Obituary of Valgene Leighton
Valgene "Val" Leighton, age 91, passed away May 23, 2018 in Boulder City, NV. Val was born to Walter and Eunice on Route 3 in Ferndale, WA, where she was raised through high school. Her quick smile and pleasant personality made her the perfect partner and sole wait person in the multiple incarnations of Lindy's Cafe. By the time the interstate had closed their business for a second time (thanks Ike) Val and Lindy had established another business, The Double L mobile home park. She continued to efficiently run the park after Lindy’s passing until her mid-80s.
Following in her mother’s footsteps Val took up oil painting. She was very prolific and talented as displayed in the winning of multiple ribbons at the Lynden fair. For many years Val, Lindy and Eunice enjoyed camping and fishing in the Cascades with their grandchildren.
For the last several years Val had been living with her son and daughter-in-law in Henderson, Nevada. There she remained active in water aerobics at the senior center and her new Seven Day Adventist church in Boulder City. The many new and close friends she made are a testimony
to her wonderful personality. She was most definitely a people person.
Val is preceded in death by her husband Lindy, father Walter, mother Eunice, and brother Walt. She is survived by her children Lynda and Michael, grandchildren Chad and Danielle, and great-grandchildren Felix and Meadow.
A graveside service will be held on Friday June 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Enterprise Cemetery - 7041 Vista Dr. Ferndale, WA.