Gail Francis Valenson


Gail Francis Valenson, 84, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born Aug. 22, 1936, in East Chicago, Indiana, a daughter of the late Frank and Augustina Novotony Hand.

On March 20, 1956, she married James Eugene Valenson, who preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 2008.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Chuck Hand and one infant brother, Frank Hand.

She is survived by two sons, Jim Valenson and wife, Ammie, of Buckhannon and Jeffrey Valenson and John Gile, long time partner, of Los Angeles, California; one granddaughter, Stephanie Valenson and fiance, Paul Guzman, of Beaumont, California; one grandson, Vincent Valenson and wife, Krystle, of Fairmont; one sister, Joanne Nelson and husband, Gene, of Yucaipa; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Hand of Duarte, California; one daughter-in-law, Cathy Stevenson of Grapevine, Texas. and her beloved dog, Heidi.

Mrs. Valenson was a secretary. She was a member of the St. Francis of Rome in Azusa, California.

Friends will be received Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora, California.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.