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Valerie Ann Ross

Birth Date: March 4, 1943
Death Date: January 7, 2019

Valerie Ann Ramey, born on March 4, 1943 in Sacramento to the late Regina Ramey and the late Raymond Ramey, passed away at age 75 on January 7, 2019,  in Burlingame, California.

Valerie spent her very early years in Sacramento, but spent most of her childhood and early adult life in San Francisco, where her extended family had lived since the late 1800s. Valerie’s great-grandparent’s were immigrants who came to San Francisco from Poland, and Valerie’s maternal grandparents had met in Golden Gate Park after the 1906 earthquake. Valerie grew up in the Sunset District and graduated from Herbert Hoover Junior High and Abraham Lincoln High School. Valerie was a resident of Foster City for many years, and eventually retired to Belmont, California after her children were grown. In her later years she could often be found playing Bingo with her friends at the Veteran’s Memorial Senior Center in Redwood City.

Valerie was the adored mother of Laura Ross (Joseph Keel), Debra Layton (Tim) and Brian Ross (Laurie Stubbs). Cherished grandmother of Charlotte Gonzales, Kyle Ross (LeighAnn), Joshua Ross (Kelby), Eileen Paguio and Markinna McConico. Great-grandmother to Kaden, Kooper, Nolan, Konner and Rollie.

Donations in Valerie’s name to St. Jude are welcome and appreciated.

Friends and family are welcome to attend the funeral service on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Skylawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Hwy 92 and Skyline Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402.

Memorial Service
January 20, 2019
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
Skylawn Funeral Home - Pacific Chapel
Skylawn Dr and Lifemark Rd
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  1. Valerie Ann Ross

    Written by: Barbara Stubbs and Family

    Our sincere sympathy and and God’s blessings to
    the Ross family at this time of your loss. I know the times
    of our meetings were few. but of good times with your
    Mother will always be remembered.

    Love, Barbara and Steven & Thomas

  2. Based on how nice you were during our introduction and first few interactions, I can only imagine the loving personality your mother must have had. My most sincere thoughts of love and prayer will be with your family.

  3. Always loving you

    Written by: Martina Ingram

    I was honored to be In this women’s presence. Her laughter was contagious her love never ending. She was a straight shooter, that’s for sure. Her and I always communicated and loved from afar. Her life and love for family period was text book. We love you Valerie. Your presence will be missed. Your lessons never to be forgotten. Rest now Val

  4. Gone too soon, but will never be forgotten

    Written by: Jenny Ross

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. Valerie was like a second mom to me growing up. She always had a smile on her face and laughter in her voice. She was such an amazing and loving woman. She will truly missed.

    Those we love remain with us
    For love itself lives on,
    And cherished memories never fade
    Because a loved one’s gone.
    Those we love can never be
    More than a thought apart,
    Far as long as there is memory,
    They’ll live on in the heart.

  5. Love with prayers

    Written by: John and Marge Godwin

    Our sincere love with prayers are with you all during this time of loss. Always loved Valerie. She was a precious friend and family member. God bless you all.

  6. HS friend

    Written by: Kathy Shea

    Val was a special and wonderful friend. She will be very
    Missed ..her sense of humor and laugh were contagious!

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