Valerie Lynn Sandoval
Valerie Lynn Sandoval was a selfless and caring daughter, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She ascended into Heaven with her parents and siblings on November 9, 2021.
Valerie was born to Margarito Max and Mary Frances Sandoval on April 23, 1966 and she was the youngest of ten children. As a child, Valerie was referred to by her siblings and friends as “Dumbo" which ultimately led her to her love for elephants as an adult. Valerie was a strong and compassionate person who often opened her heart and hand to anyone in need. She was the type of person that loved to take care of people and she hardly ever said “no” when someone was in need. Valerie loved taking care of others so much that she worked as a certified nurses aide and a home health aide throughout her life. She would also always make it a point to take care of her family by any means necessary. This was her way of following as her mother had taught her “To love everyone for you never know when you’re entertaining angels." Valerie was very people oriented and she believed that everyone should be loved. She was oftentimes, the very strength and wisdom her friends and family would seek during their own hardships, while hardly ever allowing anyone that attempted to help her with her own, as she was very altruistic.
Valerie enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and is well known for her tamales, tortillas, chili and enchiladas. She also enjoyed watching sports, consisting of softball, volleyball and football. Her favorite of these three however, was football. Valerie's favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys and she often received backlash for it from her family and friends that were Denver Broncos fans. Valerie always looked forward to those games however, as she enjoyed poking fun at her family since they consist mostly of Broncos fans. When Valerie was not hard at work, she enjoyed watching the Hallmark Channel, as well as Little House on the Prairie. She also enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and her great granddaughter. Valerie loved creating moments and memories with all of them by means of hosting Sunday family dinners, hosting her grandchildrens’ birthday parties and going on outings with them to their sports games, graduations and other life events. Although Valerie was proud of and loved every one of her children; her grandchildren and her great granddaughter were the apples of her eye.
Valerie is survived by her children Erica (Jonathan) Scaggs from Brighton, Erin (Joshua) Kelm from Brighton and Dominic Sandoval from Brighton. Through her children, she was blessed with nine grandchildren; Donte (Tierra) Sandoval, Nicholas Bernal Jr., Frances “Franki” Sandoval, Angelina “Geli” Bernal, Samuel Bernal, Isaak Clapp, Christian Kelm, Ellarae Salazar-Sandoval and Charleze “Charlee” Kelm. She also has one great grandchild, Alizaye Rose Sandoval. Valerie is preceded in death by both of her parents and six of her beloved siblings.
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