Jane Katherine Valentine, 76, of Sanger passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Denton, Texas. She was born on April 7, 1937 in Yonkers, NY to Bernard Francis and Elsie Katherine (Kelly) Byrnes.
On December 31, 1969, she married William Duncan Valentine, III in New York. She studied Computer Science at North Texas State University, now University of North Texas. Prior to moving to Sanger, Jane worked as a coder for the Department of Defense and was a computer programmer for IBM where she met Mr. Valentine. Mr. Valentine was transferred to the Dallas Area and they moved to Sanger and at that time, Jane made the decision to be a "stay at home" mom.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Jennifer Alice Valentine Sperber and her husband, Mikko of Los Angeles, CA; her son, William Duncan Valentine, IV and companion, Marissa Dryden of Irving and Coby Higgins and wife, Ann who she loved as her own; grandchildren, Wyatt Sperber, Nash Sperber, Grayson Sperber, Brian Higgins, Zoey Higgins, Brayden Higgins and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and two brothers, Francis Byrnes and Bernard Byrnes.
A visitation will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Coker Funeral Home in Sanger followed by a graveside service at 2:30 pm at the Sanger Cemetery Pavilion in Sanger.
Coker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.cokerfuneralhome.com