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Valerie Carleton Obituary

Valerie Jane Carleton
Valerie Jane Carleton

December 10, 1947 - August 31, 2017
Born in Michigan
Resided in Salinas, CA
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Valerie Jane Carleton, 69 of Salinas, CA went to be with Jesus on August 31, 2017, surrounded by her loving family and friends, in her home. She loved those around her with the love of God showing grace and tenderness until her last moment here on earth.

Valerie, known to many by her childhood nickname Binky, was born in Michigan in 1947, married her husband Tom in 1969. Shortly after they married they moved in Providence, Rhode Island where both their son and daughter were born. They moved to Salinas, California for Tom’s work as an architect in 1987 and lived in Salinas ever since.

Valerie spent most of her professional life as a teacher for various grade levels locally she taught at Salinas Christian School, Notre Dame, & Trinity High School. She was especially interested in US History, wanting to share the foundations of our nation’s spiritual heritage with future generations. The past several years, after retiring from teaching, she worked part-time as the bookkeeper for The Bridge Restoration Ministry for which she had a passion to see people reached for Christ and restored to their families. Above all else, her biggest joy in life was spending quality time with her four grandchildren. When not spending time with her family or pouring into ministry, she enjoyed the company of several treasured friends, gardening, sewing, reading, and the opportunities she had to travel.

She was fortunate to be reunited in heaven with her husband (Tom Carleton), parents, and eldest brother. Those who continue her legacy are her two children (James and Johanna) along with their spouses, her grandchildren, and brother.

A Celebration of Life will be held for friends and family on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 11am at Calvary Monterey (3001 Hwy 68 Monterey CA) followed by lunch on site.

Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to The Bridge Restoration Ministry, www.tbrm.org
or to Calvary Chapel www.calvary.com both of which ministries were very important to Valerie.




Celebration of Life
Calvary Chapel
3001 Highway 68
Monterey, California 93940
Saturday, September 9, 2017
11:00 AM