Valerie Rovira-Rooney


Valerie Dianne Rovira-Rooney, passed away too soon on October 8, 2016 in Clear Lake. She was born on January 29, 1966 in Houma, Louisiana to William Valery and Lucy Fletcher Rovira. We know that she was greeted with open arms by our father William Valery Rovira, grandparents, family members, and friends. Valerie is survived by: daughter, Olivia Rovira-Rooney; Olivia’s father, Mark Rooney; mother, Lucy Fletcher Rovira; sister, Celia Rovira Boyle; brother-in-law Ed Boyle and niece and nephew Maggie and Will Boyle; sister, Anne Rovira Cox; nephew and niece, Carson and Katryna Cox; and many family members and friends.

In high school she traveled the world and had many adventures and loved spending time with her girlfriends. Just like her father, Valerie was a friend to all and never met a stranger.  She earned a culinary degree from Houston Community College and enjoyed her experiences at Benjy’s, Moose Café, and Houston Country Club.  She loved her daughter, and she had a passion for cooking for others.  She enjoyed teaching Olivia how to cook.  Valerie was always adding a little of her Cajun heritage to everything she loved.  Valerie treasured spending time at the family lake house in Livingston with family, friends…and all the dogs.

A memorial will be held on 15th day, October 2016 at 3pm at Clear Lake Recreation Center, 16511 Diana Lane, Houston, TX  77062 (Room C/D, enter and park from Reseda).  In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in Valerie Rovira-Rooney’s memory may do so by donating to Olivia Rovira-Rooney’s college fund at


  1. Rest in peace, beautiful soul.
    We will always love you, Steffi

    Stephanie Hayes
  2. Rest in peace sweet girl. Gone too soon.

    Cynthia Burkett
  3. May the angels fly you high and may God have eternal rest on your soul. We will meet again Valery, miss and love ya girl.

    Jim Dubin
  4. May the angels fly you high and may God have eternal rest on your soul. We miss and love you so much. We will see you again in time.

    Jim Dubin
  5. Top down…Hair blowin…Bob Seeger…some damn good time sister!

    Chad Baker
  6. I will miss you so much my sweet friend. Our fun times together, a run in the rain, dinner at Pappadeaux’s, and the unexpected texts just checking to see if I am doing OK. You are a part of my life that will be greatly missed and often thought of. Sleep well until we meet again.

    Michael Cannon
  7. Valerie, you are such an amazing person, a wonderful friend, and are part of my family. I will miss playing footsie with you, climbing trees wondering why we were not being filmed for tv, I will miss hey telling together, margaritas on the patio, working together, being sisters and friends. Most of all I will just miss you. Thank you for a wonderful 13 plus years of friendship. I love you, you will always be in my heart. Thank you for all the great memories and for being part of my life. I love you Val

    Lisa Hardy
  8. Your Love and compassion will be greatly missed rest in peace Val until we meet again at heavens Gates

    R Dreamer
  9. I will truly miss Valerie. She is one of the closest friends I ever made while working our committees at the rodeo. Even though it has been almost ten years since we volunteered together, we remain friends.

    I won’t ever forget you Valerie, and we’ll see each other again in Heaven.

    Mark Stolarski
  10. Val…You are an Angel for your Family and Friends now…Will miss you until we meet again. Louis… 😉

    Louis Reyna IV
  11. Val you where a special person and a very talented chef and i enjoyed our time at Bengy’s.
    There’s no such thing as death, just a change of worlds.
    Rest in peace my friend.

    Dennis Boitnott
  12. We are so sorry to hear about Valerie. My family is thinking of your family, and wish you all comfort at this difficult time.

    Mary Rooney Tawil
  13. Keeping you in our prayers. We are very sorry for your loss.

    Leslie Sztary
  14. Gone but not forgotten. Valerie was a beautiful person with eyes wide open to creative potential. She was kind hearted, welcoming and inclusive. Rest In Peace sweet friend.

    Paige Wilson
  15. I am so saddened to learn of Valerie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. RIP Valerie, you are very much missed.

    Cathleen Fenton
  16. Deepest Condolences to Valerie’s family. May she rest in peace.

    Marianna Martin Tabor
  17. You’ve left a life long impression on me and you’ll always be in my heart. RIP Valerie.

    Jeffrey Frey
  18. Can’t find the words to say how sorry I am for your loss. I love Ya’ll and am very grateful to have had a chance to have supper the last time I was there. My prayers are with you.

    Elizabeth Mayeux
  19. May you now fly with the angels and guard those you have left behind!

    Sandy Mata
  20. So sorry for your loss Lucy. I am a friend of Pats. If you need to talk just call me. I have walked in your shoes. The pain doesn’t go away but it will get softer. Heart felt love and sympathy. Sylvia

    Sylvia Simms
  21. until we meet again, Valerie you will always be with me, you have a place in my
    Heart and I pray you are at peace in your Daddy’s and God arms.
    There couldn’t be a more beautiful Angel. I am so sorry for your Mother and Daughter
    and sisters who have to go on without. May their pain soften a little knowing you
    are a Peace….Love and Miss you always.

    Jimmy will miss you and him butting heads like brothers and sisters.

    Linda Wilson
  22. We would like to thank all of our family and friends for the kind words, thoughts and prayers. Thank you to those that were able to join us for Valerie’s Celebration of Life and for those there in spirit. It is comforting to know so many people cared about her and were there in support. We are slowly adjusting to her absence in this world, but know she is with us and we will be joined together again in Heaven; in the mean time she is at peace, free of struggle and pain, watching and guiding us until we meet again. Godspeed, my sweet sister. Love you, miss you, bye – until we meet again.

    Celia, Anne, and Lucy

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