Valerie Hall McClean (Gidget), age 64, passed away on Nov. 23, 2016, in Lehi, Utah. She was born on April 25, 1952, in Cedar City, Utah, to Deward Leon Hall and Nora Barlocker Hall.
Valerie was raised in Enterprise, Utah, where she worked and played on her parents’ farm. They moved to Page, Arizona, in fifth grade and she graduated from Page High School. She eventually settled in St. George, Utah.
Valerie had a fun-loving, adventurous spirit. She loved Lake Powell, especially waterskiing. She loved to read, tell jokes and write poems. Singing brought her joy, and she was a member of the Keynotes choir for many years. Valerie was a homemaker and raised five children.
Valerie was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 36 years old and lost her eyesight shortly after. Despite life’s challenges she found joy and laughter in life. She genuinely loved people and gave to others even when she had nothing to give. Valerie found strength through her trials by turning to God. She loved serving in any calling she was given as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She is survived by her children: David (Christie) Bierhaus, Fort Collins, Colorado; Douglas (Becky) McClean, Phoenix, Arizona; Ciara (Herb) Williams, Mesa, Arizona; Kelli (Brandon) Eudis, Saratoga Springs, Utah; Erin (Kyle) Heuett, Muncie, Indiana; grandchildren: Kelson, Nolan, Madi, Jason, Jake, Evan, Aidan, Ashton, Kaelyn, Camden, Sage, Herbie, Nora, Abby, Rees, Drake, Ava, Callie, Hudson, Rowan, Cannon and Colton; and siblings: Maurine (Clark) Anderson, Leon (Carolee) Hall, Art (Angie) Hall and Burdell (Storme) Hall.
- A visitation will be held Saturday, prior to services, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the St. George LDS 10th Ward Chapel, 591 West 500 North, St. George.
- Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the St. George LDS 10th Ward Chapel, 591 West 500 North, St. George, Utah.
- Interment will be held Saturday, following the services, at 3 p.m. in the Enterprise Cemetery.