Obituary of Valerie Jo Novak
Novak, Valerie, 67, of Nampa, passed away on January 20, 2022 due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. She was surrounded by family with love.
She was born on March 9, 1954 to John and Inez Warning in Council, Idaho. After graduating from New Meadows High School in 1972, she went on to marry Douglas R. Hamrick on December 16, 1972. During their three year marriage they had one daughter Dawn Marie Hamrick (Laursen).
Following Doug’s death in 1975 Valerie moved to Boise, Idaho where she attended Boise State University. Then later met and married Thomas Novak on May 19, 1979. Tom and Val went on to have a daughter, Tiffany J. Novak (Wiggins).
When her youngest daughter, Tiffany, started Kindergarten Valerie began working in the School Food Service Industry, which remained her occupation for several years. She then took a position with Valley View School District working as a tracker aid for high-risk children. Later on she worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant for the St. Luke’s Health System. After returning to the Food Service Industry, she worked for Kuna School District at Crimson Point Elementary where she retired at the age of 62.
Throughout Valerie’s life her children and family were her priority. She enjoyed camping, horseback riding, Boise State Football, four-wheeling and baking. She had a love for big and small animals, especially her little dog, Lilly.
She loved to watch and support Dawn and Tiffany during their youth. She took pride in cheering them on during any of their activities. She was intricately involved in the girls’ sports, 4-H, rodeo and queening. She never missed a game, competition or chance to volunteer to help.
Valerie lived a very full and happy life. She was loved by her family, her two daughters and seven grandkids. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Doug, and her parents, John and Inez Warning. She is survived by her ex-husband, Tom Novak; daughters: Dawn Laursen (Travis), Tiffany Wiggins (Chris); seven grand-children: Brittany, Allyson, Pierce, Aidan, Miles, Lucy and Lucas; two step grandchildren: Russell, and Wyatt; two sister: Vickie Hamrick (Dave) and Sharyl Foster (Bob), as well as her many nieces and nephews.
Services to be held at Meridian United Methodist Church, January 28, 2022. Viewing to be held at 2:00 p.m. and celebration of life at 3:00 p.m. In Lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to The Idaho Humane Society of Boise.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Valerie Novak, please visit Tribute Store