Valicia Marie Ransopher
  • 28 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 20, 1988
  • Place of birth:
    Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 6, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Fountain, Colorado, United States
Let the memory of Valicia be with us forever She was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all friends and family

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Valicia "Val" Marie Ransopher, 28, born on January 20, 1988 in Dallas, Texas and passed away on February 6, 2016 in her home in Fountain, Colorado. We will remember her forever.

The above link is Valicia's Memorial Funding site which was created to make it easier for family and friends who have been asking to contribute towards a headstone that represents the beautiful person Valicia was and will always be remembered for.

Valicia is a talented singer and would sing with her brother Ricky, mother, and grandmother regularly and we loved hearing her sing. Valicia is a natural dancer and was a cheerleader like her mother. She self taught herself to play the piano, and would play at her grandmothers house. She is the only family member gifted in multiple areas. At a very young age, she would read for many hours at a time. It was at that moment, her intelligence and spirituality was apparent. Valicia found New Life Church as a teenager and loved attending and particpating at church services and desperation week. She regularly brought her children to church to learn about Jesus.

She is charismatic like her father (Rick) with an amazing laugh that you can see deep in her chest and shoulders. Valicia loved laughing and having you laugh with her.

Valicia's extrordianary loving and nurturing side showed through when she became a mother. Just like her mother (Carla), she was extremely cautious, thoughtful, and loving. Valicia was well prepared for the arrival of her first child.

Valicia was amazing with both of her children. She took the time to read to them, play with them, and teach them manners, and proper sentences. You can see characteristics of Valicia in both of her girls. Her first born is cautious, thoughtful, and likes things in order. Then you have Valicia's charasmatic personality showing through her youngest child. Always laughing and wanting you to laugh with her.

She was an amazing mother to two beautiful girls and being their mother was her most enjoyable calling.

She is survived by her two daughters, Skylar Westphal and Leiana Warren; her father, Rick (Mary) Ransopher; her mother, Carla (Greg) Larson; ex-step father James Mosley Jr., two brothers, Richard Kizer and John Ransopher; step-sisters; Mistie Hearron, Mindy Hearron; grandparents, Richard and Veree Pickerel; uncle, Don (Melissa) Pickerel; aunts, Cindy (Steve Sharp) Sweet Sharp, Ginger Pickerel, Karen Ransopher Brewer, and Kim Brown; and numerous cousins. 

Visitation, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wednesday, February 10, 2016, The Springs Funeral Services. Funeral service, 1:00 PM Thursday, February 11, 2016, New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. Burial, Woodland Park Cemetery, Woodland Park, Colorado.

(Creating a 2nd site for visiting Valicia at her resting place and other items.  Feel free to visit and add to both sites)

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 18th March 2017


This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 11th February 2017

"One year ago today, we laid your body to rest up high on the mountain. One of the places you loved. The Rocky Mountains. You were beautiful here on earth with such a sweet spirited heart. You are even more beautiful now free from sorrow and pain. Living with Jesus and family that has gone before you...I feel you with me at all times. My unconditional love for you is forever Valicia.

#SistersBondOfLove #ValiciaMarieRansopher"

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 6th February 2017

"One year ago today you went into a deep sleep. When you awoke, you were in the most awesome place ever with Jesus. Your time on this earth was done. I wasn't ready for you to leave. It is hard on all of us not seeing you, but I am happy that you won your battle and are preparing a place for us to join you. I love you my beautiful daughter. I know you are not resting in peace but being quite active doing what needs to be done in Heaven. Valicia, I love you so much....xoxoxo ((((Hugs)))) and Kisses from your 2 little ones! We talk about you and they know your love for them! Until we meet again....I love you baby....


This tribute was added by Veree Pickerel on 6th February 2017

"One year ago today we got the call that our beautiful an loved granddaughter Val went home to be with the Lord.
Sometimes I cry all day.
Sometimes I don't cry at all.
Sometimes when I speak of you I smile when I recall.
Sometimes when I speak of you the tears began to fall.
Your continuely in my thoughts and visions of you flash in my mind.
Your girls speak of you often with great memories of how much you loved them I know. yaya ask questions sometimes , she wanted to know if she  looks like you at all?
I miss you my most Loved granddaughter wish I could hug you again.
I know today will be full of memories and some tears. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS."

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 20th January 2017

"God knew you before HE created you in my womb. I am soooo thankful for the 28 years we spent together here on earth...

Jeremiah 1: 5 NIV
"Before I formed you in the womb I KNEW YOU, before you were born I SET YOU APART."

29 years ago today, January 20th, you made your grand entrance into this world. You were 5 days past your due date and a c-section had been scheduled for the same day you were born. You had your own plans to come into this world and did just that at 3:40 am Texas time.  It did not take long. We were only at the hospital about 4 hours, then you were here. No c-section needed. One of the first things I remember is the doctor flipping you over to see what flavor you were. A beautiful little girl just as we were expecting weighing in at 8 lbs 3 oz and 20 1/4 inches. I am very proud that God chose me to be your Mother...I love you and miss you my beautiful little girl. You are forever young singing and praising Jesus in Heaven....I will be joining you one day...hugs and kisses until we meet again. I know you are with me with each step I take. Today I celebrate the Blessing that God gave me 29 years ago. Happy Birthday my dear Valicia...loving you every moment of each day from before you were born through eternity. I will love you....♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

#SistersBondOfLove #GodBlessedMeWithYou  #ValiciaMarieRansopher"

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 6th January 2017

"11 months have gone by since you went home to be with Jesus. I think about you in every moment of each day, with each breath I take in every single thing I do. I see your beautiful face and feel you with me. I see your tender heart coming through in your two beautiful girls. I long to see you and be with you. I know in time we will meet again. Until then, please keep watch over your family. I love you baby girl....

With all my love,

This tribute was added by Richard Kizer on 21st November 2016

"Wow Valicia, we are nearing a year that everything in the world changed with a phone call saying you were gone. My heart aches for you. I just want to hold you in my arms so badly! I love you so so much Valicia!! Very heavy hearted tonight..."

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 12th November 2016

"Time is going by so fast, but my heart still hurts like the day you left. I find it so confusing how grief can make time fly by, yet stand still forever. I was never ready for you to leave.....loving and missing you Valicia...

#SistersBondOfLove #ValiciaMarieRansopher"

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 3rd September 2016

"I miss you so much my beautiful daughter. You have two beautiful girls that worshiped the ground you walked on. Your little one loves to pick up rocks and pick flowers to decorate your resting spot.. We will be there often to keep your spot beautiful for my beautiful girl. We all love you so much...thank you Jesus for the little signs we've seen. Thank you God!"

This tribute was added by Veree Pickerel on 7th August 2016

"Val I miss you more everyday. I remember our talks and the sad times and the happy times  but most of all I remember the you that I loved. The way you laugh, your wit, your smile. The time we went house hunting together, the time I made your Rennassance costume ,so many memories keep flooding back and You will be with me always in my thoughts. Love you. Grandma"

This tribute was added by Ginger Pickerel on 5th August 2016

"6 months ago today is the last time i saw and hugged you.  I regret not saying "just come home with me".  I am miss you, your girls miss you, and your family misses you.  You were the one who makes sure everyone has a birthday and everyone was loved by you.  Is having you not here with us hard!  Yes, I think of you every day!  I love you and miss you!."

This tribute was added by Sandra Mahan Stiegler on 3rd August 2016

"My dear, sweet friend! I miss you soooooo much. Every minute of every day. Thank you for your love, kindness, friendship and always being there for me. I love you so much Val and I carry you in my heart always."

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 7th July 2016

"It has been 5 months since you went Home. I love you so much. I miss you baby girl. Your little ones love and miss you too. It will be a happy reunion when we meet up again. Xoxo"

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 26th June 2016

"I love you and miss you so much my dear daughter. I am anxious for the day we will be together again. Your beautiful daughters are doing well. A day does not go by without you in our heart and minds. Your little one talks about you everyday. We love you so much..xoxo"

This tribute was added by Veree Pickerel on 6th June 2016

"It's been 4 months since you went away and each day as time goes by is still full of sadness and disbelief. I pray you are doing what God intended for you to do now. I hope you are looking down at your beautiful children and guiding them from above. I miss you so much. I guess we just really know how deep our love is for someone until we are faced with a loss like this then we know the depths of our Love."

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 17th May 2016

"My beautiful beloved daughter. I know you are in the best place and I can hardly wait till we get to join you. I talk to Skylar everyday about you and tell her you love her. She knows you closed your eyes to sleep and you woke up in Heaven. We know you are so happy. We know you are preparing for the rest of us, your family and friends. I love you dearly my daughter. You made me proud so many times. I am really proud of how much you loved your girls and how hard you kept trying to get stablized with a good job. You succeeded at both. Tears just fall from my eyes because I miss you and love you. I know that when we die, it is just our body that stops. Our soul, the part that is alive and makes us who we are gets to go home to Jesus. I know we will see you again hopefully soon. LOVE and kisses from your Mommy and your 2 daughters.xoxo"

This tribute was added by Richard Kizer on 16th May 2016

"Sweet sister,

  We all made our rounds to visit you the other day in Woodland park for Mothers Day. It was a beautiful day. I enjoyed our talk! No one will ever take the place of our sweet Valicia... We miss you so much words will never be enough to express. Things just are not the same without you here. There is so much more I want to say, I will be up to see you again soon. We love you so much Valicia, I hope you see that. I will forever have you in my thoughts and dreams until I see you again. I love you so much Val! We miss you so much it hurts! Be resting in peace my sweet sister...



This tribute was added by Ginger Pickerel on 20th April 2016

"I think about you everyday and miss you terribly.  We speak your name often and you were our most loving soul in our family.  We all cry over the loss of you.  Your two girls rerminds us everyday what a beautiful soul you were.  It is truely our loss not having you with us here on earth."

This tribute was added by Richard Kizer on 19th April 2016

"Just wanted to say I am thinking about you sister. As I do everyday. We love and miss you so much. It is so unbelievably hard to grasp that you aren't here... Sure wish I could pick up the phone and call you one more time. I love you to the moon and back, I hope you know that! Always and Forever.



This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 16th April 2016

"My heart and soul cries for you. I love you...."

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 10th April 2016

"I miss you and love you so much...."

This tribute was added by Veree Pickerel on 2nd April 2016

"I think about you all the time.I miss your since of humor.i miss-your laugh. I miss watching you with your little girls. I miss our talks and I miss your goodbye hugs. I just miss you. RIP my dear granddaughter.
Forever missing you Grandma"

This tribute was added by Rick Ransopher on 1st April 2016

"I love and miss you so much. I think about you all the time. I will never be the same until we are together once again. I thank God for blessing me with such a wonderful daughter. Although we only shared a brief time on this earth I know we will be a happy family forever again. I love you, Dad."

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 31st March 2016

"I am so sorry baby girl that I couldn't make things better for you. I wish I could go all the back to the day you were born and start over with you. You were such a good little girl and smart. You were such a good loving mother. I know you did not want to leave your babies. I know that it was your time to go Home to be with our Dear Heavenly Father. He took you safely as you slept. He took you out of the danger you were living in. No one can hurt you now...Psalm 11:5 (NLT)  "The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence.."

I promise to love, nuture and teach your girls to have Trust and Faith in the Lord. I love you baby girl."

Revelation 21:4 (NLT) "He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever."

It brings me much comfort to know where you are and that one day we will be together.

Love your Mommy"

This tribute was added by Ginger Pickerel on 29th March 2016

"My heart silently cries for you everyday.  Easter was extremely painful not having you with us.  Baby Skylar has so much of your facial expressions when she is around her sister Leiana.  I can hear you in my head when I see Skylar smiling and playing with Leiana.  I can hear your quick remarks when your girls are being cute.  I so miss you!"

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 24th March 2016

"I can hardly believe you are gone. It still does not seem real...I miss you so much.. I just wish we could see each other. I know you have left the earth and are in the most beautiful awesome place. You are very much alive. I just wish I could see your beautiful face. Someday soon we will be together again. I know I am still needed here on earth to help your little girls. They love you so very much. I love you too baby girl, forever and always. Love your mommy..."

This tribute was added by Veree Pickerel on 21st March 2016

"I thought of you today, but that is nothing new.
I Thought
about you yesterday and days before that too.
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake from which I'll never part.
God has you in His arms, I have you in my heart.
Miss you so much ,Grandma"

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 20th March 2016

"Thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, with which I'll never part. God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart.  I love you baby girl."

This tribute was added by Casey-Blue Cherry on 9th March 2016

"I didn't know Valicia personally,  but after reading about her life, kids and family,  she seemed like a lovely,  beautiful woman. Losing such spiritually beautiful people is hard for us. And that's not the way that God intended for things to be. However,  at John 5:28, 29, God gives us a beautiful promice: "The hour is comming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life..." Valicia was a beautiful young woman who seemed to love her family and friends dearly. I hope these words being you peace and comfort in this time of need."

This tribute was added by Rene Lemberg on 6th March 2016

"While I never met Val, i was friends with her on Facebook because she helped my son James when he was going through a tough time in Co. He spoke very highly of her. When James came back to CA, he spoke of Val often and missed her a lot. When James was diagnosed with cancer, she reached out to us with love and prayers. I chatted with her a couple of times and she was indeed sweet and caring. Val will be missed by so many because she touched so many!"

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 6th March 2016

"I miss you my baby girl...you are now singing with the angels! I love you, my heart is in a million pieces..."

This tribute was added by Veree Pickerel on 2nd March 2016

"Words cannot express how much I love you and miss you. I think about you every minute each day. Even though life seems to go on you never leave my thoughts. You gave us two beautiful little girls to hold close and still have a part of you with us and we will always hold them close and they will always know from us how much you loved them. I miss you but God has a beautiful soul that no longer has to fight life's battles. RIP my beautiful grandchild."

This tribute was added by Richard Kizer on 1st March 2016

"We are nearing a months time since you departed this earth we live in grieving the loss of you. Not a day passes you don't cross my mind. I miss you so much my sweet sister, I love you more than any words can express, I know you're at eternal peace and watching over us.

Your big brother."

This tribute was added by Sandra Mahan Stiegler on 29th February 2016

"I miss you so much Val. I think about you daily and remember the wonderful times we had together with a smile. I will see you again my friend but until then I will carry you in my heart for the rest of my days. I love you always"

This tribute was added by Carla Larson on 29th February 2016

"I love you my beautiful daughter. I look forward to the day I see you again. I will love and nurture your children and they will grow up knowing and loving you each and every day."

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