Valerie Jean Byorick, 71

June 01, 2022

Valerie Jean (Foulk) Byorick, 71, of Manor Township, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of James H. Foulk of Gap, PA and the late Aleda J. (Poole) Loughman of Atglen, PA.

Following graduation from Coatesville Area Senior High School in 1969, Valerie obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester University, and her Master ’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Reading Specialist Certification from Millersville University. During her lifetime, she taught kindergarten, and was involved in sales of fine art and jewelry, cosmetics and books, in addition to managing a stable on a horse farm. She worked for the Donegal School District for 15 years as a Reading Specialist. Her passions in life involved nature, reading, teaching, helping others, and a profound love of horses. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star – Chris Penn, James Buchanan, Columbia and Donegal Chapters.

Valerie is survived by her son, Nicholas James Byorick; her father, James Foulk and his wife Gail; her sister, Janet Sandillon and her husband Jean-Luc; her brother, Darrin Foulk; nephew Chris and his wife Gen; and their children Sofia and Gloria.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7 PM on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at the Sell Chapel of Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA, 17022. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions in Valerie’s memory be made to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation on their website at

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June 08, 2022

Dear Jimmy and Gail, Suffering had taken its course on Val and at last she is at peace!  She fought a hard battle but the time had come  when she could fight no longer! Am sorry I can not attend services or e ven go sit with Jim at the hospital, but unfortunately can not be  around groups due to Covid!   Please know how much I care and am here for you, lOVE pAT bARR

June 05, 2022

Dear Nick,
I am so, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was courageous and strong. You helped her so much and were always there for her. Sending you a big hug and lots of love.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022
7:00 PM
Sell Chapel
Masonic Village
1 Masonic Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
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