Valaire was born October 11, 1942 in Ely, Nevada to JaNeil (Eardley) Blackwood and Neil Blackwood.
Valaire grew up in the Ruth and Ely, Nevada area and graduated from White Pine High School in Ely in 1960. In September of 1960 she married Roy Christiansen and in 1974 she and Roy moved their family to Eureka, Nevada. They later divorced.
She married Donald L. Hull of Newark Valley, Nevada on February 2, 1988 in Reno, Nevada. This began a lifetime of adventure living on the farm in Newark Valley where she enjoyed her beautiful yard, her loving dogs and her wonderful life as a Farmer’s wife.
During her residence in Eureka she spent many years in service for Eureka County. She was active in the order of Eastern Star, serving as their Worthy Matron for a period of time. She loved her community and was honored to be a judge at the Eureka Co. Fair for many years. She was blessed with many very special and wonderful friends and relished her extended family relationships.
She is survived by her husband Don, her Daughters Donna Ward (Bill) of Ely, Nevada, Lisa Peters (Jess) of Spring Creek, Nevada, P.J. Vaughn (Lionel) of Argentina, Grandchildren Jason Ward (Elena) of Spring Creek, Nevada, Joe Ward (Susie) of Elko, Nevada, Katie Peters and Ross Peters of Spring Creek, Nevada, Lauryn and Sydney Vaughn of Argentina, Great Grandchildren, William and Rylee Jo Ward of Elko, NV , Belen and Jake Ward of Spring Creek, NV and a very close Sister-Cousin Jackie Hofheins of Fallon, NV and many more wonderful cousins.
A celebration of Life will be held in Eureka, Nevada on Saturday November 1, 2014 at 11:00 at the Eureka Opera House.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Renown Health Foundation, 1155 Mill Street, Reno, NV 89502 or Charity of your choice in her memory.
Special Thanks to all those wonderful caregivers at the Sierra Intensive Care Unit at Renown Hospital in Reno for the wonderful care given to her while she was in their care, your gentleness and compassion will always be remembered.