The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.



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Valdez, Kristina Louise
Kristina Louise Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1999 - Kristina Louise Valdez, 20, passed away April 22, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Kristina was born Aug. 24, 1978. She was currently a student at Pueblo Community College. During her young but brief life, Kristina served as an Altar person for Father Ervin Schmitt, in celebrating the Mass. She also played the piano and did ballerina dancing. She received a green belt in Tae Kwon Do. She loved life, and always had a kind word to say along with her beautiful smile. She was very close with her sister, Evelyn, who said Kristina was not only her sister, but also her best friend. She is survived by her beloved daughter of four months, Isabella Louise- her parents, Charles "CR" and Patricia Valdez, all of the family home- siblings, Charles Raymond Valdez Jr., Evelyn (Seth) Clayton- grandparents, Juan and Juanita Valdez, Henry and Evelyn Martinez- numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and two nieces, Chelsea and Candace. Preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Frances Martinez, Gregorio Martinez and Ramon Lopez. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Monday, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, Rev. Roger P. Dorcy celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Valdez family will receive friends at the family home.

Valdez, Lalo
Lalo Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 1975 - Lalo Valdez, Pueblo resident past 29 years, passed away unexpectedly at his residence, 916 E. Second, Feb. 5, 1975. Retired employe, Pueblo Army Depot. Member, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Survivors include five children, Mrs. Sofia Martinez and Mike Valdez, Rupert, Idaho, and Mrs. Bessie Rodriguez, Robert Valdez and Mrs. Florence Sanchez, all of Denver. Mr. Valdez was the brother of Mrs. Virginia Gomez, Denver; Mrs. Evelyn Garcia and Mrs. Ruth Martinez, Conejos, Colo.; Mrs. Margaret Ortega, Center, Colo., and Miss Rose Valdez, California. Twenty-six grandchildren and 100 great-grandchildren also survive. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, T. G. McCarthy Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection 9 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Center. Interment Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1975 - Lalo Valdez. Mass of the Resurrection 9 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Center. Interment, Roselawn.

Valdez, Leonidas
Leonidas J. Valdez - Walsenburg World - July 07, 2008 - Leonidas J. Valdez, 85, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died July 5, 2008. Mr. Valdez worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Pueblo Army Depot, but was a cowboy at heart who loved hunting and fishing. He will be dearly loved and missed by his family: his loving wife of 67 years, Maria; two children, Rose (Robert) Segura, Richard (Ursinia) Valdez, Pueblo; four grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; a sister, Frances Martinez, N.M.; a brother, Max Valdez, Denver; numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, both at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial, Valdez Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Valdez, Leroy Arthur
Leroy Arthur Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2001 - Age 61, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 15, 2001. Born Jun e 25, 1939, in Madrid, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Fred J. Valdez Sr.; and stepfather, Manuel J. Rael. Also preceded in death by two brothers, Rueben and Danny Valdez. Survived by daughter, Victoria Valerie Valdez, Alamosa, Colo.; mother, Gomisinda Rael, Pueblo; brothers, Tom Valdez, Pueblo, Steve (Patricia) Valdez, Pueblo, Alvin (Veronica) DeHerrera, Denver, Fred (Patricia) Espinoza, Pueblo, and Louis Valdez, Pueblo; sisters, Rosalie (Santiago) Aragon, Pueblo, Georgia Vialpando, Henderson, Colo., Cora Villegas, Pueblo, Jenevieve Sandoval, Denver, Gloria Alonzo Valdez, Denver, Joanne Valdez, Pueblo, Lupe (Steve) Chavez, Pueblo, Sylvia (Pete) Vigil, Pueblo, and Rebecca (Eliezer) Hernandez, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Shirley Valdez, Pueblo; numerous nephews and nieces. Leroy's nickname, known by his friends, was Barney or Itybiti. He loved his nieces, nephews and family dearly. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Romero Chapel. Evening memorial service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Valdez, Lillian E. Madrid
Lillian E. (Madrid) Valdez - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 5, 2007 - Lillian E. Valdez Jan 16, 1938 - July 31, 2007. In loving memory of wife, mother, and grandmother Lillian "Lil" E. Valdez (Madrid). Lil fought and lost her short but courageous battle with cancer on July 31, 2007. She was surrounded by her loving husband and family as she passed quietly. Lillian was born January 16, 1938 in Trinchera, Colorado to Lee and Nora (Maldonado) Madrid. She married Virgil Valdez on March 15, 1957 in Pueblo, Colorado. Lil is survived by her husband, Virgil; son, Kevin (Laurie) Valdez; granddaughters, Miranda and Dakota; daughter, Cheryl Valdez (and life partner Peggy Hodges); and God Daughter, Nicole Perry. She is also survived by her brothers, Richard (Mary) Madrid, Julian (Caroline) Madrid, Oliver (Joanne) Madrid, Donald (Justine) Madrid, Harold Madrid, Anthony Madrid, and Dennis (Trish) Madrid, all of Pueblo except Harold who lives in Colorado Springs; and sisters, Jean Fearhielley, Elaine (Toby) Leyba, Harriett (James) Gomez, Barbara (Anthony) Olguin, Nora Lee (Joe) Cassares, and Melva (Gravial) Vialpando all of Pueblo except for Melva who lives in Colorado Springs. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Lee and Nora Madrid of Pueblo. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Valdez, Lily Aragon
Lily Aragon Valdez – Huerfano World – January 18, 2001 – Card of Thanks – There is no treasure finer than friends and family. Thank you Walsenburg friends and family; also those who traveled from Illinois, Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Las Vegas, NM. Your emotional and financial support means so much. Special appreciation to Eagles Hall, Huerfano Memorial Hospital Staff and Parkview Medical Center. Family of Lily Aragon Valdez.

Valdez, Luis Abel
Luis Abel Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2006 - Luis Abel Valdez, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 10, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Emma Valdez; brother, Albert Valdez; sister, Mary Wilcox. Survived by his loving wife, Mary Valdez; daughter, Rachel Valdez (David Lara); grandchildren, Donavon and Dominque Lucero; sister, Helen (Ray) Avilar; and several nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today with memorial service to follow, 7 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Valdez, Lupe
Lupe Valdez - Huerfano World - November 14, 2002 - Lupe Valdez, Dec. 21, 1933 to Oct. 22, 2002, son of now deceased Millie and Manuel Valdez, brother of Manuel Valdez, Rudy Valdez, David Valdez and Connie Mattern. Lupe was born in Walsenburg and lived here from 1933 to 1952, when he moved to California. Lupe passed away peacefully from the loving hands of his wife and four daughters into the loving hands of the Lord. His wife, Linda Valdez, and daughters, Marilyn Dulich, Loretta Valdez, Brenda Chilvers and Barbara Brisbin were at his side. Inurnment services took place at Glenn Abbey Cemetery, Bonita, CA.

Valdez, Lydia
Lydia Valdez – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – July 10, 1903 – Chavez and Ortiz, the two men who were arrested on the charge of murdering a Mexican woman, Lydia Valdez, have been bound over to the District Court at Trinidad without bail.  The evidence is considered conclusive that they are the guilty parties, Chavez as the principal and Ortiz as accessory.

Valdez, M. Salome
M. Salome "Sally" Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2006 - M. Salome "Sally" Valdez, 88, longtime resident of Walsenburg, died April 4, 2006, at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheatridge, Colo. Valdez was born Feb. 14, 1918, in North Veta, Colo., to the late Armenio Pacheco and Telesfora Cruz Pacheco. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Nicolas Valdez Sr., in 1987; and two sons, Nick Valdez Jr., in 1990, and Gilbert R. Valdez in 1999. Her surviving children include stepson, Mike (Frances) Valdez, Colorado Springs, Ruth (Jim) Boze, Aurora, Hurby (Julie) Valdez, Idaho Springs, Norberto (Janice) Valdez, Fort Collins, Jeanette Valdez Bohon, Amissville, Va., Dennis (Janet) Valdez, Walsenburg, Florence (Russell) Romero, Lakewood, Elaine Valdez Prichard, Idaho Springs, and Edith Valdez Peters, Pueblo. She has 24 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings, Ernesto Pacheco, Jose Evan Pacheco, Olivia Aragon and Ermelinda Valdez. Survived by brothers and sisters, Naborsita Vigil, Claude (Viola) Pacheco and Nettie Quintana, all of Walsenburg, Lucy Sanchez, Sarah Montoya, Katie Sanchez and Oris (Alice) Pacheco, all of Pueblo. She had many nephews and nieces. Sally was a kind and loving mother who loved to crochet, quilt and embroider projects to share with her children and grandchildren. Viewing and memorial service, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, Emanual Apostolic Temple, Walsenburg, with the Rev. Bernie Vigil presiding. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2006, and interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Valdez, Manuel D.
Manuel D. Valdez - World Independent – February 25, 1960 - Manuel D. Valdez Passes Away at 90 - Manuel D. (Chile) Valdez, passed away in Colorado Springs last Saturday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Della Farias. Formerly a Huerfano County resident, Mr. Valdez had been a watchman for the Colorado Fuel & Iron Corporation for a number of years. In addition to Mrs. Farias, his survivors include his mother-in-law and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Colorado Springs.

Valdez, Manuel Sevino
Manuel Sevino Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2000 - Manuel Sevino Valdez, 85, Avondale resident, passed away May 25, 2000, in Boone. Born Nov. 26, 1914, in Arroyo Hondo, N.M. Mr. Valdez served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the East Indies, Southern Philippines, Luzon, Ryukyus. He received the following decorations: Expert Combat Infantryman Badge, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in combat. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He was an usher for his church, member of American Legion Post 203, Disabled American Veterans lifetime member of Chapter 39. An avid fisherman, he also enjoyed playing the banjo and guitar. To his family "Gramps " was the official babysitter for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Jose T. and Beatrice (Arellano) Valdez; his beloved wife, Odelia Martinez Valdez, Jan. 7, 1998; four brothers, Flavio, Fermin, Bert and Eddie Valdez; a sister, Amanda Mowery. He is survived by his children, Mary Ann (Alfonso) Maes, Pueblo, and Manuel M. Valdez, Avondale; siblings, Rose Herrera, Viola (Joe) Padilla, Frank Valdez and Theresa Ruiz; three sisters-in-law, Lilly, Ursla Fabiola Valdez; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Juan) Mendoza, Shirley (Ruben) Casarez, Lynette (Robert) Ortegon, Bridget (Juan) Ramirez, Rudy Gonzales, Annette Maes and Fonzie Maes; 11 great-grandchildren; special friends, Soccoro Abeyta and Manuel Duran; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Rev. Robert Carden, celebrant. Both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Full military honors at graveside, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale, by Fort Carson Honor Guard.

Valdez, Marcellina
Marcellina Romero Valdez - Huerfano World - December 18, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1928: Died, Marcellina Romero Valdez, 72, at Gordon. She came with her parents to North Veta in 1860 and were the first settlers there. [Editor's Note: Mrs. Marcelina Valdez died December 11, 1928. Obituary Listed World Independent, December 11, 1928, Page 1.]

Valdez, Margaret
Margaret Valdez - Huerfano World - September 7, 1989 - Margaret Valdez, 75, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 1989, in the Hospice of St. John Hospital in Lakewood. Born Sept. 6, 1913, in Walsenburg to Frank and Isabel Vallejos Garcia, on Feb. 11, 1929, she married Pete Valdez. They lived on the family farm and in 1961 they moved to Walsenburg. Mrs. Valdez was a member of the Coronado Club and the Latino Americano Club. Mrs. Valdez is survived by three sons, Floyd Valdez, Denver, Charles E. Valdez, Copemish, MI, and Louis Valdez, Pueblo, a daughter, Suzanne O'Brien, Victorville, CA; two brothers, Silvano Garcia, California and Ben Garcia, Trinidad; two sisters, Sally Trent, Texas and Julia Delkemper, Indiana, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Valdez, Margarita Telesfora
Margarita Telesfora Tillie Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1997 - Margarita Telesfora "Tillie" Valdez, 76, of Pueblo, passed away on Aug. 29, 1997. Born on April 7, 1921, in Center. Preceded in death by parents, Reyes and Isabel Gonzales- and sister, Cecelia Irene Reyes. Survived by her former spouse, Robert Valdez Sr.- and their children, Robert (Sophie) Valdez Jr. of Pueblo, Procopio (Jean) Valdez of Colorado Springs, Jerry Valdez, Rogeruez of Alamosa and Esther Valdez of Pueblo- brothers, Adelmo (Mary) Gonzales of Fountain and Louie (Aurelia) Gonzales of Pueblo- sisters, Corelia Lucero of Hereford, Texas, and Virginia Lucero of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren- and special friend, Cindy Kovalcik. Telesfora was an avid Bible Scholar and her desire was that all of her family and friends would know Jesus as their personal Savior. Viewing from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at Romero Funeral Chapel. Officiant, Rev. David Campos. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 715 E. Seventh and 908 E. Second.

Valdez, Margie N.
Margie N. Fuentes Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2002 - Margie N. Fuentes Valdez went home to be with the Lord. Funeral service, 11 a.m. today at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Valdez, Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2002 - Martin Lawrence Valdez passed away Dec. 27, 2002, in Pueblo. Martin was born in Pueblo on Sept. 5, 1956. He was a 1975 graduate of Central High School and was employed at Columbian Elementary School for 22 years. Martin was a member of St. Leander Catholic Church and collected angels of all types. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Valdez; and father-in-law, Fred Lucero; and an aunt, Rose Pineda. Martin is survived by his wife, Gloria; children, Gina Valdez, Christina Valdez, Misty Valdez, Martin Valdez; his father, Joe Valdez; his pride and joy, granddaughter, Alysa Valdez; siblings, Hubert (Phyllis) Diamond, Hubert (Elaine) Valdez, Ron (Jenni) Valdez, Cathy (Mike) Mondragon, Tony (Joyce) Valdez, Chris Valdez, Susie Mondragon, Debbie Valdez and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. today, at St. Leander Catholic Church, 1402 E. 7th. The family is receiving friends at 2129 South Road or 1005 Cypress.

Valdez, Mary
Mary Valdez – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Mary Valdez is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Mary Valdez: age 7, daughter of miner on strike. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Valdez, Mary
Mary Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2004 - Mary Valdez, 97, received her wings Aug. 27, 2004. Born in Celaya, Gto, Mexico. Preceded in death by husband Joe and daughters Helen and Teri. Survived by Susie (Anselmo), Stephanie, Bonnie and Chachi Sanchez. Also survived by children Mary White, Pime (Sally) Valdez, Joe (Frances) Valdez, Esther Johnson, Anita Ryan, Mike Valdez, 54 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews. Mary enjoyed knitting, gardening, making us laugh and going to the SRDA. Her stories and memories will be passed on and never forgotten. Public viewing Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, 1-5 p.m. Rosary following at 7 p.m. Funeral services, Friday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. Both at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valdez, Mary Alice
Mary Alice Valdez (Chavez) - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2005 - Mary Alice Valdez (Chavez), 72, of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2005. Preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Viola Valdez Sr.; brother, Samuel Valdez Jr.; and sister, Annie Gallegos. She is survived by her children, Mary (Alejandro) Munoz, Judy Griego and Mark (Susan) Espinosa; son-in-law, Michael Griego; sister-in-law, Emily Valdez; brothers, John (Corrine) Valdez and Henry Maxwell; sisters, Dolores (Ned) Valdez, Dorothy (Juan) Lott, Agnes Lacrue (Jim Semizer) and Diane (Manuel) Valdez; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Mary loved her family far beyond anything else. She gave blessings to all she knew. You will forever be in our hearts. Viewing will be from noon to 5 p.m. today and funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, both at Romero Chapel. Cremation. Inurnment at 3 p.m. Saturday in Cimmaron, N.M. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Valdez, Mary Inez
Mary Inez Valdez - Huerfano World - June 21, 1979 - Former Huerfano resident, Mary Inez Valdez, died June 11, 1979 in Chula Vista, CA, where she had lived for the past 25 years. A native of Walsenburg, she was 60 at the time of her death. Survivors include her husband, Mike, Chula Vista; two daughters, Jane Cushman, Alpine, CA, and Susan Musselman, Minnesota; a son, James, Chula Vista; father Antonio Cordova, Walsenburg; five sisters, including Connie Gray, Walsenburg and four brothers including, Lou Cordova Walsenburg and Ted Cordova, Steamboat Springs. Funeral services were held in Chula Vista on June 14 with burial in California.

Valdez, Mary J.
Mary J. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2003 - Mary J. Valdez, 73, of Pueblo. Went home to be with the Lord Sept. 2, 2003. Born March 28, 1930, in Dawson, N.M., raised in Taos, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Epimenio and Amada Chacon; brothers, Jose and Amarante Chacon; and sister, Marcelina Martinez. Survived by her loving husband, Eduardo Valdez of the family home; sons, David (Sophie) Chacon, Taos, N.M., Phillip Valdez, of Pueblo; daughter, Barbara (Sonny) Pacheco, of Pueblo; brother, Manuel (Rafaelita) Chacon; and special nephews, Amarante Chacon Jr. and Roberto Chacon; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends. She had a loving heart, a big smile and a genuine love for family and friends. She enjoyed her spa visits at Captain Sam's. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday; funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday; both at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Celebrant Rev. Ron Roche. Family and friends will be received at Sacred Heart Cathedral after both services.

Valdez, Mary Lucy
Mary Lucy Valdez - Huerfano World - February 3, 1994 - Huerfano Mary Lucy Valdez, 74, of Red Wing died Jan. 27, 1994 in Life Care Center in Pueblo where she had been a patient the past two weeks. Born Dec. 10, 1919 in Pass Creek to Pionon and Emilia A. Martinez Archuleta, she lived all her life in Huerfano County attending school in Chama. She married Andrew Valdez Jan. 18, 1935. For a short time she worked for Shosky's Cafe in Walsenburg and at Gardner pre-school, but most of her life was dedicated to her family. Mrs. Valdez had been ill since 1991 and had been in Denver Medical Center before returning to the Pueblo Center. Survivors include four daughters, Irene Taylor, Rye, Elaine Perrino and Lorraine Vargas, both of Red Wing and Amy Hiles, Pueblo; two brothers, Fred Archuleta, Red Wing and Teofilo Archuleta, Pueblo; a sister, Mary Mueller, Wisconsin, 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside service was Jan. 28 in Chama Cemetery.

Valdez, Mary N.
Mary N. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2005 - Mary N. Valdez, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 9, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Segundo, Colo., a daughter of the late Mike and Lucy Cordova Armijo. Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband Paul Valdez. Mary also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristie; and brother, Ernest. She is survived by six children, Tina and Alan Generally, Paul and Rhonda Valdez, Gil and Carol Valdez, Esteban Valdez, John Valdez and Pat Mariano; nephew, Marvin Valdez, who she helped raise; 16 grandchildren, Zac, Phil, Bree, Jamie, Dale, Bonnie, Paul, Ricardo, Nikki, Saraha, Lindsey, Dreena, Tina, Pattie, Gypsy and Jason; great-grandchildren, Aaden, Kayla, Alyssa, Darrian, Marcus, Emilio, Tony, Ray, Rickie, Jenna, Isaiha, Jeremiah, Joey, Kenney, Dylan, Raven, Amber, Gabe, Ricardo, Patrick and Trinity; five sisters, Benina, Stella, Frances, Martha and Lucille; two brothers, Filbert and Mike; special friend, Mildred; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of other friends and relatives. Mary was a member of St. Leander Catholic Church. She loved playing bingo and going "junking" to yard sales and thrift stores with her friends. She had many special friends and care givers at Belmont Lodge, where she lived the last 12 years of her life. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2005, with funeral Mass at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005; both services at St. Leander Catholic Church, with Rev. Ben Bacino officiating. The family may be contacted at 1215 E. 12th Street, Pueblo, Colo. Memorial donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Valdez, Maximo J.
Maximo J. "Max" Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2000 - Age71, passed away Jan. 26, 2001, at his home in Capulin, Colo. Max was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Capulin, the son of Antonio Valdez and Eliza Maestas Valdez. Max was united in marriage to Filomena Muniz on Jan. 5, 1948. He was a member of the St. Joseph Parish, a former Parish Council member. He worked for 26 years with the La Jara Trading Post and seven years with the Conejos Lumber Co. and was a self-employed rancher and farmer in the Capulin area. The hobbies Max enjoyed were growing a vegetable garden, going to the mountains, gathering wood, spoiling his grandchildren and especially spending time with his family. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Filomena Valdez of the family home; five daughters, Lucy (Ben) Brown of Denver, Colo., Bernadette Valdez of Capulin, Barbara Chavez of Denver, Mary Gonzales of Alamosa, Colo., and Anna (Kenneth) Salazar of Los Sauses, Colo.; three sons, Father Patrick Valdez of San Luis, Colo., Lionel (Michelle) Valdez of Capulin,, and Andrew Valdez of the Sand Dunes National Monument, Colo.; nine grandchildren; five sisters, Louise (Isidore) Muniz of La Jara, Colo., Viola (Arthur) Sandoval of La Jara, Dolores Trujillo of La Jara, Lela (Phil) Archuleta of Capulin, and Helen (Henry) Pacheco of Oklahoma; four brothers, Rubel Valdez, Joe L. (Diane) Valdez, Frank Valdez and Pete Valdez, all of La Jara. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Max was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Rachel Gonzales; and one aunt, Margarita Maestas. A vigil service with recitation of the rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at the Romero Funeral Home in Alamosa. Another rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at the St. Joseph Church in Capulin. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at the St. Joseph Church in Capulin. Interment will follow at the Capulin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice del Valle at P.O. Box 1554, Al

Valdez, Maxine Fay
Maxine Fay Valdez - Denver Post - September 14, 1998 - Maxine Fay Valdez, Technician, 45 - Maxine Fay Valdez of Walsenburg, a technician, died Tuesday at Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. She was 45. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Walsenburg. There was cremation. She was born Feb. 18, 1953, in Walsenburg. She was a technician for Walsenburg Social Services Department. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and La Plaza de Los Leones. She is survived by a son, Eloy Alarcon, Milliken; a daughter, Petra Alarcon, Walsenburg; her mother and father, Juanita and Malaguias, Walsenburg; a sister, Alvina, Redwood City, Calif.; and two brothers, Abel, Longmont, and William, Denver.

Valdez, Nick Jr.
Nick Valdez Jr. - Huerfano World - October 29, 1992 - In Memoriam - In Memory of Nick Valdez Jr. who died in a car accident Oct. 31, 1990. - Verse - Sadly missed by his Mother Sally Valdez.

Valdez, Nickie
Nickie Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2000 - Nickie Valdez, 82, born Dec. 19, 1917, in Amalia, N.M., passed away Nov. 4, 2000, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Valdez; two sisters; and one brother. Survived by her daughter, Lori Martinez; son-in-law, Wayne Martinez; grandson, Mario Becerra; granddaughter, Marissa Martinez; brother, Ross Baca; sisters, Angelita Sanchez and Maria Padilla; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valdez, Ninfa
Ninfa "Neva" Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2005 - Ninfa "Neva" Valdez, 90, passed away July 2, 2005. She was born May 23, 1915, in Walsenburg. Preceded in death by parents, Theodore and Felomina (Alrid) Quintana; and her first grandson, Eugene Ortega. Survived by her children, Cecelia Ortega Lovato, Phyllis (George) Montoya, Patricia (Gene) Abeyta, Theresa (John) Vigil, Emma (Joe) Quintana and Joe (Marie) Valdez; one brother, Garfield (Vickie) Quintana; one sister, Flora (Steve) Varela; 24 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, at Angelus funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, with Deacon George Montoya officiating. Cremation to follow.

Valdez, Noel B.
Noel B. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2004 - Noel B. Valdez, 70, passed away Nov. 19, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, Noel Valdez and Faye Ramirez; and his brother-in-law, Alfonso Sanchez. Survived by his wife, Barbara Valdez; children, Pete J. Trujillo of Tucson, Ariz., Stephanie Valdez, Noel Joseph Valdez, Patrick (Yvette) Valdez and Bernadette (Joe) Bonetta, all of Pueblo; stepchildren, Kathy (Stanley) Vigil, Don (Leslie) Sandoval, Sandra (Sam) Lucero, Lorraine Lopez, Carol (Lawrence) Finn, Donna (Henry) Sandoval, Kenneth Sandoval, Rose Ann Sandoval and Steven Sandoval, all of Pueblo. Also survived by his sister, Florence J. Sanchez, Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other relatives. Noel served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and retired from Dana Corporation, where he was a machine maintenance mechanic. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rosary recitation, 6 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valdez, Octaviano A. Jr.
Octaviano A. Valdez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2002 - Age 72, of Pueblo, passed away March 6, 2002. He is preceded in death by his parents, Octaviano J. and Duvie J. Valdez; wife, Emma E. (1970); and daughter, Linda Sue (1996). Survived by sons, Art, David and Ernie (Paula) Valdez; daughters, Loretta (Carlos) Negrete, Duvie (Gary) Martinez and Christina (Chuck) Pineda; grandchildren, Jason, Kelli and Matthew Valdez, Andy and Danielle Negrete, Joseph Martinez, Stephanie Valdez, J.C. and Alyssa Pineda; step-grandchildren, Judy Martinez, Susie (Tony) Gennuso and Cindy Watson; sisters, Cora Vialpando and Beatrice (Ernest) Arguello. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Octaviano loved all sports and had a special passion for baseball, fishing and especially his family. Served honorably and retired from the Air Force after 25 years of service. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 6 p.m. Monday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Fort Lyon Cemetery, Las Animas, and Colo. Family may be contacted at the home of Gary and Duvie Martinez in Pueblo West and Romero Courtesy Hall.

Valdez, Odelia
Odelia Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1998 - Odelia Valdez, 85, passed away Jan. 7, 1998, at her residence in Avondale. She was born on Sept. 18, 1912, in Arroyo Hondo, N.M. Odelia was totally family orientated- her children and grandchildren were taught how to cook, bake, quilting and respect for their elders. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, the Altar and Rosary Society, the Cursillo, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society. She loved to play bingo. Predeceased by parents, Joe D. and Nicolasa (DeLeon) Martinez- sister, Magdalena Roybal. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband of 54 years, Manuel S. Valdez Sr.- children, Manuel M. Valdez, Mary Ann (Alfonso) Maes- grandchildren, Stephanie (Juan) Mendoza, Shirley (Ruben) Casarez, Lynette (Robert) Ortegon, Bridget (Juan) Ramirez, Rudy (Desiree) Gonzales, Alfonso Maes Jr., and Annette Maes- 10 great-grandchildren- brother and sister-in-laws, Fermin (Fabiola) Valdez, Rose Herrera, Viola (Joe E.) Padilla, Frank Valdez, Theresa (Manuel) Ruiz, Lillie Valdez, Ursula Valdez- numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1027 35th Lane.

Valdez, Olivia Lisa Marie
Olivia Lisa Marie Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2000 - Olivia Lisa Marie Valdez, age 9, arrived on Earth Aug. 15, 1990, and after blessing us with her angelic presence, she returned to our Father May 19, 2000. Survived by her loving parents, Nathan and Rose Valdez; loving and caring sister, Ondrea Lujan, and beloved baby brother, Joey Valdez; grandparents, Jose A. Valdez, Teresita Casias and Ross Atencio; aunts and uncles, Eusebio Martinez, Joseph Trujillo, Ron (Felicia) Trujillo, Linda Trujillo, Yvette (Derick) Durbin, Carlos (Vicki) Casias, Steve (Terry) Casias, Bobby (Abbey) Casias and Mr. and Mrs. David Casias, Doreen, Beverly and Shirley Valdez, Joseph (Rita) Valdez, Karen (Rick) Spinuzzi, Phyllis (Willie) Gallegos and Stacey (Ben) Ponce; and numerous special, beloved cousins that Olivia loved very much, including special cousin and friend, Joseph Trujillo; and numerous special friends and other relatives. She is predeceased by great-grandmother, Flora Abeyta; grandfather, Robert Casias; grandmother, Alice Valdez; and uncle, Mike Trujillo. Olivia was in Mrs. Rutherford's third grade class at Somerlid Elementary School. She loved school, had perfect attendance since kindergarten and was an honor student. Olivia loved Jesus and enjoyed attending First Foursquare Gospel Church. She was always happy and her smile and hugs brought joy to everyone. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Foursquare Gospel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valdez, Patria
Patria Valdez – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Patria Valdez is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Patria Valdez: age 37, wife of miner on strike. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Valdez, Patricia A.
Patricia A. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2002 - Age 59, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 28, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born April 6, 1942, in Cimarron, N.M., to Lee and Victoria Samora who survive her. Also survived by her daughters, Trisha (Rob) Mauro and Tana Cordova, both of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Ashley, Lindsey, Brittney Trujillo and Sophia Mauro; siblings, Dorothy (Sil) Peralta, Ben (Barbara) Samora, JoAnn (Hector) Hernandez, June (Tony) Munoz, Lee (Bea) Samora, Henry Samora, Charles (Ruth Ellen) Samora, Larry (Cheryl) Samora, Gary (Elsie) Samora, Patrick Samora, Kathy (Todd) Ogden. She also leaves to cherish her memory her godchildren, David, Toni Louise and Kathy; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her brothers, Edward and Leonard Samora; and her nephew, Michael Peralta. Pat loved to cook for her family. She was famous for her “Flat Pie” that she always made for holidays and special occasions. Pat especially loved to go to Cripple Creek with her sister, June. Pat was a very loving and giving person. She cherished the time she spent with her granddaughters, they were her pride and joy. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Shrine of St. Therese. Inurnment, to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valdez, Patrick James
Patrick James Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 1998 - Patrick James Valdez, 38, of Pueblo, passed away June 1998. Born on March 17, 1960, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, Bert J. Valdez. Survived by his mother, Lillie Valdez of Pueblo- brother, Art (Zenie) Valdez, Colorado Springs- sister, Alberta Rodriguez, Colorado Springs- nephew, Art (Edi) Valdez Jr., Maryland, Robert Matamoros, Pueblo, and Brian Valdez, Colorado Springs- nieces, Christine (Ian) Crowley, Pueblo, Jodi Duran- great-nephews, Dillon Crowley and Travis Valdez- great-niece, Kaitlin Crowley. Survived by numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Enjoyed sports, fishing, playing pool and the time he spent with his family. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Carmel Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, at Mount Carmel Church, Rev. John Waters, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 3119 San Isabel.

Valdez, Rafelita
Rafelita Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2003 - Rafelita Valdez, 79. My loving wife was escorted by the angels to be in heaven with the Lord on Dec. 19, 2003. She resided in Pueblo, Colo., since 1949 and was a dedicated worker at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and retired in 1987. Survived by her loving husband, Raymond D. Valdez; and her five children, son, Raymond Phillip Valdez; daughters, Sophie Marlene (Tony) Martinez, Elsie (Gary) Samora, Betty (Steve) Gonzales and Carol (Don) Cappello; 12 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren; brother, Garfield (Vickie) Quintana; sisters, Flora (Steve) Varela and Neva Valdez. Her kind soul will be greatly missed. She is and always will be in our prayers. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, and Mass 9 a.m. Tuesday; both services at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Valdez, Rafelita L.
Rafelita L. "Rae" Valdez - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 18, 1993 - Rafelita L. "Rae" Valdez, 80, of Colorado Springs died Aug. 14, 1993, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. A vigil service will follow at 7 p.m. at Shrine of Remembrance Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church-Southgate, 1830 S. Corona St., with the Rev. William Martinez officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Shrine of Remembrance is handling arrangements. Mrs. Valdez was born Nov. 16, 1912, in Los Pinos, N.M., to Benjamin and Virginia Duran Garcia. She had lived in Colorado Springs since 1963 and also had lived in Pueblo and Antonito. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mrs. Valdez was married Dec. 12, 1932, in Antonito to Carlos C. Valdez, who survives. She also is survived by a son, Troy H. of Colorado Springs; four daughters, Arlene L. Jimenez of Pueblo, Marty L. Murdock, Shirley A. Garduno, and Beth O' Neill, all of Colorado Springs; a sister, Ruth Martinez of Colorado Springs; a brother, Moses Garcia of Denver; 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Lovato. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital Homecare, 1400 E. Boulder St., Colorado Springs 80901.

Valdez, Raymond R.
Raymond R. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 1986 - Raymond R. Valdez, 1426 Pine St., departed this life Saturday, Feb. 1, 1986, at his home. Born March 23, 1933, in Tioga, Colo. A U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Valdez was a Pueblo resident since 1951, coming from Walsenburg. He enjoyed fishing and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. Survivors include six daughters, Carrie (Anthony) Trujillo, Phyllis (John) Sanchez, Pat Valdez, Angie (Albert) Lujan, Emmy Valdez, all of Pueblo; and Cindy Valdez, Lansing, Mich.; two brothers, Ben (Bernice) Valdez, Pueblo; and Joe T. Valdez, Walsenburg; seven sisters, Rose (Carl) Gomez, Millie (Max) DeHerrera, Elizabeth (Oris) Tenorio, all of Pueblo; Ernestine (John) DeHerrera, Frances (Ross) Cruz, Flora (Ernie) Montano, Eleanor Valdez, all of Walsenburg; beloved friend, Bernice Garbiso, Pueblo; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 1108 Aqua Avenue, home of Rose Gomez.

Valdez, Richard Rick
Richard Rick Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 1997 - Richard Rick Valdez, 42, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 1, 1997, as a result of an auto accident. Survived by his wife, Julie A. Valdez- children, Margaux Lynn Valdez, Brad William Valdez and Claire and Tarah O'Malley- parents, Fermin (Fabiola) Valdez- brothers and sisters, John (Nancy) Valdez, LeRoy (Midge) Valdez, Gina Valdez, Mona (Mike) Golden, Tony (Kathi) Valdez and Jim Valdez- special friends, Don Cover and Dan Centa- and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Rick's first love was his children, Margaux and Brad. He was an avid fisherman and was instrumental in the development of the Downtown Bus Transit Center. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial gifts may be made to Brad and Margaux College Fund in his memory.

Valdez, Rita D.
Rita D. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1987 - Rita D. Valdez, 85, longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18, 1987 following an extended illness. Born in Las Vegas, N.M., on Feb. 28, 1902, the, daughter of the late Antonio Delgado and' Maria Montoya Delgado. She is survived by one sister, Toni Kutrulas, of Pueblo; one brother, Ismael Delgado, of Las Vegas, N.M.; a sister-in-law, Corina Delgado; niece, Mary Fulgenzi; two nephews; Joe L. Delgado and Ismael Delgado Jr., all of Las Vegas, N. M. She is also survived by other numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Holy Family Church. There will be no visitation. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. today at Holy Family Church. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1987, at Holy Family Church with Father Tom Adrians officiating. Cremation will follow.

Valdez, Robert
Robert Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1997 - Robert Valdez, 85, of Pueblo, formerly of San Luis, Colo., passed away Oct. 15, 1997. Born on Nov. 29, 1911, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Procopio Valles and Manuelita Valdez-former spouse, Telesfora Tillie" Valdez- son, Adrian Valdez- daughter, Regina Valdez. Survived by sons, Robert (Sophie) Valdez, Jerry Valdez, Roger (JoAnn) Valdez, all of Pueblo, Procopio (Jean) Valdez of Colorado Springs and Ruben (Kelly) Valdez of Colorado City- daughters, Erma Medina of Colorado Springs, Esther Valdez of Pueblo and Lizzie Rodriguez of Alamosa- brothers, Clovis (Paz) Valdez of Fredrick, Colo., and Eluterio (Lila) Valdez of San Luis- sisters, Elvira Aragon of Pueblo and Frances (Delbert) Romero of Alamosa. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 and funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20. Both at Romero Funeral Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Pastor Jim Velasquez to officiate. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at 908 E. Second St.

Valdez, Robert E. Jr.
Robert E. Valdez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2003 - Robert E. Valdez Jr., 61, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 20, 2003. Born April 23, 1942, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Valdez Sr., Telesfora Valdez; grandparents, Ray (Isabelle) Gonzales. Survived by wife, Sophie Valdez; sons, Adam Valdez, Pete (Mabel) Valdez, Amos Valdez, Alfred (Alvina) Valdez; daughters, Roberta Valdez, Annie (Jim) Valdez, Isabelle (Larry) Pacheco, Sophie Valdez, Judy Valdez; brothers, Cooper (Jean) Valdez, Jerry Valdez, Ruben (Kelly) Valdez; sisters, Esther Valdez, Lizzie Rodriguez; granddaughters, Alexia, Candace; numerous grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, friends and special friend, Valerie Sanchez. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday. All services at Romero Chapel.

Valdez, Rodolso
Rodolso Valdez – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Rodolso Valdez is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Source: Newspaper articles. Note: This person is not on the Ludlow Monument but is listed as a victim by the coroner's jury. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Valdez, Romanda Celia
Romanda Celia Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1986 - Romanda Celia Valdez, 312 Jane St., Avondale, affectionately known as "Sally," departed this life Dec. 8, 1986, at her home. A Pueblo resident since 1952, she was born Jan. 8, 1929, in Redwing. Preceded in death by her husband, Armando Valdez, in 1985, and brother, Anselmo Rivera, in 1979. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Survived by her children, Ellas (Joan) Valdez, Gerald Valdez, both of Pueblo, Florence Valdez, Baldwin Park, Calif.; one sister, Agnes (Sam) Vasquez, Aguilar; one grandchild, Adam L. Lopez, Baldwin Park; and a host of other relatives and friends. Mass of the Resurrection, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; rosary recitation, 11 a.m. Friday, both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, the Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the home.

Valdez, Rose D.
Rose D. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2003 - Rose D. Valdez passed away Dec. 17, 2003. She was born in San Pablo, Colo., on Feb. 6, 1918, and raised in Boone, Colo. Survived by her children, Connee and Frank Reed, Roberta Bratina, Jon Valdez; grandchildren, Scott and Angela Reed, Lori Horton, Tom Horton; great-grandchildren, Noelle and Ryan Reed, T.J. Horton, Teal and Ciara Carpenter; special niece, Maggie Becker; special nephews, Harold Bauch, Bob Valdez; brother-in-law, Leo Valdez; sisters-in-law, Mariea Vigil and Donna Vigil. Preceded in death by her husband, Anthony J. Valdez; parents, Eufelia and Adrian Vigil; sister, Martha Valdez; and brothers, Robert and David Vigil. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations in memory of Rose may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care through the funeral home office.

Valdez, Rose Elucinda
Rose Elucinda Valdez - Huerfano World - August 15, 1991 - Rose Elucinda Valdez, 70, of Walsenburg, died in her home, Monday, Aug. 12, 1991, after a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 15, 1920, in Walsenburg, she was raised here and attended local schools. On Dec. 23, 1938, she married Oscar Valdez in St. Mary church. Mrs. Valdez had been in ill health since October, 1988. Mrs. Valdez is survived by four daughters, Louise Steffani and Rosemary Bellah, Walsenburg, Orlena Montoya, Colorado Springs, and Nancy Barela, Augusta, GA; a son LeRoy Valdez, Cape Canaveral, FL; a sister Lorida Gillett, La Grande, OR; seven brothers, Max DeHerrera, Home Lake, Charles Vigil, Denver, John Vigil, Ben Vigil and Donnie Vigil, Pueblo, Louie Vigil and Solomon Vigil, Walsenburg; ten grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Valdez, Ruben Robert
Ruben Robert Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2003 - Ruben Robert Valdez, 65. Born Nov. 6, 1937, in Walsenburg, passed away May 15, 2003 at Parkview Medical Center. Affectionately known to his grandchildren as "Pa," he was an avid sports fan who enjoyed all sporting events, especially the New York Yankees and Colorado Rockies. Ruben was retired from the former Stein Food Company. He also lived in Avondale. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan Pedro and Maria Juanita (Martinez) Valdez; former wife Hilda C. Chavez; two brothers and two sisters; and granddaughter, Tisha Meadow Valdez. Survived by his children, Loretta (Ernie) Lucero, Jeannine (Robert) Keller, Lisa (Eugene Martinez) Valdez, Pete (Josephine) Valdez; five sisters, two brothers, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M. as celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following the service.

Valdez, Salome
Salome Valdez – Huerfano World – April 6, 2006 – M. Salome “Sally” Valdez, 88, long-time resident of Walsenburg, died April 4, 2006 at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge. Mrs. Valdez was born February 14, 1918 in North Veta, Colorado, to the late Armenio Pacheco and Telesfora Cruz Pacheco. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Nicolas Valdez, Sr. in 1987 and 2 sons, Nick Valdez, Jr. in 1990 and Gilbert R. Valdez in 1999. Her surviving children include stepson Mike (Frances) Valdez, Colorado Springs, Ruth (Jim) Boze, Aurora, Hurby (Julie) Valdez, Idaho Springs, Norberto (Janice) Valdez, Ft. Collins, Jeanette Valdez Bohon, Amissville, VA, Dennis (Janet) Valdez, Walsenburg, Florence (Russell) Romero, Lakewood, Elaine Valdez Prichard, Idaho Springs and Edith Valdez Peters, Pueblo. She has 24 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Valdez's siblings who preceded her in death include Ernesto Pacheco, Jose Evan Pacheco, Olivia Aragon and Ermelinda Valdez. Her surviving brothers and sisters are Naborsita Vigil, Claude Pacheco (Viola) and Nettie Quintana all of Walsenburg; Lucy Sanchez, Sarah Montoya, Katie Sanchez, and Oris Pacheco (Alice) all of Pueblo. She had many nephews and nieces. Mrs. Valdez was a kind and loving mother who loved to crochet, quilt and embroider projects to share with her children and grandchildren. A viewing and memorial service will be held April 6 at 7 p.m. at Emanuel Apostolic Temple, Walsenburg, Rev. Bernie Vigil presiding. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., April 7, and interment will be at North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. Contact Romero Family Funeral Home for information, 719-738-2152

Valdez, Santos
Santos Valdez - Wray Rattler - December 14, 1916 - Santos Valdez, a section hand on the D. & R. G., was killed under the wheels of a train at Pueblo.

Valdez, Stella Marie
Stella Marie Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2000 - Stella Marie Valdez, 74, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, departed this life April 21, 2000. She was affectionately known to her family as the "Boss." She was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Barela, Colo. She was known and loved by her grandchildren. She always took time to listen to each one's request or problem. They each knew she had the right answer for them. The only time when "Grams" did not answer right away is when her Denver Broncos were playing. Everyone knew not to disturb her until after the game and depending who won. Preceded in death by her parents, Donaciano and Fidelia (Pacheco) Maldonado; son, Roger Valdez; grandsons, Robert and Roger Valdez; two brothers; and five sisters. Survived by her best friend and husband of 57 years, Emilio Pete Valdez; children, R.J. (Tillie) Valdez, Josie (Alejandro) Herrera, Tina (Marty) Santistevan, Lawrence (Grace) Valdez and Joyce (Steve) Moore; siblings, George (Carmen) Maldonado, Sam (Sadie) Maldonado, Logia (Ben) Arguello, Nora Madrid and Elizabeth Martinez; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; in-laws, Bernice Maldonado, Crisilda Martinez, Carrie Valdez, Robert Valdez and Alfred Ortiz; close friend, Kathy Powers; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Mark A. Plewka, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2202 Perry Ave.

Valdez, Teresa
Teresa Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2004 - Teresa Valdez, of Thornton, Colo., passed away on April 22, 2004, at her home. She was born on Feb. 7, 1940, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Federico and Ruby (Lujan) Gallegos. Grateful for having shared in her life are her children, Nikki Valdez, Alan Valdez, Dominic (Teresa) Valdes; grandchildren, Andrew and Nicholas Valdez; sisters, Rosalie Gallegos and Mary Lou (Albert) Gallegos; brothers, Dimas (Maxine) Gallegos, George (Anita) Gallegos, Pete Gallegos, Phillip (True) Gallegos and Benji (Elaine) Gallegos. Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Rundus Funeral Home, Broomfield, Colo. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.

Valdez, Thomas E.
Thomas E. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2000 - Thomas E. Valdez, 46, departed this world for a better place on June 19, 2000. Born April 3, 1954, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, Leo J. Valdez. He leaves to celebrate his life his beloved sons, Matthew Thomas and Jeremy Rudy. Survived by his mother, Adeline Valdez; and siblings, Lou Valdez, Mona Martinez, Patricia DeLaCruz, Rosalie (Victor) Farias, Elizabeth (Royce Brumfield) Valdez, Leo (Marisa) Valdez, Monica (David Bagdanov) Valdez and Paul Valdez; his Godson, David Farias; and his nieces and nephews. Thomas was a valuable employee of the Union Trading Company, where he freely shared his knowledge of Mexican art and handcrafts with his customers. He was a loving, caring, giving, and gentle man who will be remembered for his passion for music, art, and knowledge. Services will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church, Rosary, Thursday at 7 p.m., and Mass of the Resurrection, Friday at 10 a.m.

Valdez, Tim
Tim Valdez - Walsenburg World-Independent - February 7, 1945 - Tim Valdez Dies In Pacific Action - Pfc. Tim Valdez, stepson of Mrs. Clara Valdez of this city, was killed while on active duty in the South Pacific, according to word received here this week. Pfc. Valdez had been in service five and one-half years, and was 18 months overseas. He was killed on Dec. 19, according to the official word received here, and was serving with a cavalry unit. He is survived by his widow and by two children, now residents of Pueblo; and by a number of brothers and sisters. No further details concerning the circumstances of his death were received here. Huerfano World - February 12, 2004 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1945: Pfc. Tim Valdez of Walsenburg was killed on duty in the South Pacific in December.

Valdez, Tom
Tom Valdez – Pueblo Chieftain – October 15, 2006 - Tom Valdez, 77, former employee of St. Mary Corwin Hospital passed away Oct. 4, 2006 in California. Predeceased by brothers and sisters Joe, Alex, Lena, Ernestine, Susie and Marcy. Survived by numerous nephews and nieces in the Oliva, Quintana and Valdez Families and special friend Donald Queen. Memorial service 6 p.m., Tues., Oct. 18, 2006, The Lords Vineyard, 630 Broadway.

Valdez, Victor Milton
Victor Milton Valdez - Sacramento Bee – April 29, 2004 - Victor Milton Valdez, born in Walsenburg, CO August 25, 1933, passed away in Sacramento, CA April 27, 2004. Preceded in death by loving wife Mary Valdez, parents James and Norma Valdez, sister Effie Manriquez and daughter-in-law Shawn Valdez. Survived by his loving children Victor M. Valdez, Jr., Charlene Leventon and Diane Senna (husband Ronald). Brother of James, Harold and Gary Valdez, Nina Watson, and beloved sister-in-law Patricia Myers of MI. Grandfather of Zachary and Jarrett Valdez, Nicole Craig, Michael Leventon, Stephanie, James and Chris Senna, Riki Gonzalez, and great-grandfather of Amber and William Craig, Marcelles Sheffield and Vanessa Senna. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Lucky. Retired from the City of Sacramento. He will be remembered for his love of children and family, sports, wonderful stories and great sense of humor. Special thanks to Jim and Greg for their loving care. Friends are welcome for visitation beginning at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 29, 2004 followed by the Rosary at 6:30 PM and also the Funeral Service, 10:00 AM Friday at the George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers, Riverside Boulevard and Second Avenue. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery.

Valdez, Viola
Viola Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 1986 - Viola Valdez, 67, late of 2607 E. Sixth St., died June 4, 1986. Wife of Sam J. Valdez Sr. and mother of Alice Valdez, Denver, Dolores (Ned) Valdez of Pueblo, Dorothy (Bob) Lott of Denver, Anna (Joe) Gallegos of Cimarron, N.M., John (Corina) Valdez, Pueblo, Agnes (Leonard) LaCrue of Pueblo, Henry Maxwell of Utah and Diane Valdez of Pueblo. A sister to Roy Maestas, Sally Martinez and Flora Coca, all of Pueblo, Gilbert Valdez and Andres Valdez, both of Denver, and Onofre Aguilar of Cimarron. A daughter-in-law, Emily Valdez of Denver, as well as 28 grand-children and 37 great-grandchildren also survive. Preceded in death by son, Sam Valdez Jr., in 1981, and a brother, Pablo Valdez, in 1968. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Saturday at Rivera Chapel. Mass and interment in Cimarron, N.M. Family will receive friends at 2607 E. Sixth and 2107 E. Ninth, home of son, John Valdez.

Valdez, Virginia Viola
Virginia Viola Valdez - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 2, 2008 - July 30, 1942 - February 27, 2008. 65, passed away at Pikes Peak Hospice from cancer. She was a homemaker. Ms. Valdez was born in Aguilar, CO to Julian and Sophie Valdez. She is survived by her brother John F. Valdez (Margaret), sisters; Marie Joyce and Mary Bramer (Donald) and predeceased by her following siblings; Beatrice Darnel, Pauline Joyce, Edward, Eloy, Jimmy Valdez and her loving companion, "Otis" her pet pug. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews with one very dear to her heart; Robert J. Valdez (Lisa) of North Pole, Alaska. A vigil will be from 5 - 7 p.m. with the rosary to follow at Cappadona Funeral Home, 1020 E. Fillmore St. on Monday, 3 March. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, 4 March at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1520 E. Yampa St. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Divine Redeemer Food Pantry, 1520 E. Yampa St., Colorado Springs 80909.

Valdez, William
William (Billy) Valdez - Huerfano World - November 1, 2007 - William (Billy) Valdez entered into rest October 6, 2007. Survived by sisters, Dorothy Martinez, Viola Sanchez and Marty Chinn; brother, Albert Valdez Jr., niece Sharon Apodaca. Come celebrate his life on November 3, 2007. Mass, St. Mary Church at 11 a.m.

Valdez, William O.
William O. "Willie" Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1997 - William O. "Willie" Valdez of Walsenburg. Cremation has taken place. No viewing or service.



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