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Dorothy June Valent

Posted By Scott Hanes On May 29, 2020 @ 6:42 pm In Obituaries | 14 Comments

Dorothy June Valent, born June 1, 1927 in London, England, passed peacefully at Bethesda Care Center on May 28, 2020. June was the only child of William and Annie Jane (Pretty) Cleland. June volunteered with the USO in London during World War II and met and married her American soldier and love Phillip Valent Jr. June’s father insisted she not marry until she was 18 years old, so she married the next day, June 2., 1945. Phil and June spent 55 blessed years together until his passing in 2000.

June came to America in 1946 on the Queen Mary, arriving at Ellis Island and New York City. She only knew America to be like in the movies, full of glamour and glitz. She boarded a train to meet up with her husband and family in Clarksburg, West Virginia, a far cry from her expectations, but met with open arms and much love from her new American family.

June did not like being an only child and decided she would love a big family. She had 7 children, Susan Bolen, Gibsonburg; William (Donna} Valent, Kansas; Carol Slemmer, Fremont; Lynne Stevens, Fremont; Sharon (Don) Taylor, Bradenton Florida; Dorothy (Daniel) Medueno, Ellenton, Florida amt Kathy Brunnet, Perrysburg. She adored stepsons Dan (Mary Lou) Myer, Morgantown, WVA and Steve (Robin) Fox, Port Saint Lucie, Florida. June is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.
June was extremely proud to become a citizen of the United States on June 13, 1963.
June was predeceased by her husband Phillip, her parents, son-in-law, Aurand Bolen and great
grandson, Lazarus Giamarco.

June relocated to Reading, England during the war years and worked as a secretary. She returned to the work force when her children were teenagers. June was the executive secretary of Sandusky County YMCA for many years.

June loved music, dancing, adventure, traveling and impromptu family gatherings for no particular reason. She most loved surprise visits from grandchildren and their babies. She made numerous trips back to England and Scotland and enjoyed most when sharing her travels and culture with her children. June found a sisterhood in the states through her membership and participation in the Daughters of The British Empire organization, attending numerous national, district and state conventions. Her beautiful humming and smiles will be missed greatly.

Due to the current Covid 19 circumstances private services will be held for the family and June’s remains will be placed next to her husband in Greenlawn Cemetery, Clarksburg, West Virginia at a later date.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the loving and caring angels of Bethesda Care Center and the ProMedica Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made in June’s memory to Daughters of the British Empire and Sandusky County ProMedica Hospice.

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#1 Condolence By Sharon Fisher On May 29, 2020 @ 10:08 pm

Peace be with you as you say goodbye to your Mama. What a great life!
Sharon McCready Fisher

#2 Condolence By Angele Daniels On May 29, 2020 @ 10:20 pm

Sue, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please accept my condolences. My prayers are with you and all the family.

#3 Condolence By Nancy Karlovetz Styles On May 29, 2020 @ 10:35 pm

Dear Carol and family,

June was an engaging and kind woman so it was a joy to spend time with her. My time with her was quite brief and usually in a venue where music was being played. She had a smile that lit up the room and, fortunately, she smiled all night long. She was a treasure who will be greatly missed. You have my deepest sympathy.

#4 Condolence By Patricia Huston On May 29, 2020 @ 11:16 pm

I offer to your family my deepest sympathies at this time. My the God of comfort wrap you in his loving arms.

#5 Condolence By Damaris Robles Sabo On May 29, 2020 @ 11:38 pm

I’m n so sorry to hear this. She was such an amazing lady.i remember her well. I will miss her. Hugs to you all!

#6 Condolence By Paula Ferguson On May 30, 2020 @ 2:02 am

My dear friend Sue I am so so very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything anything at all I can do for you please honey give me a call. I love you like a sis

#7 Condolence By Barb / Jeff Featheringill On May 30, 2020 @ 12:48 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the family! We sure loved the years we were together in our younger years!! June and Phil were a pleasure to be around and to be friends with! June was always a happy person! Always smiling!!!
Jeff & Barb Featheringill & families

#8 Condolence By Jon Brough On May 30, 2020 @ 4:30 pm

Many memories from YMCA and Mrs. Valent.
She will be missed.

#9 Condolence By Diane Nutter On May 31, 2020 @ 12:17 am

Sorry for the loss of your mother

#10 Condolence By Nancy King On May 31, 2020 @ 12:51 am

Dear Bill and Donna,

Sending our deepest sympathy. ❤️

Charlie and Nancy

#11 Condolence By Jennifer Shiley On May 31, 2020 @ 3:50 am

So sorry for your loss.

Jennifer Shiley

#12 Condolence By Women of the Moose On June 1, 2020 @ 11:25 pm

Susan and Donna,
Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.

Women of the Moose
Fremont Chapter 624

#13 Condolence By JudithOvermyer On June 3, 2020 @ 12:35 pm

June’s family,
May it bring you some peace to know that This sweet lady, knows only peace now,
Thinking of you with sympathy!
Larry andJudy Overmyer

#14 Condolence By Debbie (Lagrou) Eckhardt On June 12, 2020 @ 8:19 pm

Deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom. i remember her as a sweet soft spoken lady I got to know from the YMCA, and the mother of friends from school.

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