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Prima Valverde

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A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:00 am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Hazel St. in Gridley, CA, for Prima Valverde, 93, of Biggs CA.

She passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, surrounded by her family in Marysville, CA.

She was born June 9, 1921 in Gomez Palacio, Mexico to Salvador and Sara España.

Prima was a long time resident of Biggs and worked for Migrant Education until her retirement in 2000. She was a member of the Gridley Moose, Women Auxiliary and Biggs Women Club. She enjoyed watching the Giants and Kings games. Her main love came from spending time in her garden and planting flowers.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray; three brothers, Sal, Joe, Manuel; one sister, Mary; and one daughter, Lannie.

Prima is survived by one daughter, Peggy/Margaret (Greg) Bascom; one son, Raymie (Teresa) Valverde; son-in-law, Richard Lucas; three sisters, Fran (Tony) Ortiz, Delores Denton, Sara (Ed) Uresti; two brothers Nick España, Ralph (Mary) España; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 4 to 6:30 pm at Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel, with a rosary to be held immediately after the visitation.

Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on May 9, 2015
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