Valera Poirot Churchman, age 89, of Hurst, Texas passed away, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, in Bedford, Texas.
Mass was celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2020, at St. Boniface Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Moloney, Pastor of St. Mary’s and St. Boniface Catholic Church, officiating. Interment followed in St. Boniface Cemetery.
Valera was born January 29, 1931 in Scotland, Texas to Edmund Joseph Poirot and Emma Marie Frerich Poirot.
She married James H. Churchman and he preceded her in death on April 9, 1966. After the death of her husband, she raised her family. Valera was a registered nurse for fifty years and retired at the age of 70 from North Hills Hospital.
She loved to travel and went all over the world. Over the years, Valera traveled on thirty-four cruises. She loved going on business trips with her son regardless of where he was going. Valera enjoyed all sports particularly baseball and football. Her most recent hobbies were watching television, sports and talking with friends and relatives.
Survivors include two sons, James Churchman and wife, Menzina and Gerald Churchman; three brothers, Gene Poirot and wife, Pat, Jim Poirot and wife, Peggy, and Robert Poirot and wife, Joy; one sister, Edna Anderle and husband, Charles; three grandchildren, Amanda Langley, Gina Parks, and James Churchman; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by son, Gregory A. Churchman on August 26, 2015.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donation to the St. Boniface Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 230 Scotland Texas, 76379.