Valerie Jean (Goodwin) Peck of Olathe, KS, returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, December 1, 2018, surrounded by loved ones at her home in Olathe.
Valerie was born on October 24, 1954, in San Fernando, CA, to Everard Goodwin and Rosalea Hopfner. The family relocated to the East Coast, where she spent her formative years. Valerie graduated from Salem High School in 1972.
Prior to serving an 18-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Diego, CA, in 1976, she studied speech therapy at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.
Valerie wed Donald Peck on May 19, 1978, in the Church of Jesus Christ Temple in Washington, D.C. The couple lived in Lawrence, MA, where they welcomed two of their three children: Corey in 1979 and Bethany in 1981.
Her career in collegiate sports insurance brought the family to Olathe, in 1986, where they have lived in the same home for 32 years. They welcomed their third child, Scott in 1991.
Throughout her life, Valerie was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ. She served in various capacities from working with young women, teaching Seminary, working in the Temple to her favorite—leading and singing in the ward choir.
Her favorite hobbies involved utilizing her artistic talents to create objects of love for friends and family—especially quilts.
Valerie is survived by her husband Donald; her three children: Corey Peck, Bethany (Ryan) Call and Scott (Samantha) Peck; her four grandchildren: Tyson, Makenzie, Marleigh and Palmer; her mother Rosalea; and her siblings: Michael (Joan) Goodwin and Carol Ann (Brady) Allred.
A viewing will be from 7pm-8:30pm on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (15915 W. 143rd St., Olathe, KS, 66062).
Funeral Services will be on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at 10am, proceeded by an open viewing at 9am-9:30am, at the same location.
In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest donating to the Humanitarian or Missionary Fund through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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