Euvalta "Val" Shipley

April 11, 1935February 6, 2013
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Val left this earth and went to heaven on February 6th. She held back cancer for 3 years. She fought long and hard. And throughout it all, she considered herself a survivor. And that she was! Val came from very simple beginnings in Ball Creek, Arkansas. She was born in a single room cabin without electricity or running water with her sister along with her brothers deep in the mountains. Her family moved out West to California when she was a child. As a teen she fell in love with, and married Harry Shipley. They stayed in love and together, for 53 wonderful years. When he passed away in 2005, her love was no longer by her side. Val’s strength and deep spiritual beliefs kept her going. Nursing was her profession. Although, she would be quick to tell you being a mother is the most important job there is. Her family meant everything to her. And she reared 4 wonderful children. She was very supportive to Harry and his executive position with Western Electric. She entertained as needed, in the spur of the moment. However, Val was very spiritual and she was most comfortable just wearing shorts, quilting, tending to her critters, working in her gardens, enjoying nature, wildlife, gardening, canning and most of all spending time with family. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry Shipley, parents Cara Esta (Ball) Edens and Bob Edens, grandparents, Henry Harvey Ball, Lillian Maudeacy Rogers, Simeon Patton Edens and Ruth Della Brim and her granddaughter Elisha Gareau. She is survived by her son Stephen Shipley, daughters, Sherry Grassadonia, Cherie Greenwald and Kimberly Reese, brother, Simie Elige Edens, sister, Loraine Shipley, 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. A Viewing will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12pm at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA, with a Funeral Service to follow at 1pm at Chapel of the Hills. There will be a Graveside Service following the Funeral at Newcastle Cemetery, 850 Taylor Road, Newcastle, CA, and then a Reception at the Newcastle Portuguese Hall, 690 Taylor Road, Newcastle, CA.



  • Viewing Wednesday, February 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2013


  • Graveside Service to follow Funeral Service, Reception after Graveside Service

Euvalta "Val" Shipley

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February 16, 2013

go to sleep with the angels who have watched over you during your times of happiness and even your many will be sadly missed i love you always and forever.
your grandson,Toby.

Carolyn Belton

February 14, 2013

Val, We had a lot of good times & memories. Thank you for being my friend & neighbor for 20 + years. You were always there to help & teach. My sympathy goes out to Yolanda, Cherie, Steve, Kim & families ,

Kim Nunez

February 12, 2013

God bless you and your family Val.
I am so grateful to have met you and Cherie and to be a part of your family for a minute of your life. Your strength will continue on through your children as well as your loving personality.
I will truly miss you.
Love from your friend...Kim Nunez

February 12, 2013

Val you been a true friend since I met in you in 1958. I enjoyed visiting you when
I came to see you last February and seeing all your children. Val loved all her
children. My condolences to Yolanda,Steve,Cherie and Kim. Love you guys.

Hazel ((Brawley)

February 11, 2013

You are so missed, but thank goodness we have such wonderful memories of our times together. What treasures times we had, wonderful memories, great conversations and joyous moments.. Love, Sheri Davis

Tom Greenwald

February 11, 2013

An honor and privelege to know you, Val. Thank you so much for being a part of my life. God bless you and your family.

February 10, 2013

Val, you were a wonderful friend and confidant. You are sorely missed. My love and sympathy go out to your children, family and friends.

Trish (Loomis, CA

Pam Shipley

February 10, 2013

Rest in peace, Aunt Val! My heartfelt sympathy to Sherry, Steve, Cherie, and Kim and your families at this time of sorrow.

February 10, 2013


February 10, 2013

Mom, You're in my heart forever.