REXBURG — VaLayne Weeks, 57, of Rexburg, passed into our Father’s loving arms on April 5, 2011, at Madison Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 2, 1953 in Pocatello to Don and Elaine Mangum.
A beloved wife, mother of 11, grammie of 23, sister, daughter and friend, she was a “groupie” and loved spending time with everyone in her large family! She loved life and was a very positive and happy person. She had a heart of Gold and shared it with everyone she met.
She was a very strong and active member in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was very patriotic and was raised proud to love her country. She loved everyone and was always concerned for others. Cranial Sacral Therapy was a passion of hers. She came to love so many people in our community, mind, body and spirit.
She loved her husband and they enjoyed many activities together, like horseback riding, motorcycling and traveling. She was the co-pilot on many wrecker calls and is a forever companion. Every holiday was a celebration and her energy was unfailing. She made it a point to take each grandkid shopping one-on-one for their birthdays; she always said she got the best gift. Time with them!! She is deeply loved by everyone that knows her and is FOREVER ours! She will be missed every day. We love you!!
VaLayne is survived by her loving husband, Randy Jay Weeks and children, Justin (Angie) Neibaur, Jeremy (Joan) Neibaur, Tanya (Scott) Dye, Regina (Jason) Buttars, Candis (Blake) Hansen, Tara Weeks, Kacy (Josh) Simper, Joe (Marianne) Weeks, Abram (Cheryl) Weeks and JaLayn (Brian) Edstrom as well as 23 grandchildren. She is also survived her mother, Elaine Mangum and siblings, Dawnelle Mangum, Lynette (Steve) Murdock, Guy (Connie) Mangum, Ron Mangum, Andrea (Kelly) Jardine, Don (Teresa) Mangum and Ryan (Amber) Mangum.
She was preceded in death by her father, Don Mangum, a son, Brand’n Neibaur; and a son-in-law, Ryan Hall.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 9, at the Lyman Church, Bishop Kevin Allred officiating.
The family will receive friends Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Flamm Funeral Home in Rexburg, and from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services.
Interment will be in the Sutton Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.flammfh.com .
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