Born in Chattanooga, she graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1951 and studied one year at Webster College in St. Louis.
After a 60-year career in the medical field, her retirement at age 80 provided opportunities to volunteer in the local Catholic community, where she gave much time to the Catholic Ladies of Charity and the St. Vincent de Paul Society as well as getting to play bridge with her many friends.
In 2018, she was honored by Catholic Charities of East Tennessee with a Pope Francis Service Award.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ross and Katherine Daniels; a brother, Ross B. (Red) Daniels Jr.; an infant sister, Mary Anne Daniels; and her husband, Edward Joseph Valadie.
She is survived by her brother, Fletcher Daniels of New Orleans; four children, George (Nancy) Valadie, Kay Thompson, Lynn (Doug) Slabaugh, and Michele Valadie; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces, and many friends.
A family funeral was held Aug. 14 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Donations in Mrs. Valadie’s memory can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 501 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37412, or to your favorite Charity.