Jose Enrique (Joe) Valdez Returned home to the Lord on July 7, 2013 Joe Valdez, beloved father, brother and uncle passed away in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, July 7th, 2013. Joe was born on June 15, 1945 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to Pablo Valdez and Trinidad Garza Valdez. He came to reside in Bakersfield, California with his family in 1952. Joe attended local schools and graduated from East Bakersfield High School. He served our nation as a member of the United States Air Force. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Janie Valdez and brothers-in-law Hector Garcia, Jorge G. Garcia and Manuel Rodriguez, Jr. He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Alyjoe D. Valdez, Maria E. De La Rosa Valdez and Juan Adian Valdez; his sisters Josie Garcia Rodriguez, Julia Garcia and Mary Castillo, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. Joe is remembered for his generosity and charitable heart. Until we meet again... we love you and will miss you. A memorial service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2801 South Real Road, Saturday July 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 18, 2013