Christine L. “Christy” Valdez-Helsley

August 13, 1950 ‒ February 13, 2017

Johnstown, Ohio

Christine L. “Christy” Valdez-Helsley, age 66, of Johnstown died unexpectedly Monday, February 13, 2017 at her home.

She was born on August 13, 1950 in Salem, Oregon the daughter of the late Brownie Valdez and Doris and Dick Radke.

She was a graduate of North Salem High School in the class of 1969.  She lived several years in Southern California before coming to Ohio.

Christy worked for Ford, Lincoln, Mercury as a Fleet Salesperson.  She was also very active with the VFW Post #8736 out of Sunbury where she was the Chaplain for the Ladies Auxillary.  She was quite proud of the community and family atmosphere that came with being a part of this chapter and was forever grateful for them.

She is survived by her sons Ken Helsley and his wife Amanda of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Travis Doolittle of Southern California; grandchildren Nate and Hailey Helsley; siblings Linda Valdez, Butch (Lori) Valdez, Debbie (Brad) Roys, and Rick (Marcy) Valdez.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William R. Helsley and brother Jeffrey Valdez in 2016.

Family will receive friends to honor her memory at Sunbury VFW Post #8736 on Saturday, February 25th from 1-3 PM in the Veterans Hall building, 435 McGill Street, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Christy’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .

  • Ken and family. We are sorry to hear about Christy’s passing. So glad we were able to. On etc with all of you when we came east. We love you and wish we could be there.