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Elena Valdez
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1916
Death: Mar. 27, 2010

Elena E. Valdez Age 93, beloved sister, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, and friend passed away March 27, 2010. She joins her husband Roman and son Elmer whom she loved and missed. She is also preceded in death by her sisters Marcelina, Sophia and Lindy. She passed away peacefully in Santa Fe surrounded by her family, in the comfort of her daughter's home. Elena was born on October 12, 1916 in Mora, N.M. to parents, Eugenio and Antonia Espinoza and raised by Abelino and Sinforosa Espinoza. There, she grew up, attended school and met and married Roman. They had 6 children in Mora, 2 of which died at very early ages. In 1948 they moved to Santa Fe and had 4 more children. At the time of Roman's death in 1981, they were married 43 years and had raised 8 children. Elena's legacy lives on through her sons and daughters: Gilbert (Frances), Elsie Jones (Robert), Carol Herrera (John), Rose Castellano (Darlina), Roman Jr., Michael, and Debra Kitchens (Robert); as well as 26 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Elena is a member of St. Anne Parish as well as a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 2811. This year would have been her 25th year to become a Golden Eagle. Although she is no longer with us in body, we know her spirit, along with Roman's, will always watch over us as the guardian angels of our family. Elena's family would like to especially thank her care givers Anna Jaramillo, Nohemi Torres, Anna Managana, Loyola Serna, and the staff of Odyssey Hospice Healthcare, specifically Nancy Fudge, for all their special loving care given to beloved Elena. A Rosary will be recited at 7p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church; 417 Agua Fria St. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at St. Anne Parish, 511 Alicia St. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery. A Reception will follow interment at St. Anne Parish, 511 Alicia St. Pallbearers will include: Joseph Jones, Joshua Herrera, Eugene Kitchens, Fabian Valdez, Gilbert Roman Valdez, Mikey A. Valdez Jr., Monica Castellano, and Anna Chandler. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Beau Anderson, Kenny Chandler, Chris Hancock, Chris Jimenez, Chris Kitchens, Kenny Romp, Matt Romero, Paul Andrews, Robert Lucero, and Raul Valdez. The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options 417 East Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)989-7032
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on March 30, 2010 
Rosario Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Mar 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50454612
Elena Valdez
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