JANESVILLE---Mary A. Valley, age 74, of Janesville, beautiful mother and grandmother, peacefully passed away from complications of Alzheimer's Disease on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Manor, Footville, surrounded by her family.
She was born in LaCrosse on Oct. 17, 1937, the daughter of William and Guila (Greener) McDonald. She married John R."Jack" Valley on July 8, 1961, in Prairie du Chien. Together they had 6 children. He preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1987. She was retired from Parker Pen and was a member of St. William Catholic Church.
Mary was an incredible woman. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, shopping, watching the Packers and traveling. She was blessed with many friends including, Cleo, Rosie, Rose, Donna, Ralph and Carrie. A special thank you for their visits and continued friendship.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the kind and loving staff at St. Elizabeth Manor, Agrace HospiceCare and Dr. Nancy Rainero and staff.
She is survived by her 5 children: Robin (Mike) Massey of Madison, Karen (Larry) Broitzman of Monroe, Brad (Wendy) Valley, Brian (Jennifer) Valley and Nate (Laurie) Valley all of Janesville; 12 special grandchildren: Emily, Alyssa, Julia, Anna, Jack, Christopher, Lukas, Paige, Jakar, Slater, Jy'Shon, and Sophie; a sister, Bev (Clem) Nolan of McGregor, IA; sister-in-law, Annette McDonald of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter, Emily, who died soon after birth; and 2 brothers, Mac and Bill.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at ST. WILLIAM CATHOLIC CHURCH with Fr. John Auby officiating. Burial will be in Mt.Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY. Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Manor. For on-line guestbook and condolences: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
Thank you Mom, for being a kind, thoughtful, and loving Mother. You were the rock of the family. Your grandchildren want you to know "you were the best Grandma we could ask for." You did everything for us and were always there. "We will love you forever."