Berta Valadez Ogas

Passed away on January 24, 2011

Berta Valadez Ogas, born in Alpine, Texas, and a resident of Alvin, Texas, passed away January 24, 2011, surrounded by her family.

A Rosary will be recited by Nene Espinoza on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine, Texas, Rev. Msgr. David Fierro of St. Matthew Parish in El Paso, Texas, officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Angels Cemetery.

She came to Alvin, Texas, in the 1970s. She retired from Alvin Independent School District after 25 years of service. In retirement, she enjoyed visiting the Senior Center, bringing joy and laughter to her many friends. She was a member of her bowling team and competed in several State Championship Bowling Tournaments.

Mrs. Ogas was a parishioner of St. John Catholic Church, Alvin, Texas, for the past 33 years.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Daniel Fierro Ogas; her son, Daniel Valadez Ogas; her daughter, Ana Cecilia Reyes and husband, Michael R. Reyes; her grandchildren, Amanda Danielle Ogas, Erick Dylan Ogas, Dominic Michael Cavazos and Michael Sean Reyes; and great-grandson, Arturo Daniel Vega; also by her brothers, Tomas Valadez Jr. of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Federico Valadez of Westchester, Virginia; her sisters, Leonor Valadez of El Paso, Texas, Ofelia Valadez of Alpine, Texas, and Concepción “Concha” Rodriguez of Ft. Stockton, Texas.

Mrs. Ogas was preceded in death by her parents, Tomas C. Valadez and Juanita Gallegos Valadez; her brothers, Roberto “Beto” Valadez Sr., Manuel “Lito” Valadez, Luis “Wicho” Valadez, Father Joe Valadez; sisters, Maria Fierro Jojola and Sister Maria Asuncion.

Words of comfort may be shared at

Arrangements are under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels, 3304 Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, Texas, 77904, 361/573-4546.


  • Rosary Saturday, February 5, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 5, 2011

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Petra & Joe Gonzales

March 7, 2011

Comadre Berta was a dear friend. All the family is in our prayers. May God Bless all the family and give you comfort.

A Heartfelt Message

February 19, 2011

angie briggs

February 17, 2011

What a beautiful tribute to your sweet Berta. Although it is hard to cope with the fact that she is gone, what a beautiful life she shared with all of you. As always, my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family, especially my dear Ana, D, and Michael, who i love with all my heart. Always keep her spirit alive. She will never leave you.
Much love,

Tabitha Jordan

February 3, 2011

Ana, Dominic & Family,
Although no words can really help to ease the lost you all bear, just know that your in many thoughts and prayers, take comfort in knowing you now have a wonderful and beautiful angel watching from above, also keep in mind you have an awesome family and many great friends to lean on for strength. Love y'all dearly!

Sheila Kilgore

February 3, 2011

Ana and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you today and tomorrow when you travel to Alpine for the Rosary and Memorial Service. The pictures and video are so beautiful and clearly show how much love and how very close your whole family really are and the love that you shared.
Ana My Dear Friend,
I admire you and how wonderful you were to your Mother! I know that she loved you with all her heart and soul, as you did her. I'm truly blessed to have you as a friend and I'm so glad that I can call you my girlfriend!
Please be careful leaving today with the weather being so bad.
All My Love,
Sheila Kilgore

Cunningham Allyson

February 3, 2011

Ana, Dominic and Family-
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. We will continue to pray for peace in your hearts. We love you all.

Hank, Allyson, Shelbey and Chelsey Hardin-Cunningham

Laura Chapa

February 3, 2011

I'm very sorry for your loss. I have been and will continue to pray for your family. I love y'all(:

February 2, 2011

Our condolences to Dan and family. What a great tribute for a great lady. We loved Bertha and will miss her Christmas cards. May she rest in peace, and may all of you experience peace in your hearts. Milton & Betty Gallego Freitas, Fortuna, CA

February 1, 2011

Dan and family,

Tommy and I extend our deepest sympathy. May God be with you all.

Your friends and neighbor,
Tommy and Katherine

Rick & Denise Saenz

February 1, 2011

Ana,Miguel and Dominic, Rick and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. She was a very special and loving women and my heart goes out to all of you. I know she will be missed terribly. May she rest peacefully now and out of pain. Please call us if there's anything at all we can do for you. Love you all.