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Valley Home News 6-7-23
Winnie Mullins

This week we share the loss of a very special woman. Marilyn Heath was a former teacher at Valley Home School. She was an amazing woman. Marilyn was born on July 17, 1948 and passed away on May 11, 2023. A celebration of life was held on May 31 for Marilyn.

She was a devoted and dedicated teacher to each of her students. Over the years her ability to teach her students was an inspiration to all! She knew how to teach her students so that they understood and really comprehended what she taught them. Her students learned so much from her. In the words of Amanda (Jones) Atkins: “She helped build my love of music. She also taught me how to play the piano. I was so excited the first time I saw her perform on stage, she was an inspiration to me! I know my life was blessed by knowing her.”

This amazing woman, whose students loved her so much, also taught them what it meant to be strong and to be determined! Valley Home will forever love and appreciate this great woman, Marilyn Heath. For those of you that would like to pay your respects, Marilyn is laid to rest at Citizens Cemetery in Oakdale. Rest in heavenly peace, our very special Valley Home teacher.


Please remember that Wednesday evening, June 7, Vacation Bible School starts at our Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located at 13331 Valley Home Road, right behind our Valley Home School. Vacation Bible School will be held from 6pm to 8pm each evening through June 9. All are welcome; I hope to see you there!


Please plan on attending our monthly Fire Board meeting. The meetings are held one month in Knights Ferry and the next month in Valley Home. This month our Fire Board meeting will be held in Valley Home. It will be held Thursday morning, June 8. All are welcome and encouraged to attend, the meeting will start at 10am at our Valley Home firehouse.


As always, you may contact me by email at or by telephone at 209-985-5233.

Until next time, “Happy Trails to All!”