Valerie A. Aurand went peacefully to her heavenly home in the early hours of April 6th, 2019, comforted by her loving husband of 40 years. Valerie was a resident of the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. She was 60 years old.
Valerie was born March 2nd, 1959 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her family moved to Rochester, New York and then to Westerville, Ohio where Valerie graduated high school in 1976. She enrolled in elementary education at Ohio state, then, had a change of heart and decided to enter the work force. Valerie excelled in the field of accounting and finished out her career at J.P. Morgan Chase at Easton.
Valerie was always outgoing and had a gregarious personality. She loved nature and going camping. She enjoyed to travel and visited many wonderful destinations. She had a host of friends and loved to socialize. She enjoyed entertaining and especially loved holding her "Christmas Land" event for many years. Valerie was very much a dog lover. Although she did not currently own any dogs, she often threatened to "kidnap" the ones that belonged to the nursing home staff.
Valerie is survived by her husband, Steve Aurand, brother and sister-in-law, Cyril and Jan Ostiguy of Huntington, Tennessee, sister and brother-in-law Suzanne and Jeff McKenna of Canal Winchester, Ohio, sister and brother-in-law Gail and Richard Shoots of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, sister and brother-in-law Lorraine and Scott Novak of Mobile, Alabama, step mother Lenora Ostiguy of Mobile, Alabama, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Denny and Susan Aurand of Gahanna, Ohio, many nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Valerie was preceded in death by her father Robert A. Ostiguy, mother Betti-Roie Winer (Baldwin) both of Canada.
Visitation will be Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm at Newcomer NE Chapel 3047 E. Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio.