In Memory

Valerie Gorton - Class Of 1958

Valerie Gorton

Valerie "Val" Dean Gorton, 69, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2010.  Val was born in Pasadena, California on July 10, 1940.

Val, was, in her son's words, "the Bill Gates of friends."  Her family recalls that she was loved by many and had a wealth of people in her life.  She loved animals and was a truly valued friend, her brother, Tom, said.

Valerie is survived by her two sons, Tom Watanabe and Scott Davis, both of California.  She is remembered as a loving mother who had a special relationship with her boys.  She worked hard her entire life and wore many hats successfully.  Val always lived her life her way and we love that about her.  We love you Val.  Though the voice is still your spirit will echo forever in our hearts.

The Arizona Republic, January 15, 2010

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04/07/11 08:46 AM #1    

Denny Sharpe (1958)

Valerie taught me how to ride a bicycle.  I was 4 or 5 years old and have never forgotten her.

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