Valery K Smeltzer

July 29, 1956January 7, 2019

Valery Smeltzer of Vero Beach, FL passed away on January 7th, 2019. She was the wife of George Smeltzer Jr. Formerly of Raleigh, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Dorothy Mae Shields (Survived) and Garland Shields (deceased). Valery was a member of the Unity Church of Vero beach. She was also a former member of the Alternative Motorcycles Club of the Treasure Coast. She is survived by her beloved husband George Smeltzer Jr.and her daughters, Angel Kay Rader and Olivia Mae Shields. Valery leaves behind her six grandchildren, Garland Shields, Dakota Rader, Jalyn Rader, Chloe Shields, Coral Snowden, and Christopher Harvey Snowden. A memorial service will be held for Valery at 2:00 pm. On January 27th, 2019 at Aycock Funeral Home, 6026 N. Us Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL, 34946. Contributions can be made to Humane Society of Vero Beach.


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Lena Moschet

January 24, 2019

I am so lucky to have known Mrs. Val. I remember the first time I met her when she hopped out of her Jeep with a big smile and such beautiful, warm energy. Immediately, I knew where Olivia had gotten so much of her fire.

The way that Mrs. Val spoke was without judgement and always a sprinkle of wisdom. She made me smile, and comforted me in our conversations.

I feel like she was an open book, so many people struggle with being who they truly are.

I knew before I met her that I would love her because I knew she had made Olivia into the amazing woman she is today.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
May the rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand