The Life of Valerie J Christopher

   Valerie J. (Dunn) Christopher, age 56, of Mentor for the past 40 years, formerly of Wickliffe, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born January 14, 1958, in Euclid.
Valerie was the Owner and Operator of Magic Touch Styling Salon in Mentor for the last 20 years.
Val spent a lot of her time gardening (known for growing the best tomatoes), cooking, traveling with her son, and visiting her new granddaughter every chance she could. Val was full of life, knew how to fake how ill she had become over the years. There wasn''t a thing in the world that would get in the way of being with her children.
Survivors include her former husband, Glenn (Denise Longstreet) Christopher; son, Jay (Teresa) Christopher of Anchorage, AL; daughter, Heather: (Rob Hodge) Christopher of Columbus; granddaughter, Brooklynn Hodge; mother, Jeri Dunn of Mentor; brother, Bryan (Emily) Dunn of Mentor; nephew and niece, Xzavier and Tarquin Dunn; and Valerie''s companion, Dan Smith.
Preceding Val in death was her father, Bruce R. Dunn; and her sister, Vanessa Dunn.
A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.
The family will receive friends Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chester Twp.
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