|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1935|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 2012|
Pastor Elias Valdez, of Velarde, was predeceased by Paternal Grandparents Elias Valdez & Cirilia Roybal-Valdez; Maternal grandparents Melquides Esquibel & Teodocia Gutierrez-Esquibel; parents Manuel Valdez and Delidia Esquibel-Valdez; son Gilbert M. Valdez; sisters Bertha Esquibel and Susie Martinez; and nephew Aaron L. Martinez.
Elias was survived by children: Kenneth Valdez (companion Veronica Martinez) of Rio Chama, Kathleen Maestas (husband Randy) of Alcalde, Urias Valdez of Velarde and Carmen E. Valdez of Albuquerque; siblings: Manuel Valdez of Fairview, Robert Valdez (wife Ernestine) of La Mesilla, Levi Valdez (wife Angie) of Velarde, Alice Martinez of Velarde, Betty Duran (husband Tomas) of Pueblo, Colorado; and Evila Rivera (companion 'Pula Martinez) of Albuquerque; grandchildren: Andrea, Isaiah, Kasey Anne, Joel, Randy Jr., Anthony, Marlene, Miquela, Gilbert Jr., Ray, Jordan, Steven and Gilbert; great-grandchildren: Jeslyn, Jennifer, Kasen, Zamara, Breanna, Neveah and Zoe, as well as other relatives and many friends.
Elias was a veteran of The United States Army, and worked as a heavy equipment operator for Jack Adams Construction and Paul Parker Construction, in Los Alamos. He dedicated his life to bringing the word of God to his church family as a pastor at The Apostolic Church of Christ in Velarde, and also in a religious radio program on KDCE radio for well over 30 years. He touched many lives through his outreach, and took great pleasure in helping to bring friends & family to the Lord.
An evening Devotional Service will be held on Sunday March, 18th at 5:30 p.m. at the Rivera Funeral Home Chapel in Espaņola. The funeral service will be on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. also at Rivera Funeral Home in Espaņola, with interment to follow at The Apostolic of Jesus Christ Cemetery in Velarde, with the following serving as pallbearers: Anthony R. Valdez, Donald Valdez, Levi Valdez Jr. Ray Arrieta, Anthony Valdez and Joel Montoya, and honorary pallbearers being his grandchildren, J.R. Duran, and also his church family.
Gilbert M Valdez (1967 - 2005)*
Apostolic of Jesus Christ Cemetery
Rio Arriba County
New Mexico, USA
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Record added: Mar 18, 2012
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