Marta Ramona González Valdés

August 31, 1933September 9, 2018

Marta Ramona González Valdés, 85, died on Sunday, September 9, 2018. She was born on August 31st, 1933 in Cardenas, Cuba. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. She graduated from the University of Havana and taught school for 42 years. She began teaching elementary school in Cuba. She married Cristóbal Valdés in 1956. They had to leave the country because of Communist takeover in 1960. She is survived by her two children, Jorge, Maureen (Ben), and one grandson, Isaac.

Martha earned a Ph.D in education at Havana University in 1960 and a Master of Arts degree at the University of Georgia in 1982. Martha taught in Bibb County elementary schools for several years and spent the majority of her teaching career, from 1967-1992, at Warner Robins High School in Warner Robins, Ga. She lived in Ft. Valley, Ga. and continued to teach part time at Peach County High School in Ft. Valley. Ga. until 2001. She loved her students and took great pride in their accomplishments. She was awarded STAR teacher and received numerous teaching accolades into the Houston County Teacher Hall of Fame in Perry, Ga. She had a very strong allegiance to the United States and cherished the freedom the USA allowed her to enjoy.

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  • She is survived by her two children, Jorge, Maureen (Ben), and one grandson, Isaac.

Marta Ramona González Valdés

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Elaine Runyon Hardison

September 27, 2018

Senora Valdes was one of my favorite teachers and I always felt that I was one of her favorite students- I believe she made All her students feel that way. She cared about us and respected us. There will always be a spot in my heart for Senora Valdes-with love Elena

Bessie Bynum-Bryant

September 15, 2018

Deepest sympathy to the family of Senora Valdes...your mom was truly a wonderful person with a bright, warm welcoming smile...she will forever be etched in our memories...only time will heal your loss so let God be your strength.

Ted Schubert

September 12, 2018

I'm sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful teacher. Condolences to you and your family.

Darrin Helfers

September 12, 2018

My sincere condolences to the whole Valdes family. Many of my fondest memories of high school were in her classroom before homeroom each day. And I loved all my Spanish classes with her. All of us loved your mother very much and she will be missed. Just looking at all the posts here it is clear how much she means to everyone. It also reminds me of how inspirational she was, how much she cared about her students and how good a person she was.

Melissa Baima

September 12, 2018

My deepest condolences to your family. You were an awesome teacher. And you loved not only by me, but many others.

Cheryl Warder Jones

September 12, 2018

What a wonderful inspirational teacher! She was one of a kind. I had the pleasure of having both Marta and Elsa Valdés in the 70s at WRHS. I visited family and Atlanta with her as a student. She was such an inspiration to me that I too majored in Spanish , became a Spanish teacher for 31 years and had the opportunity to return to my alma mater (WRHS) in 2004 and finish my career there in 2015 before retiring. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful dedicated lady with us at WRHS.

Melody Mayhew Spalinger

September 12, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family of Senora Valdes. I loved my 3 years of Spanish with her at WRHS. She also taught me to crossstitch when I was her class aide. She was a beloved teacher!

Leslie Trescot

September 11, 2018

Jorge - I’m so sorry for your loss. Although I did not have your Mom as a teacher, I always thought she was one of the loveliest & classiest ladies at WRHS❤️ My sister had her as a teacher & absolutely adored her. Thinking & praying for you & your family as you grieve her passing & celebrate her life 😘❌⭕️ Leslie (Brazell) Trescot

Ann Susmar

September 11, 2018

Mrs. Valdes was the best Spanish teacher ever! I had her for three years while in Warner Robins High School (class of 1969) and I used to buy her Cuban coffee when my family traveled to Miami, FL periodically. She even made us paella one year! Loved her!

Cyndi Parker

September 11, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful teacher. You are in my thoughts.