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1960 Valarie 2021

Valarie Ruggles

February 8, 1960 — September 11, 2021


Valarie Gail Ruggles, 61, went to Heaven on September 11, 2021.

Memorial Service:  2:00 p.m., Friday, September 17, 2021, at The Church At Benbrook, 930 Winscott Road, Benbrook, Texas 76126.

Memorials:  While flowers are appreciated, an alternative option in lieu of flowers, would be a donation in memory of our Valarie to any of the following organizations:

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library:
Special Olympics:

Valarie loved everyone that she ever met.  When she was a child, she was known to greet every person that came to the front door, including the mailman, with one of her world-famous hugs.  Second only to her, love was her tenacious spirit.  She defied the odds by teaching herself to read and write passages from the Bible at a very early age.  For years, she participated in the Special Olympics where she won ribbons and medals, placing in bronze, silver, and gold.

There was a special place in her heart for all her friends and the staff at ABG where she worked for many years.  Valarie was a dedicated artist who specialized in tracing and coloring butterflies and Disney Princesses.  One of her final requests, while in the hospital, was for a coloring book and colors.  Valarie would want you to know that she is Dolly Parton’s #1 Fan.

Valarie is preceded in death by her father, Gerald Ruggles; stepdad, Jack Jones; sister, Cheryl “Chippi” Ruggles; brother, Jerry Ruggles; and the love of her life, David Durrant.

Survivors:  Mother, Lilly Jones; sister, Karen Bozon and husband, Alan; brother, Scott Ruggles; brother, Bobby Ruggles; nephew, Ben Bozon; niece, Peyton Cole and husband, Brandon; great-nephew, Judah Cole; stepsiblings, Jackie, Liz, Phillip and Trudy; her best friend, Christy Scott; and countless other friends and loved ones.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Valarie Ruggles, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Friday, September 17, 2021

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