Valerie's Story

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Valerie M. Hetherington, 56, of Newfane, NY, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Lockport, NY. She was born October 8, 1960 in Clearfield, PA and was the daughter of Donald and Shirley (Smeal) Lippert.
Valerie had most recently worked at the Mount View Assisted Living Facility in Lockport. She previously worked at Absolut Care of Gasport, Head Start and Tops Supermarket. Valerie enjoyed gardening, collecting tigers and lions, helping others, but above all, spending time with her children and extended family.
She is survived by her three sons, David Orr (Katie Fildes) of Newfane, Christpher Orr (Catherine Banks) of Lockport and Robert Hetherington of Wrights Corners. Also survived by her mother Shirley Lippert and sister Pamela Lippert, both of Lockport as well as her brother-in-law John Puit of Middleport. Also surviving are two nieces, Jessica Landers and Stephanie Beyer and one nephew Joshua Puit; three great nieces, two great nephews, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Donald Lippert and sister, Cheryl Puit.
A memorial service for all those who shared a smile with Valerie and wish to pay their respects to the life she led and the kindness that defined her will be held on SAturday, January 14th at 10:00 AM at Warrens Corners United Methodist Church located at 5293 Stone Road, Lockport, NY. A luncheon will be held following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that a contribution be made to the charity of one's choice in Valerie's name.
Published on January 11, 2017
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