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Odessa Funeral Home

1700 North Jackson, Odessa, TX

OBITUARY

Estella Rivera Valdez

August 14, 1935May 17, 2019
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Estella Rivera Valdez, 83, of Odessa, Texas, passed away peacefully in her home, on May 17, 2019.

Estella was born in Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico, to Pablo and Albita Rivera, on August 14, 1935. She married the love of her life Arnulfo Valdez Sr., on August 6, 1956 in Zaragoza. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was a very loving and giving person, who loved her family with all that she was.

Estella is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Teresa Rivera, and her brothers, Norberto Rivera and Rodolfo Rivera.

Estella is survived by her Husband of 62 years, Arnulfo Valdez Sr.; her Children, Maria E. Valdez-Vasquez, Arnulfo Valdez Jr., and wife Dene, Valdo Valdez and wife Mary, Leti Martinez and Husband Timmy, Gracie Aguilar and husband Climente. 13 Grandchildren and 20 Great-Grandchildren.

Please join us any time from 9am to 9pm, Tuesday May 21, 2019 at Odessa Funeral Home for Visitation. A Rosary will be held at 7pm that evening. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday May 22, 2019, also in the Chapel at Odessa Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to Cynthia from Home Hospice for being sweet and attentive with our beautiful angel, and to our amazing cousin Juliieta Rivera (Judy). Thank you for the love and care you gave our mother.

  • FAMILY

  • Arnulfo Valdez Sr, Husband of 62 years
  • Maria E. Valdez-Vasquez, Daughter
  • Arnulfo Valdez Jr. and wife Dene, Son
  • Valdo Valdez and wife Mary, Son
  • Leti Martinez and husband Timmy, Daughter
  • Gracie Aguilar and husband Climente, Daughter
  • Estella is also survived by her, 13 Grandchildren and 20 Great-Grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • AJ Valdez
  • Eric Valdez
  • Terence Martinez
  • Jacob Martinez
  • Isaac Lozano
  • Christopher Aguilar

Services

  • Rosary Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Memories

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Timothy R. Martinez

May 18, 2019

God bless those of us who are here to support each other. Mom has completed her life mission, it is now on us to complete our life mission to be reunited with her. Thank you for such a wonderful time together, and thank you for the opportunity to marry your beautiful daughter to become a member of this wonderfully blessed family. I thank God daily, I am truly blessed! 🙏

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