On Saturday, October 20, 2012, Valerie Ruth Fryer went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The world will not be the same without her beautiful bright face, her quirky laugh, her quiet strength, her ability to tell the truth with grace, and the love she gave so freely. The youth groups in Oregon and Salmon were one of the biggest passions in her life. She loved “her kids” and they loved her in return. Whether it was kayaking down the Rogue River or taking a big group of them to a three day concert in Washington or a mission trip in Montana, she was touching their lives. In October 2005, another passion filled her life. That was when she married her husband and friend Bob Fryer. Together, they fished, kayaked, rode the Harley, traveled in their RV, remodeled houses and were avid NASCAR fans go #48. Valerie was a good friend to many. She took the time to be involved in her friends’ lives and went out of her way to help. Every Friday, she visited her friend Ada in the Care Center to talk and do puzzles. Her faithfulness was bigger than the pain that was trying to take over her body for the last seven months. Family was import to Valerie. Everyone who knew her knew the love she had for her brother and sister, nieces and nephews, children and grandchildren. She spent several weeks in Oregon with her father as he became ill and was put in a care center. There were no lengths Valerie wouldn’t go to for those she loved. Although, her husband, family, friends and youth groups were extremely important to Valerie, nothing mattered more in her life than her relationship with God. She loved the Lord and was growing in the sure knowledge of His love, Compassion, mercy and grace. Valerie leaves behind so many who love her: including her husband Bob Fryer of Salmon, Idaho; brother Dave (Sharon) Arnett of Salem, Oregon; sister Joy Robbins of Eugene, Oregon; children: Michelle Embree of Lake Elsinore, California, Charlene Walker of Eugene, Oregon, Sherri (Abe) Vasquez of Austin, Texas and David Embree of Eugene, Oregon; many friends, cousins, nieces and nephews and her two pets Neche (which means “Friend in Arapahoe”) & Krissie. Going to heaven before her were her parents and her dear sister Karen Thompson. Memorials may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project or Compassion International. A Celebration of Valerie’s life will be held Saturday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. at the North Fork Church with a meal following. Please bring your favorite memory of Valerie to share. Arrangements by Jones & Casey Funeral Home.