Valerie J. Haggard
Valerie J. Haggard

December 1, 1943 - November 18, 2018
Born in Rahway, NJ
Resided in Bedminster, NJ
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home


Valerie J. Haggard, 74, of Bedminster, passed away quietly at home on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Valerie was born in 1943 in Rahway as Valerie Kostyal. She graduated from Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark in 1961, where she met her future husband, Robert Lee Sevell. The high school sweethearts married in December of 1965 at the Quantico Marine Base Chapel and gave birth to their son, Robert shortly after.

Valerie later attended Berkeley College in New Jersey and worked as an Executive Secretary for companies in the New York area.

Although she faced many difficulties throughout her life, Valerie will always be remembered for her strength, perseverance, and kind heart. She is survived by her son, Robert Haggard and his wife Claire; her three granddaughters, Jillian, Caitlin and Christine; her sister-in-law Kathy Moser and her husband Tom; her niece Lori Sentfeld; her nephew Scott Moser; and her sister Beverly Lynch. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Lee Sevell (Captain-USMC, KIA 1968-Vietnam).

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.



Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Monday, November 26, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Helen's RC Church
1600 Rahway Avenue
Westfield, NJ US 07090
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
10:00 AM
St. Mary's Cemetery - Clark
Madison Hill Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
11:15 AM


American Heart Association
P.O. Box 417005
Boston, MA 02241-7005


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