September 17, 2014

Gary R. Valley

Died Aug. 8, 2014


Gary Raymond Valley, 71, of Standish died on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.

Gary was born on Nov. 6, 1942, in Standish and was the second oldest child of seven born to the late Ernest and Marie (Raymond) Valley. Gary married the former Judy Wurm in 1967 and lived in the Standish area near where Gary was raised. He was a welder at Defoe Shipyard, Brownhoist and Dow Chemical. He worked to become a Journeyman Electrician and retired as a Master Tradesman after 31 years at Dow. He farmed his entire life enjoying using his many skills to fix things both for the farm as well as his many friends.

Mr. Valley is survived by his wife, Judy; their son, Jeramey (Lori) Valley. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Giannah and Kryton, brothers and sisters, Rick (Betty) Valley, Dan (Bett) Valley, Yvonne (AI) Gulvas, Diane Valley, Mary (Phil) Kovacs, sister-in-law, Jean Winslow; and brother-in-law, Jim (Rose) Wurm; also many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his eldest brother, Roger.

A life celebration service will be held from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Standish Township Hall, 4997 Arenac State Road, Standish, Michigan.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan, 1-888-273-3553. To sign online guestbook visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.

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