Surrounded by her loving family T. Valdeen Warren died on May 8, 2015 at the age of 87. Val was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She was born October 24, 1927 to Earl and Ellen Henderson. She and her sister Lorena grew up on their parent’s farm outside of Clare, Michigan and she graduated from Clare High School. She moved to Lansing, Michigan where she met the love of her life, Walter, at a dance at the Lansing Armory, they were married on June 12, 1948. They were members of the Holt and Dimondale Presbyterian Church, the VFW, the Moose and the Elks. Valdeen worked for and retired from Capital Automotive. She was a Girl Scout leader and a 4-H leader for many years, and a volunteer for Meals-On-Wheels. She liked to sew, crochet, and work in her flower and vegetable gardens. She also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, and just like Walter she liked to dance. She and Walter traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe and after her retirement spent many winters in Florida. She will be fondly remembered for her potato salad, everyone loved Val’s Potato Salad.
Surviving Val are her daughters, Sue Warren (Paul Bouldin), Diane Warren (James Bliss), Colleen Norman (Bob) and Lisa St. Clair (Jay Crossley). She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Blair Oesterle (Colette), Anna and Angelina Baldori, Chris Hillbun (Alma Bustillo), Kelly Hillbun (Jason Lo), Casey St. Clair (Lorae), Alex St. Clair and Emily St. Clair, and six great-grandchildren, Aemon, Merryn, Allison, Jackson, Asher, and Annabelle. Val was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Warren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will take place at Cherry Grove Cemetery in Clare. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Memorial contribution may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan or to a favorite charity of choice.