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Valory M. Havens

Valory passed away, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, October 24, 2023 in Gobles.

She was born July 13, 1942 in Otsego the daughter of Charles and Roberta Fox. On July 2, 1960 she married Orville Jackson Jr. who preceded her in death. Also preceding are her son, John Jackson; daughter Linda; brothers, Larry, Albert, Roger, Richard, David and Marvin Fox; sisters, Judy Palmer and Betty Latta; brothers in law, Kenneth, Robert, Duane and Jim Jackson and sister in law, Denise Jackson.

Surviving are her children, Terri (Bob) Pillars and Ron (Danielle) Jackson; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Gloria (Mike) Rutherford and Victoria Seekman along with many nieces and nephews. On January 21, 1978 she married Wayne Havens who passed away in 1991. He had 3 children, Scott (Kathy) Havens, Christy Havens and Karen Gray.

Valory was a life member of the Otsego VFW where she enjoyed playing pool and the Otsego Moose Lodge. She like playing in pool tournaments and bowling. She worked at several area business and retired from Sandra’s Bar and Grill. She was known for her breakfasts and could fill the place up. She was a great mom and grandmother. She loved doing so many things and staying active. She loved having lunch and playing Keno. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Friends may visit with Valory’s family starting at 11:00 A.M., Monday, October 30, 2023 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 P.M., with celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Valory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Tim and MarciaQuigley

October 24, 2023 at 7:02 pm

Rest in Peace, dear Val! We sure had a lot of fun with you and Wayne back in the day! You have so many family membes in Heaven to greet you! You are now a beautiful Angel!


LaRayne Sweet

October 24, 2023 at 7:47 pm

I am so sorry to hear this, Praying for you all


Rose Sharrard

October 24, 2023 at 8:40 pm

Sorry to hear about Vals passing. My prayers are with the family


Joan and Don Adams

October 24, 2023 at 8:41 pm

Nickey, I’m sorry to hear about your grandma. Prayers to you all. Hugs and love.


Barb Weaver

October 24, 2023 at 9:25 pm

It’s always difficult when a loved one passes away but such a blessing to have wonderful memories to cherish. Prayers


Bonnie Foote

October 24, 2023 at 10:00 pm

So sorry to hear she passed. She was a sweetheart. My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.



Celeste Cousineau

October 25, 2023 at 6:56 am

Sending my love and prayers for all of you at this time. Love, Lester


Diane Lyn Smith

October 25, 2023 at 8:40 am

Peace to your family as you visit this time in despair, She (Val) was stuffy but very much loved by those who knew her. I give you prayers and love.


Diane Lyn Smith

October 26, 2023 at 10:11 am

I didn’t mean for stuffy to be displayed, my apologies. What should have been there is “a tough one” again, my apologies


Calvin & Mae Adrianson

October 25, 2023 at 11:54 am

I am really sorry to hear about this Gloria Mae and I are thinking about you.


Susan Knapp

October 25, 2023 at 12:18 pm

Terri-my ♥️and prayers are with you


Vicky and Jerry Morse

October 25, 2023 at 12:57 pm

My prayers are with you, Gloria, Mike and all the family. Take comfort in all the wonderful memories that you will all share.


Linda Larson Shumaker

October 25, 2023 at 4:52 pm

Val was a fun and excellent pool player opponent. I played for the lighthouse. Prayers to her family.


Ronnie Marks

October 26, 2023 at 12:25 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Val’s family and friends in this time of loss. May all of your happy memories of Val forever remain in your heart, and take comfort in knowing that we all shall see her again. Rest In Peace, Val.


Theresa Irving

October 26, 2023 at 4:33 pm

So sorry for your loss, Val was a sweet lady, good food and a sweet smile every time she came into my store. Hugs to your family


Dinah Howrigon

October 27, 2023 at 7:09 am

So sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers for her family.


Aunt Jo

October 28, 2023 at 9:53 pm

Val was my sister-in-law for many years. She loved to laugh and have a good time and we raised our children together and my heart broke for her when Jr died. His death totally broke her spirit and I don’t think she ever recovered. I wish I could have helped her more to get through that horrible time in her life. I’m so sorry Terry and Ron, she is missed.


Cheryl Jackson

October 29, 2023 at 8:19 am

I send my sympathy to the family. I’m sorry to miss the celebration of Valory’s life.

This is a time for remembering the precious time you had together.

Love to the family,

Cheryl Jackson


Pat "Leonard" Clingenpeel

October 31, 2023 at 9:31 am

Dear Family, I am sorry to hear of Val’s passing. We just found out Monday, (day of funeral). Val was such a sweet gal. We ALL grew up together & played together & went to school together. My heart goes out to the family. God Bless all of you.


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