles; Billie Ruth Armstrong of Paris, Jerrell Vanderburg & wife Linda of Sherman, Merrell Vanderburg & wife Charlotte of Powderly, Neal Vanderburg & wife Jane of Phoenix, AZ, Lois Veien of Paris, Grace Rau & husband Dennis of Hughes Springs, Evelyn Otto of Minnesota, Bill Otto of Minnesota, Freda Vanderburg of Austin and Loretha Vanderburg of Reno along with many cousins and a plethora of friends.
Casket bearers will be: Clay McKnight Glenn Bryan, Randy Mayes, Boo Fontenot, Chad Ward, and Khushrooh Pardiwalla. Honorary bearers will be: Charles Gilbert, Tommy Malone and David Vanderburg.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Baby Gunns Animal Rescue, 4210 Choctaw Lane, Paris, TX 75460 or the Prison Ministry of the United Pentecostal Church, 5075 Loop 286 SE, Paris, TX 75460.
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