Norma Emma Lopez Valdez
October 22, 1947 – April 8, 2019
Norma Emma López Valdez was born October 22, 1947 in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico Beloved wife and mother, she is preceded in death by her husband Frank Garza Valdez and her parents, Maria de la Luz Caballero and Raúl López.
Norma is survived by her daughters Teresa O. Martinez of Leander, TX, Francies M. Owens of Deer Park, TX, Joanna M. Garza of Alvin, TX and her son Frank Valdez Jr of Pasadena, TX. She has 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Norma is also survived by her sisters Mary Gutierrez, Rosa Linda Valdes, Estella Stafford, Maria Valdez, Anna Fowler, Sandra Valdez and brother Hector López. She is predeceased by her brother Raúl López Jr.
Pallbearers include her grandsons Bryce Martinez, Gary Owens, Frank Valdez III, Christopher Valdez, Zachary Valdez and Jachob Garza.
Norma is affectionately known to most who loved her as Momo and will be missed. The Celebration of Life for Norma will be held at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. Visitation 5-9pm, Friday, April 12 in the Grand Chapel with rosary from 7-7:30pm. Services 10:00am, Saturday, April 13, in the Grand Chapel. Burial and graveside services will follow at Forest Park Cemetery.
- Visitation Friday, April 12, 2019
- Rosary Friday, April 12, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
Norma Emma Lopez Valdez
April 11, 2019
When I think about my childhood, there are not many memories that you are not in. I can picture 1301 Teakwood. Sleeping with you and Grandpa until I was wayyy too old to share. I remember fresh tortillas before you started making the store bought ones and telling me they were just as good(lies). Syfy always on TV. I remember walking miles to the thrift store. Family always over and somehow you always finding a way to nag at Popo. You never had much, but for Family they always had a place in your home. Having a green thumb and watching over everyone.
You and Popo taught me many things. You believed in me unshakably. No matter what I wanted or choose to do, you trusted and believed in me. You taught me compassion. You may have judged me behind closed doors but you never let me know if you did. You gave me your last dollar several times. Most importantly you taught me how to love.
This is a very emotional and challenging time for me. I have struggled to understand and accept losing you. It feels like a nightmare but this is my reality. You are gone. You are both gone. Things will change now. People will drift apart and I may never see some Family members again after we close your casket. I will have to repair the hole left in my heart knowing you two will not be there to help me through this.
I find solace in knowing that Popo was waiting for you. That he was with us in that room when you took your last breath. He was smiling to see all of us with you. That he knew you were taken care of for the last four years while he was on vacation :). He was happy to see all you pain and suffering go away and thrilled to be able to walk you to see your Mother and Father again.
I am grateful for my Family. I am grateful that I was blessed to be raised in a home that was not wealthy in material items but rather in love. I am beyond grateful that I was blessed to have you as my Grandmother. I promise to think about you and Popo every single day. I love you guys.
April 11, 2019
Norma was a beautiful lady i loved her we could sit and talk for hours rip beautiful lady give my husband a hug for me will miss you dearly you will always have a special place in my heart my beautiful friend
April 10, 2019
Momo was one of the sweetest ladies I met. The love she had for my sister was strongly felt ... so strong I felt just as loved by her. It has been an honor to have been part of the Valdez family.
My deepest condolences to all the family. Frank, Jess and my sweet boys, I love y’all. May Momo Rest In Peace along side Popo.