Jan 6, 1960 - Mar 22, 2013
Valerie J. Lawrence, of Riverton, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at her home. She was 53 years old. There will be no services, per her request. Close family and friends will gather to spread her ashes this summer. Valerie Joan Lawrence was born Jan. 5, 1960, in Virginia, Minn., the daughter of Robert and Marion Hill. They resided in Minnesota until she was 2 years old when her father accepted a transfer from his employer, US Steel, and her parents moved her and her three brothers to Lander. She graduated high school in Lander in 1978. Her family said she enjoyed camping and was a compassionate animal lover. She especially loved her three dogs. She also enjoyed sewing, photography, stained glass and target shooting. Her biggest joy in life was spending time with her daughter and being a brand-new grandma. She is survived by her brothers, Robert Hill and his wife Marie of Eugene, Ore., Leighton Hill and his wife Bobbie of Rock Springs, and Jon Hill and his wife Sheila of Rock Springs; daughter Taryn Yeates and her husband Garth; granddaughter Paige Yeates of Riverton; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Hill, and her mother, Marion (Terrio) Hill. Memorials can be made to PAWS for Life Animal League in Riverton at P.O. Box 1178, 515 S. Smith Road, Riverton, WY 82501.