Johnson's Funeral Home

435 West Beauregard, San Angelo, TX


Rebecca "Becky" Valadez Harding

April 22, 1959September 29, 2019
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Rebecca “Becky” Valadez Harding, 60, of San Angelo, Texas entered into rest on September 29, 2019. Rebecca was born to Florencio and Jesusita Valadez on April 22, 1959 in Del Rio, Texas. She attended Central High School and later married the love of her life, Koby Harding, Sr. in 1976. Together they welcomed three children into the world. Becky was also a career woman, working as an Endoscope Assembler at Ethicon for many years.

Becky is survived by her loving husband, Koby Joe Harding, Sr.; children and their spouses Koby Joe Harding Jr., Brandon Jay Harding, and Justine Harding; grandchildren Zachary Harding, Jarrett Harding, Brooklyn Harding, Madison Harding, Sterling Harding, Spencer Harding, Sutton Harding, Kaleb B. Harding, and Mikaela Harding; siblings Tracy Valadez, Joe Valadez, Idalia Valadez, Lupe Villarreal, Hortencia Leyva, and Rachael Martinez. She will be deeply missed by all of those who had the privilege of knowing her.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October from 6-9 pm at Johnson’s Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 4 at 10:00 am, with interment to follow at Johnson’s Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the Harding family asks that donations be made in Rebecca’s memory to First Assembly of God Church, 1442 Edmund Boulevard, San Angelo, Texas 76901.


  • Kobe Joe Harding Sr., Husband
  • Kobe Joe Harding Jr., Son
  • Brandon Jay Harding, Son
  • Justine Harding, Daughter
  • Zachary Harding, Grandchild
  • Jarrett Harding, Grandchild
  • Brooklyn Harding, Grandchild
  • Madison Harding, Grandchild
  • Madison Harding, Grandchild
  • Sterling Harding, Grandchild
  • Spencer Harding, Grandchild
  • Sutton Harding, Grandchild
  • Kaleb B. Harding, Grandchild
  • Mikaela Harding, Grandchild
  • Tracy Valadez, Sibling
  • Joe Valadez, Sibling
  • Idalia Valadez, Sibling
  • Lupe Villareal, Sibling
  • Hortencia Leyva, Sibling
  • Rachael Martinez, Sibling

  • Kobe Joe Harding Jr., Pallbearer
  • Brandon Jay Harding , Pallbearer
  • Zachary Harding, Pallbearer
  • Jarrett Harding, Pallbearer
  • Sterling Harding, Pallbearer
  • Spencer Harding, Pallbearer
  • David Torres, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Justin Martinez, Honorary Pallbearer

  • First Assembly of God Church


  • Visitation Thursday, October 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 4, 2019


Rebecca "Becky" Valadez Harding

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Lydia (Riles) Briggs

October 4, 2019

Dearest Koby and family, mom and I are so deeply sorry for the unbearable heartbreaking loss of your sweet, kind, generous and always loving mom. She was your world, and to her, you and yours, and all of her beautiful family, were the world to her. Becky loved every one of you deeply, madly, and fiercely without reservations or conditions. Those of us fortunate enough, and blessed, to have her consider us friends, even family, also knew how fiercely she loved, because she even loved us just as fiercely. And I myself, am so very humbled, grateful and very blessed to have been a part of her world. I have always thanked God, and will always continue to do so, for putting me into her world from the young age of 6 yrs old. And in doing so, we became more than just best friends. We shared so much in life as we were growing up together, yes, the good and the bad, but together we got thru and came out on the other side to be so very close that we considered each other sisters, true family. I had always felt so blessed to be a part of Becky’s life. I was a better person, a better friend because of Becky. Her strong and fierce love and loyalty pulled me thru more than I was ever able to express to her, but she said I had done the same for her. She believed, as did I, that this was the reason we were so close and our friendship so very strong that the feeling of closeness of that of sisters was such a great blessing and a beautiful gift after sustaining our close connection for more than 5 decades, even when life seemed to pull us in different directions, as life is prone to do. But as life is also prone to do, it always managed to reconnect us, and it was as if we just picked up where we had left off years earlier. From 6 yrs old to 58 yrs old now, how did time move so quickly. We are so sorry we were unable to attend the service. Please know that you and yours are in our hearts, souls and prayers now and always. Love, comfort being sent to you & yours Koby. Mary&Lydie

Joseph Lopez

October 2, 2019

May the Lord bless the Harding Family. Becky surely always treating me like I was a child of hers when Koby and I were growing up and end even in my adult years. There was never a time I walked in the door and she did not ask how I was and insisted I have something to eat or drink. I have very fond memories. Becky your kindness will be an example of who I hope to be one day.

Tina shaffer

October 2, 2019

I've known Becky and her family for a while my condolences go out to the Harding family I'm so sorry we had just gotten together with Becky and Kobe Joe 2 weeks ago my heart is heavy for all of you,,,you will all be in my prayers Psalms 23 comes to mind when I think of Becky she is at rest God bless to all of you rest in peace Becky now you are resting...

Carol Smith

October 1, 2019

Becky was a very kind soul. I loved visiting with her. I saw her a few times after our retirements. She has lovely sisters I also know. Bless the family with God’s precious love.

Frances Nieves

October 1, 2019

My condolences to the family. I worked several years with Becky at Ethicon. She was a good friend and will be missed dearly. May you Rest in Peace.

Gloria Martinez

October 1, 2019

Becky and I worked at ethicon for 5 years she was a good friend a good worker and loved her family and her grandkids she will be missed dearly by me. Amen

Brandi Rodriguez-Gutierrez

September 30, 2019

My condolences to all the family of Becky Valadez-Harding. As I was growing up I remember coming over the house with my step dad Joe. It's been so long since I've seen everyone. My prayers are especially with her children and grand-children. May the Lord receive her with open arms.
Psalm 34:17-19
"17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears; He delivers them from all their troubles. 18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted; He saves the contrite in spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him from them all.…"