Update! I have reduced the goal to $1275 to just focus on paying for Pat's funeral home expense. Please consider giving....Pat Smith worked in the Colfax caregiving community for many years and she likely helped someone you love. Your donation is greatly appreciated!
Nearly 20 years ago a perky young lady came to help my mom, Maxine Brannan Hodge. Her name is Valerie Smith and she loved and cared for my mom( and dad, too) in their home until my moms passing in 2005. If it weren’t for Valerie’s kindness, care and joy for life my mom’s final years would likely have been much different.
In the past 5 years Valerie and her family have suffered great loss. First, her twin sister Violet passed, leaving behind two young sons. Alex would go to live with Val’s parents. Sadly, her dad became ill and so Valerie’s huge heart insisted that she care for her dad till he passed not quite two years ago. Recently, Valerie’s mom became ill so Alex went to live with Valerie in Spokane. Her mom’s wish was to see Alex graduate. Valerie organized it so grandma could see Alex in his cap and gown with a promise that he would graduate from high school. This picture is of Alex and his grandma. Sadly, she passed away on Friday, 9/25.
Valerie is a strong woman with a kind heart. She could really use your help to pay for her moms funeral home expenses as well as ease the financial responsibility of raising Alex now.
Any amount is appreciated as I try to help the wonderful young lady that brought so much love and laughter to my parents lives.
- Ben Anderson
- Tenny Brannan
- Tina Scholz