CASPER, WYO — Esther Ruth Valerius, 88, of Casper, Wyo., died July 31, 2015 at her home. Born Feb. 22, 1927, at Hoisington, she was the daughter of Chris and Marie Elizabeth (Ochs) Kramer. She was a 1944 graduate of Hoisington High School.
Esther married Robert L. Valerius on May 18, 1947, in Stockton. He preceded her in death in May of 1989.
Esther is survived by her loving children, Lynda Olsen, Casper, Wyo., Douglas G. Valerius, Carson City, Nev., Ann L. Fogal, San Benito, Texas, Robert Valerius, Lakewood, Colo., Marcus A. Valerius, Lakewood, Colo.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Minson, Hoisington, and Chris Bickell, Hays.
Honoring her request, Esther was cremated. No services are planned. Private inurnment will be at Hoisington Cemetery in Hoisington. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 2341, Casper, WY 82602.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 12, 2015