Valorie Jean (Kelch)Young, 61, of Flora Vista, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Farmington. She was born Feb. 16, 1955, in Silver City to Ray and Eunice Kelch. Valorie had a bachelor's Degree in Nursing, employed by San Juan Regional. She enjoyed her grandkids, scrapbooking, crocheting, and many other crafts. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Valorie was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Eunice Kelch; and brother, Ray Kelch. She is survived by her husband, Wally Young; son, Claude McKenzie; daughters, Starla McKenzie, and Lacey (Ben) Burge; step-children, Charley Young, Dani Montoya and Traci Shelby; sisters, Diane (Atwood) Watson and Joyce (Ray) Mitchell; 10 grandkids and step grand kids; and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 5001 Foothills Dr. in Farmington officiated by pastor Wayne Gayton. Funeral arrangements are with Farmington Funeral Home, 2111 W. Apache St., 505-325-2211. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at farmingtonfuneral.com.
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