Valerie L. Johnson
Valerie Lynn (Jones) Johnson was born on May 9, 1953 to Edward and Bette (Knight) Jones in Billings, MT. She passed away after a brief illness on February 11, 2014 at St. Vincent\'s Hospital in Billings, MT. Valerie grew up in Miles City, MT and in later years moved to Sheridan where she lived until her death.Through her many adventures and heart-felt sorrows, she always managed to maintain her sense of faith in others, humor, honesty, trust, and generosity. She loved to bowl, garden, crochet, ride horses, and especially go fishing. Valerie had a great talent for memorizing telephone and zip code numbers, which carried on through her lifetime. Later in her life came the computer, this opened up a whole new world for her.Above all of this, the love of her family was what she cherished the most. Her family was her life and what she lived for . She was a loving mother, wife, sister, grandmother, and aunt.Valerie was preceded in death by her parents, son, sister, and 2 nephews. She is survived by her husband, Larry, 2 children, Drell Amende and D\'andra Amende, 4 grandchildren; Damien, Colter, Sadie, and Ryan, sister, Doreen Haught of Gillette, WY, nephew Mike Knape of Sheridan, WY, and 2 nieces; Billie Jo Trusler of Sheridan, WY and Dani Trusler of Chandler, AZ.A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Kane Funeral Home with Knute Johnson officiating.Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.