In Memory

Valerie Thorp

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01/30/15 05:25 PM #1    

Linda Razzano (Carroll)

Valerie and I kept in touch all these years. It was harder before email when I lived in the east, snail mail and long distance charges were our only option at the time. But our friendship endured and we celebrated life's journey on occasion when we could. The ups and the downs, children, life's hardships and 

She was the dazzling blond with the quick laugh even at the end when she was no longer mobile. She showed such courage despite the ravages of her terminal illness, bouyed by both her strong faith and her devoted husband and family. Graceful............So graceful.


Linda Razzano Carroll





03/07/15 11:18 AM #2    

Myke Haab (Judd)

I remember Val from the 8th grade at Oak Grove Intermediate. I had just moved to Walnut Creek from Oakland & I was terrified to come to a new school. I had to leave my friends in Oakland & all my school activities. I had just become a cheerleader & had been elected VP of the student body at my old school & I never got to do either thing. Instead I came to this new school filled with fashion forward kids like Valerie. She was gorgeous with her latest style of clothing & amazing hair. I felt so intimidated. One day I happened to be in the restroom when she came in & she actually talked to me & made me feel good about myself. She would always smile at me whenever she saw me in the halls after that. I was so grateful to her for that kindness & always held her in highest regard. I am saddened to hear that she has left us. I never got to tell her how grateful I was for her kindness in 8th grade. R.I.P. Valerie.

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