Newbury Park, CA
Valeria Lachapelle, 97, died Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in Ventura. Val was born in Czechoslovakia in 1923 and had three brothers.
She lived with her grandmother in France before immigrating to the United States when she was 10 years old, arriving through Ellis Island to settle in New York City. There, she grew up, married her husband Leon, started a family, and began working as a seamstress. They then moved to Chicago where she worked in the domestics department at K-Mart. In 1974, after 3 years in Chicago, she moved with her family to Newbury Park and continued to work at K-Mart in Westlake.
Val loved her two golden retrievers, was a Dodger fan, and loved watching her classic movies on TV. We will miss her dearly.
Val is survived by her four beloved children: Leonard, Marie, Peter, and Paul. She was preceded in death by husband of 69 years, Leon Lachapelle.
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