Valerie Kay (Sandman) Sanders, 49, of Spring, Texas, passed away Aug. 27, 2017. She was born in Detroit Lakes, Minn., on Nov. 14, 1967. Valerie Sanders graduated from Detroit Lakes High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College. She was married to Ralph Sanders on Feb. 12, 1994. Valerie had a career as an account sales executive for Community Impact Newspaper, and she had a passion for family and music. She is preceded in death by her parents; Roland and Ellen Sandman. Valerie is survived by husband, Ralph Sanders; children, Tristan Sanders, Emma Sanders; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation and funeral service was Sept. 9, 2017, at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home. Entombment followed the service in Forest Park Cemetery’s Chapel Mausoleum.