Valerie Kay Bender, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away Tuesday morning January 07, 2020 at 2:40 AM, in the arms of her beloved husband David Bender, while recovering from emergency surgery in Parker, Colorado.
She was preceded by her grandparents Oscar and Etta Payne, Gerald and Juanita Berry, her father Tom Berry, and two nephews Gregory and Robert Reeves.
She is survived by her husband Dave Bender, children: Daniel Burtock, Christopher and Andrew Bender, grandchildren Aly, Amy, Ava, Abby, and Andy Burtock, mother Mary Berry, three siblings: Rebecca Pachura, Carol Reeves, Mark Berry, Family Friend - Melissa Reilly, and numerous other friends and family.
Valerie lived her life saving other people in need. As a traveling nurse, she placed the needs of others ahead of her own. Valerie always saw great value in every life she met, establishing two rehabilitation centers in Colorado and Nebraska. As a traveling nurse, Valerie provided life-saving services across Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, and California.
Valerie will be forever loved and forever missed.
Services are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby, Funerals, Cremations, Monuments and Receptions, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.
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