Wendy Marie Vallejo, age 66, of Broadus entered into the peace of Heaven on February 1, 2016 to join her husband Victor Vallejo. Wendy lit up the world July 4, 1949 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada to her proud parents Thomas and Muriel Clemes. She spent her youthful days skating on the ice, playing hockey and riding her bike on the Plentywood/Culbertson streets. Wendy loved her trips as a child to spend time with her Canadian relatives across the border. Wendy married the love of her life Victor Vallejo on November 20, 1970. They were blessed with the births of two children Kristy and Eleno.
Wendy enjoyed fishing trips, taking walks, and had a special love for animals. Work was not burdensome to her. She found joy mowing her yard, working in her garden and chasing dirt and dust bunnies with her broom. Her grandkids held a special place in her heart. She loved just to watch them grow as she would drink a cup of coffee and treat them with chocolate goodies. Wendy touched the lives of many and will be deeply missed by all of her friends and family.
Wendy is preceded in death by her husband Victor and father Thomas. She is survived by her mother Muriel, sister Betty Mothershead and family, brother Rick Clemes and family, daughter Kristy (Brian) McCaskill, son Eleno (Jill)Vallejo, her five grandchildren: Birta and Brian McCaskill, Alayna, Kylee and Mya Vallejo, dog “Puppy” and Cat, “Spook”.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Broadus. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Broadus. Interment will be held at a later date. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Broadus is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials in Wendy’s honor may be made to the Powder River Manor. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
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Bill and Kathy Alderman says
Kristi and Eleno,
So sorry to hear about you’re mother. She was so caring and gracious to all that knew her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill and Jody Hoffman says
Kristy and Eleno,
I’m sad to hear about your mom. She was a very special lady. You are in our prayers.
Kristy, Eleno, and families,
Love and peace to you all in this sad time. Your mom was one of a kind! We’ll miss her very much!
Pat Smith says
my thoughts are with you, Wendy was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew her. She was one of the best .
Lyndsey Bailey says
Dear family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She was always so kind and funny. I love eating our bonja couda(sp?) together!!!
Tracy & Peggy Fruit says
Kristy and Eleno, our thoughts and hearts are with you! So sorry for your loss.
Ron& Iris Field says
Dear Kristy & Elano and families: Prayers to you at this time. Wendy was one special lady always so kind ,caring and thoughtful. Her life journey although short has filled us with such great memories. Hugs to all Love from Uncle Ron &Aunt Iris.
Randy and Cynde Trucano says
Kristy and Eleno and Families,
Hugs and prayers for all of you. Wendy just brings a smile to me when I think of her stirring the bonia. We had so many good times with her, Gary, Theresa, Dale and Karen. So glad we were included in their fun times. Will miss her.
Sharyn Wallace says
Oh man, hard to swallow, what an awesome lady with the best giggle! You are in my heart.
Jason and Hattie Arithson says
Kristy and Eleno,
Please know we are thinking of you all in this time of pain. Keep the memories close, they will always be there to help you get through. I loved working next to her at the courthouse. She could always make me smile
Leo and Jo Jurica says
Kristy, Eleno and families,
So sad to hear of Wendy’s passing. We had many years of fellowship and friendship together at Our Savior’s. Blessings to all of you.
Leon & Christy Olson says
Eleno & Kristy and families – Sorry to hear of your loss. She will be greatly missed. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Nancy Sundvold says
So very sorry for your loss. Wendy was a wonderful lady.
Nancy and Bert Stoddard says
Kristy, Eleno and families, We valued your parents. They were so good to young Bert. Their kindness and thoughtfulness will always be remembered with gratitude. You are in our thoughts.
Alvin and Jo Raschkow says
Kristy and Eleno,
We are very sorry to hear of Wendy’s passing.
Prayers for you and your families.
Norm & Julie Samuelson says
Kristy & Eleno, and families
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wendy was a very special lady.
Cynde Jo says
Kristy & Eleno, I am so sad for you and your family. She was a great lady who will be truly missed…
Rose Hance says
So sorry for your loss, I have so many memories! She was a great lady!
John and Lana Smith says
Eleno and Kristy, we are so very sorry for you and your families. Your Mom was a gem and will be fondly remembered by all who were lucky enough to have known her.
Maryland Malone Nagorski says
My thoughts and prayers to you and yours. Wendy was so special to my mom. And our family.
Skin and Betty Collins says
Kristy and Elano and families we send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. She was such an assessment to the community and will be missed by all . Hugs to you all.
Verna Brewer says
So sorry for you losing your mom. She was a courageous, strong lady!
Kristy and Eleno,
So sorry for your loss she was an incredible lady cherish those memories. My thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Pat Franklin says
Kristy, Eleno and family. Sorry for your loss of your mother. Wendy was a sweety and was so proud of her kids! Keep your memories close to your heart and apart of her will always be with you.
Jill Schumacher Lewis says
Wendy radiated beauty and kindness. Such a huge loss for you and the community. Love and prayers for you, Kristy and Eleno.
Amanda Preite says
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this winderful lady. Kristi and Eleno, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your mother personally but in caring for her I can see how special she was to the two of you?
Rhonda Traub says
Kristy, Eleno and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Wendy. I am in shock, did not realize she was this ill, she was such a Beautiful Lady on the inside and out, always so upbeat and enjoying life! My heart goes out to you, you will miss her so, but remember you were the Love of her life! Prayers and Hugs!!
Dora Meidinger-Huckins says
Kristy, Eleno & Families, I share your sorrow today….Your mother was a special person and wonderful friend; one to look up to with respect and admiration. She was quite an inspiration and role model to many of us. Will keep you in prayer…
Christina Schmid and says
Kristy, Eleno, and family, So sorry to hear about your mom. You are in our hearts and prayers!
Lee Bloxom says
Sorry for your lose
Earline Huckins-Olson says
Kristy and Eleno… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Your mom was such a wonderful lady – so kind and so genuine.
Georgia (Thompson) Hopfauf says
She was a great lady and a wonderful class mate prayers to all of your family.
Dianne Engel says
I will miss your mother so much. I always loved to listen to her voice when she talked. A great teacher and a wonderful woman. My prayers are with you Kristy and Eleno during this hard time.
Marion Wolff says
Kristy and Eleno,sorry for the loss of Wendy.Prays to all of you.
Shawn & Wendy Richards says
Kristy, Eleno and family,
So very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful woman she was. She will be greatly missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Darcy Cody says
Sending thoughts and prayers for your families. So sorry for your loss.
Terry and Darcy Cody
Christine Franklin says
Kristy, Eleno and family,
Your mother was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all who had the great opportunity to know her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jan Gibson says
My deepest sympathy to Murial, Rick and kids and her beloved grandchildren. We’ve all been enriched to know Wendy over the years, the memories she created for us all to cherish. I was blessed in my life, to call her a friend.
Leslie Stradinger says
Kristy, Eleno and family, sorry for your loss!! Wendy was an amazing person and friend. She could always make me laugh!! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wayne & Anita Wetherelt says
Words can’t say enough of Wendy. So many fun memories, playing pranks on her neighbors & the friendship we shared. So very sorry for you loss. She was so helpful in the office at the Court House & beyond. Sorry we didn’t get together more often with our crocheting…such wonderful times at that too.
Bonnie Russiff Schott says
Kristy, Eleno and families – so sorry to hear. Wendy was such a wonderful, kind and caring person and a dear friend of my mother’s. You’re in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time – may memories be of comfort to you… the memories left behind become treasures for us to hold on to and cherish as time marches on.
Sandy Ellerkamp Bishop says
I’m so sorry to hear about Wendy. Prayers go our for your family.
Courtney Crane says
I didn’t know her well, but know she sure was loved by her family. Hoping for peace for you all and sending hugs your way from me and my family.
Angela Cornforth says
Thinking of you all, She will forever be in our hearts! Sending love from the family in Southern Alberta
Mike McGregor and Family says
What a wonderful lady Wendy was! I enjoyed visiting with her as I grew up in Broadus, and I really enjoyed the times she helped me out at the courthouse. A short business need always turned into long personal conversation. She was truly interested in finding out how my family and I were doing. I have always appreciated that! Kristy, Eleno, and Family, we are sorry for your loss. The community will be missing her for sure.
Carmen and Brad Knutson says
My thoughts and deepest sympathy on your loss. Another treasure gone. I feel so blessed to have gotten to know Wendy when I was a dispatcher. She was always a bright spot in my day. We shared our love of gardening and planting! I will miss her beautiful smile and her kind way.
Rod and Lynette says
Our hearts ache for your loss. Please know your families are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rod & Lynette Christensen and family
Tiffany Nguyen says
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dominick Figueroa says
I’m sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Rhonda Raschkow says
Mrs. Vallejo was an outstanding, most patient Algebra teacher. She had the sweetest smile, and boy- all the fun we had in her class! She was the first to set me at a computer with the ‘floppy disk.’ How difficult all those control keys were just to make a green X appear onto the black monitor. I have told that story many times to the classes I’ve taught… how computers were back then. Mrs. Vallejo was always so helpful, so understanding, so kind. She was interested in what was said and loved a good laugh. We were all blessed to have her as a teacher, a friend. Mr. Vallejo was so lively and genuine. Every time my Dad and I went to his shop- he had a smile that would light that entire place up. Heaven is certainly blessed. I am so sad to hear this news… and to you- Kristy, my birthday twin and Eleno- I am so sorry. I pray for you, think of you and may you be warmed by special moments. The twinkle of her eye and the love she shared will never be forgotten.
Janna Kransky says
Eleno and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
Emily Hagedorn-Wegher says
Kristy & Eleno, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. I just can’t believe it. I always thought both your Mom and Dad were some of the very kindest people I had ever met. I’m thinking of you and your families and sending love your way. I wish I could be up there for the service, but we will be in Portland on Saturday. Know that in my heart, I’m there with you. Love, Emily
Harvey and Bonnie Nichols says
So sorry to hear about our friend Wendy. I am going to miss that grin and positive attitude she always had. She was very perceptive and quick witted. Our prayers and love are with you and the family.
Vanna Byrd says
She fought a great fight and now she is being rewarded by getting to spend eternity with Vic, her Dad and others that have gone on before. I will always remember her for her generosity and genuine affection she had for people she knew and those she was just meeting. I’ll miss her smile. There was always just a hint of ‘devil-may-care’ lurking behind those expressive eyes.
Mikel Stevenson says
Rick, I wanted to express my sympathies for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Vivian Lund says
Wendy was a very special cousin to me. I loved receiving her long handwritten letters. She was very caring and kind and always interested in what everyone else was up to. Always so cheerful. We will miss her so much. Our prayers and sympathies to you and your families Kristy and Eleno.
Walter and ArLynn Archer says
Eleno, Kristy and all of Wendy’s family–
It is with joy I remember visits and laughs at the courthouse with Wendy. I knew her as such a knowledgeable and talented lady in her teaching and assessor’s office careers. Broadus benefitted so much from having Wendy and Vic living here and raising you kids here.
May happier times sustain you. Special thoughts and prayers for all of you.
Lee & Betty Nevis says
Kristy, Eleno and Wendy”s family
Wendy was such a loving Mother, Grandmother and to us a friend. We enjoyed your visit in San Diego and dinners that we had. Rest in peace Wendy and with are praying for you at this time.
Kay Mork says
Wendy was very special to me, she was a great friend. Eleno and my son Dave were great friends. I was saddened when I heard of her passing. May she be in God hands .
Joe Stuver says
Kristy, Eleno and families:
It’s still so hard for me to fully realize I won’t see your Mom again in this life. Know it is much harder for you. She was a lovely woman in all ways. I will miss her so very much. She and your Dad made me a better person simply by being who they were! I still have your Dad’s old International pickup, and intend on getting it up and running again in the near future. It has many of your Dad’s “special touches.”
Robert Buck Elk says
Rick .Im sorry to hear about your loss.You’ll see her again.My condolences to the rest of your family.Your old buddy,Robert Buck Elk.
Stacey Quade says
Kristy, Eleno & family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Wendy was such a great person. I enjoyed my visits with her very much. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
Dick and Dolly Jonasen says
Kristy and Eleno and Families,
So Sorry to hear about our Friend Wendy. Dick and I have so many Fun and Fond Memories of her and Victor.
Our Thoughts and Deepest Sympathy in your Loss.
Prayers are with you and all the Families.
Kristy Birkland Shannon says
Kristy and Eleno,
So sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a great lady. She will be greatly missed.
Jim and Kathy Bowers says
So sorry for your loss. Wendy was a lovely person. May God be with.
You all at this time of sorrow.