January 11, 1930 – October 6, 2019
Carmen Valdivia, age 89, of National City passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 6, 2019.
She was born January 11, 1930 in Topeka, Kansas. She married Joseph Valdivia, in 1949 who preceded her in death in 1982.
Carmen loved to cook for people. She also shared her love with food such as fresh homemade flour tortillas, refried beans and tacos for her family.
She was a devout Christian woman who loved Jesus, and to read the bible. Carmen is survived by her sister Jenny Ortega; her daughter Cynthia Mendoza and her husband Richard Mendoza; four sons and their wives, Joey and Kate Valdivia, Mike and Jacquelyn Valdivia, Pat and Barbara Valdivia, and Jaime and Mary Valdivia, 10 grandchildren, Nicole Llamas (Jorge), John Mendoza, Marcus Valdivia, Angelique Chafe(Ryan), Mike Valdivia, Patrick Valdivia, Tyler Valdivia, Anya Valdivia and James Valdivia, Tony Valdivia. Plus 12 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild and her many nephews and nieces. All of these she loved and touched deeply.
Please join us celebrating her life Monday October 14, 2019, 1:30 p.m. at Glen Abby Mortuary, 3838 Bonita Rd., Bonita, CA. 91902
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to The Elizabeth Hospice 500 La Terraza Blvd #130 Escondido CA 92025-9801
- Cynthia Mendoza, Daughter
- Richard Mendoza, Son-in-law
- Joe Valdivia, Son
- Kathryn Valdivia, Daughter-in-law
- Mike Valdivia, Son
- Jacqi Valdivia, Daughter-in-law
- Patrick Valdivia, Son
- Barbara Valdivia, Daughter-in-law
- Jaime Valdivia, Son
- Mary Valdivia, Daughter-in-law
- 9 Grand Children, 6 Great Grand Children, 1 Great-Great Grandchild
- Joe Valdivia, Pallbearer
- Mike Valdivia, Pallbearer
- Patrick Valdivia, Pallbearer
- Jaime Valdivia, Pallbearer
- James Valdivia, Pallbearer
- Richard Mendoza, Pallbearer
- Graveside Service Monday, October 14, 2019
October 14, 2019
Just wanted to say so long for a while, will see you again and you will always be in my heart and memories forever, and boy oh boy did we have a great time sipping margaritas on your porch. You were always there for me in good times and sad ones, you as my big sister brought me through it. Love you always big sis. Love jenny.
October 11, 2019
Meeting you and caring for you was my pleasure Ms. Carmen I miss you and our mornings together you taught me what it is to be brave, as you made your transition to eternal life to be with our Lord. God bless you Carmen. Love Nini.