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Valerie Annette Watts

Valerie Annette Watts, 47, died on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
She was born to Edward and Judith (Mohr) Bush in Grand Island, NY on Nov. 24, 1964.
Valerie grew up in Grand Island. Shortly after graduating from Grand Island High School, she and a friend drove cross country in a van and ended up in Redding, Calif. While attending Shasta College in Redding, she met Warren Watts and they were married on June 21, 1988. In 1996 they moved to New Pine Creek and settled in Lakeview in 1998.
She marked trees for the Forest Service for a few years before working at the Interstate 8 Motel as a custodian.
Because of her love of the outdoors, she thoroughly enjoyed gardening and rock hounding. When she couldn’t be outside, she enjoyed reading and keeping her journal.
She was preceded in death by her mother Judith.
Valerie is survived by her father Edward Bush of Grand Island, NY; son, Jonathan Edward Watts of Lakeview; daughters Melissa Watts of Springfield and Taylor Marie Watts of Lakeview; sister Vickie Bush-Muschaweck of Buffalo, NY: granddaughter Kaydance Watts.
At the time of her death, she was attending the Lakeview Ministries Church, where a memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. A potluck dinner will be shared following the service.
Contributions in Valerie’s memory may be sent to Crime Victims Compensation Program, DOJ, 1162 Court St. NE, Salem 97301-4096 or the Lakeview Crisis Center, P.O. 774, Lakeview  97630 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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