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Valerie Jean (Gerk) Hinkle

April 24, 1961 ~ February 1, 2021 (age 59)


On February 1, 2021 Valerie Jean Hinkle was warmly and lovingly embraced by the arms of Jesus Christ as she arrived home, in heaven. 

Valerie (Gerk) Hinkle of Las Cruces, and later Clovis, New Mexico, was born on April 24, 1961 in Las Cruces, NM. She was born into the home of adoring parents Fred and Verna (Petty) Gerk.

Valerie married her very best friend, and the love of her life, Jeff Hinkle in Las Cruces, New Mexico in August of 1987. Jeff and Valerie created an incredible life together traveling all throughout the Midwest, and then settled in Clovis, NM for the last 7 years. Valerie worked as a Juvenile probation officer in Clovis. Valerie graduated from Western New Mexico University in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Valerie enjoyed camping, hunting, and spending time with her friends and family.                                                                   

Mrs. Hinkle will be remembered as a gracious wife, sister, daughter, and friend. She will be forever missed by those she has left behind.

Valerie is preceded in death by parents; Fred and Verna Gerk.                                

Valerie is survived by spouse; Jeff Hinkle, brothers; Casey Gerk, of Las Cruces, NM and Stacy (Janette) Gerk of Bloomfield, NM. Valerie is also survived by her precious fur baby; golden retriever, Gracee

A sincere thank you to PRMC Hospice of Clovis, New Mexico, from the Hinkle family.

A celebration of life for Valerie Hinkle will be held on a later date in Clovis, New Mexico.

The family requests that IN LEIU OF FLOWERS please donate to the PRMC Hospice in Clovis, NM or to the Colon Cancer Coalition. Links below:


PRMC Hospice 


A Memorial service will be held on February 27, 2021 at 10:00am at Kingswood United Methodist Church with Pastor Bill Case officiating. 

Services in loving care by Steed Todd Funeral Home.

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Celebration of Life
February 27, 2021

10:00 AM
Kingswood United Methodist Church

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