Valbert worked with Gatewood to rescue what is now Blueberry Park from development and improve it into a park with trails, picnic sites and 4,000 blueberry bushes.

Of the dozens of honors she received, the City of Destiny Award, the Cox Conservation Award and the Washington Department of Parks and Recreation Citizens of Merit are among those that pleased her most.

A nice obituary in the paper by Kathleen Merryman.

If you’ve been to Blueberry Park, you can see the legacy she’s left.