Sweeney, Valerie E. Our beloved mother, Valerie Elizabeth von Noé Sweeney, passed away on April 23. She was born in La Porte, Indiana, September 14, 1909, to Adolph Carl von Noé and Mary Cullaton. She attended the University of Arizona, where she was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority, and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1933. Her many passions include reading, anthropology, studying foreign languages, gardening, and family, friends, and cats. Her grieving survivors are her daughters, Marianna Sweeney and Carla Barr. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Francis, and her sister, Mary Helen Mulliken. Services will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Church, 3846 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance, CA on Thursday, May 1 at 11:00 A.M.

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