Barbara Jean (Vallely) Nordness
March 8, 1934 – January 2, 2021
Barbara Jean Vallely Nordness passed away peacefully in Hoover, AL. Barbara was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota where she attended HS and married her sweetheart, Harold J. Nordness. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; son, Scott; parents, Alexander and Lois Vallely and her brother, Michael. Barbara and Harold were loving parents of 5 sons, David L. (Mary); Scott H. (Cindy); Stephen M. (Leslie); John E. (Jade) and Paul J. (Ashley) and loving grandparents of 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Her commitment to education was demonstrated by her 60+ year membership of P.E.O., a philanthropic organization that raises funds to allow women to continue their education. Barbara was initiated into P.E.O. sisterhood in 1954. Barbara served in leadership roles in numerous chapters through the years. She was dearly loved, respected and admired by all her P.E.O. sisters. A private graveside service will be held for the family. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at Southern Heritage Funeral Home with a visitation at 10:00 AM with service to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to P.E.O at www.peointernational.org or Shepard of the Hills Lutheran, Birmingham, AL.