|Birth: ||May 17, 1934|
|Death: ||Dec. 29, 2011|
Benito, a resident of Pojoaque, was predeceased by his parents Valentin and Eva O. Valdez; brothers-in-law: Juan and Isaac Garcia, Lucas Duran and Andy Sanchez; sisters-in-law: Mary Montgomery and Julie Garcia.
Benito was survived by his wife of 52 years, Grace G. Valdez; daughters: Darlene Valdez Gallegos (Arsenio) and Laureen Valdez (Alec Mottershead); sons: Dennis Valdez and Patrick Valdez (Kathy); sisters: Maria Espinoza (Luben), Gregoria Tafoya (Joe N.), Erma Lujan (Joe), Mela Sanchez, Filia Duran, Corrine Ortiz (Joe) and Doretta Rodriguez; brothers: Jose A.Valdez (Tessie), Michael Valdez (Teresita); grandchildren: Delaine Mottershead, Amanda Mottershead, Matthew Salazar, Andrew Salazar (fiancÚ Amanda), and Alana Culverson; great-grandson Joshua "Ben" Salazar; step-grandchildren: Shannon Gallegos, Pierce Gallegos, Jerry Lee Gutierrez, and Michael Gutierrez; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Garcia (Bill), Evangelene Jaramillo (Lawrence), Virginia and Liz Garcia; brother-in-law Eugene Garcia (Esther); numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.
Benito retired from Los Alamos County. He was a devoted Catholic and proud member of Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and president for 30 years for Acequia Larga in Pojoaque. In his spare time he was an avid carpenter and an active volunteer in his community.
Public visitation and Rosary were on January 3, 2012 at Sagrado Corazon in Nambe. A second rosary was recited on January 4, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Pojoaque. Burial followed at Nambe Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers: Chris Espinoza, Arsenio Gallegos, Brent Jaramillo, Alec Mottershead, Michael Valdez Jr., and George Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers: all the members of the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, all his grandchildren and great-grandson Joshua Ben Salazar.
Valentin R. Valdez (1898 - 1966)
Eva O Valdez (1906 - 1997)
PFC US ARMY
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
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Record added: Jun 02, 2012
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