OBITUARY

David G Valenzuela

July 30, 1948June 15, 2014

David Gonzales Valenzuela went to be with our Heavenly Father on June 15, 2014. He was 65 and living in Surprise, Arizona. He was born in Silver City, New Mexico to Felix and Refujio Valenzuela. He was a loving husband and father, a great friend, mentor. In addition, he would share his wisdom and life experiences to help those who crossed his path. David’s life experiences included playing high school basketball, the team made it to State finals in 1966 and 1967. He married his high school sweetheart and served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He coached his daughters’ softball teams for St. Vincent de Paul, and coached boxing at the Boy’s Club of America. David was an active member of the Roadrunner’s Prospecting Club and GPA. While employed at the City of Phoenix (27 years), he often was found at the Phoenix Civic Center speaking on water conservation and Desert Xeriscape. David’s legacy begins with his wife Celia; his daughters, Lydia and Victoria; his godchildren, Mandito and Krystal; grandchildren, Bennyjoe, Steven, John David, Adam, Jessie, Rafael and Victoria; great-grandchildren, Deyanna, Bennyjoe, Alexavier and Gemini; brothers, Danny, Felix and Eloy; Sisters, Delia and Anna.

Viewing & Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 20, 2014

Public viewing will be from 9 am to 1030 am Those who would like to offer kind words are welcome to speak from 10-1030

Sunland Chapel 15826 Del Webb Blvd Sun City, AZ 85351

Services will be held at 11am Honor Guard Ceremony at 1145 St. Clements Roman Catholic Church 15800 N. Del Webb Blvd Sun City, AZ 85351

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, June 20, 2014
  • Public Visitation Friday, June 20, 2014
REMEMBERING

David G Valenzuela

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Lydia Valencia

July 11, 2015

Hello Daddy I want to thank you for being such a postive influence on my children . It brings tears of happiness when they say something you would say or do something you would do, their mannerisms . These little things remind me that you are and will always be with me .
I love you Daddy

Celia Valenzuela

June 16, 2015

My precious David, it has been a year since our last kiss. I miss you so much. I thank you and will always cherish our time together
our daughters love and strong bonds will keep our family together
Para siempre,
Mi Amour

Lydia Valencia

April 15, 2015

Daddy time is flying by ,I still talk about you like you are still here. I do not think that will change. I'm happy about that.

Lydia Valencia

December 3, 2014

Daddy missing you cutting the turkey .

Krystal Cherapan

September 19, 2014

Krystal Cherapan

September 19, 2014

Krystal Cherapan

September 19, 2014

Krystal Cherapan

September 19, 2014

I remember growing up my Nino was always the person who fixed my “ouchies”, the one who made me feel better. Mom could not stand the site of blood; she would drive while I was bleeding in the car and take me to my godparent's house so he could patch me up. I also remember being the person that would walk on his back to crack it. I would walk on it back and forth, side to side, and lightly jump on it. Nino and I used to have a loving battle over the turkey neck during Thanksgiving. He loved the turkey neck and so did I. Some years I would come in and steal it before we started eating so he would not see me devouring it, or there would be more than one. Some years he would put it aside for me, other years he would share. I think during high school I grew out of wanting to eat meat off the bone, so finally he could have the turkey neck all to himself. I do not know why it was such a battle because I think he always shared. I was just being a typical kid. My most rewarding memories were inviting him to both my graduations for my nursing and nurse practitioners ceremonies and him going because I worked so hard for these accomplishments. For the past 35 years, I have only had cherishing loving memories from my Nino and from that I have and am blessed to be a part of his legacy. The family will continue to make more memories as he would have wanted us to.

Takenya Mayberry

September 19, 2014

Grandpa David, your warm spirit and tremendous kindness made me feel so welcome in your home. I cannot thank you enough for making me feel like I was family from the very first day I met you. I am so blessed to have known you and forever grateful for all the wisdom that you shared.

Cookie Valenzuela

September 18, 2014

Dear Daddy I want to thank Our Heavenly Father and You for watching over me, even tho I pray and talk to you daily in my darkest hardest moments in my life that day like today you have given me signs you are with me the will and Strength in myself to conquer my fears worries and hurt. You have passed on your wisdom to know what's right and what's important in life today I was lost and you showed me I was wasn't. I had just forgotten, I wish I would have spent more time with you and mommy talking holding you telling you I love you and how much I appreciate and cherished you and everything you sacrificed for us daddy I try every day to be the best i can be I means so much to me for you and mom to be proud of me. Thank you Daddy for Loving me Unconditionally I Miss You So Much!