June 23rd, 1972 – June 24th, 2005
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Firefighter Valeree Claude. Roll call has been taken and Firefighter Claude has failed to answer. The bell has been struck for her last alarm. May the sun shine upon her path, may the winds always be at her back and may the Lord hold her in the palm of his hand until we meet again. God Bless Valeree, we will miss you.
The Pinetop Fire Department is sad to announce the death of one of our firefighters, Valeree Claude. Valeree, age 33, died unexpectedly in her sleep on June 24th while on duty at Pinetop Fire Station 2, which is located at 5976 Bucksprings Road. Valeree began her employment as a Reserve Firefighter with the Pinetop Fire Department on March 7, 2003 and was hired as a full-time Firefighter on July 1, 2003. Valeree was well liked and respected as one of the department’s fitness instructors and a member of the Pinetop Fire Department’s Wellness committee. Valeree is survived by her husband Travis, children Chance and Chandler, along with her immediate family.