OBITUARY

Rose Valdez

November 26, 1917October 2, 2016

Senfarosa Armijo Valdez, affectionately known as “Rose,” passed away on October 2, 2016 in Pueblo, Colorado. She was born on November 26, 1917 in Walsenburg, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband Ben G Valdez; 2 daughters, Gloria and Consuelo and 4 sons; Henry, John, Jim, Arthur, and 1 daughter in law Sylvia Valdez; 4 grandsons, 3 sons in law; one sister, Stella McGaha, and 3 brothers, John, Ben, and Felix. She leaves to cherish her memories are her sons and daughter in law; Dave (Priscilla), Joseph (Isabelle), Daniel (Sharon) Valdez and daughters Erma Phillips, Lucille Martinez, Patricia (Joe Raymond) Ayala, Nancy Mestas, JoAnna (Chris) Vigil and daughters in law Cecilia, Rosemary, and MaryAnn Valdez; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, great-great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Our mother was a very talented person, because everything she accomplished was self-taught. Before she took up painting, she was a very good seamstress. She used to make our clothes for school. Then she would make bonnets and quilts, and do some mending for people that she knew. She also made my grandmother some flannel nightgowns so that she wouldn’t be cold. Our mother also taught herself how to play the piano. We knew it was time to get up for school when she would play the piano. I guess that was better than getting water thrown on our faces. Now back to the paintings. She joined the art guild and flourished from there where she had won numerous awards and where she got a chance to show off her work. One of her greatest accomplishments was when she was a candidate for the silver queen for the fair one year because they had displayed her art work. Although she didn’t win, she will always be in our minds and in our hearts “the Silver Queen.” Through all the years, our mother was a very good teacher and provider because she had instilled in us to get an education so that we could better ourselves, learn from our mistakes, to be caring toward others. She was always there for us, no matter what. Also making sure we were takin care of and being fed. Last but not least the best cook ever. Especially making mounds of fat tortillas and biscuits you could tear open and make sandwiches with them. After all, having 14 kids to feed was to her probably feeding an army. We will always remember the gathering we had during the fiesta day when everyone would pitch in and enjoy the food and company and the parades. She would be looking forward to that day. She was so proud because she had a daughter in law that was the 1st queen and a granddaughter who was fiesta queen too. There have been many historical events in my mother’s life – too many to mention and it keeps us in awe. She also made sure we learned about God, Jesus, and the bible. For us to keep the faith like she did. Have faith and love in God.

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Joseph & Linda Pacheco

October 6, 2016

To The Family Of Rose Valdez, Our prayers and thoughts are with you for your loss. May God Bless You Now And Forever. AMEN From Joseph & Linda Pacheco

Joe & Linda Pacheco

October 6, 2016

To The Family Of Rose Valdez, We are truly sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers will be all of those who have touched her heart. God be With You Now And Forever AMEN... Joseph & Linda Pacheco

Laura Hacsi

October 6, 2016

JoAnna, So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I send my sympathy and prayers to you and your family. I know she will be missed by all of you. With heartful sympathy, Laura Hacsi

Sharon Valdez

October 6, 2016

I will always cherish the moments I spent with my mother in law. Her name Rose is so beautiful just like her personality. I would like to share a memory I have from when I joined the family back in 1981. My husband Daniel and I would vist mom and dad and they would always be so happy to see us. They would give us money to go buy donuts and throughout the day the brothers, sisters and their children would visit mom and dad on Cypress street. We would share stories watch the kids play and enjoy a meal. Even at the late hours in the night mom and dad would sit outside on the porch just cuddled up like two love birds. They loved all their children their stories they told will remain timeless. Now It saddens me to say good-bye to her. As God will now carry Rose through those pearly gates in heaven as she meets her loved ones on the other side. Amen!

Daniel Valdez

October 5, 2016

I love you mother!

Linda Phillips

October 5, 2016

Grandma thank you for giving us 98 years with us our memories we will cherish forever the fiesta days the delicious smell of your tortillas the trips to the junk stores Santa workshop listening to Freddie fender and watching you do your paintings I'm sure I have many more to tell you did great watching all of us grow up and have our families now you and grandpa are in heaven with my uncles and cousins guiding us through this time and more I love you for what you gave us and more never forgotten always in our hearts love you

Sue Turner

October 5, 2016

I am so sorry for the loss of Rose, she was the sweetest lady at the nursing facility she would just light up when she saw you. She will be missed deeply. I am Sue Turner, and I worked with Rose when I worked there in 2007 and 2008. I now volunteer there. and she was still the delight that I had worked with. May God Bless Her and Her Family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY