Jesus "Chewy" Valdez Sr., 60, of Fire Crown Circle, Carlsbad, N.M., passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. today (July 11) and will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. A service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplian Terry McKean officiating. A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Loving Cemetery, Loving, N.M. Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard will provide military honors. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Jesus "Chewy" Valdez Sr. was born July 21, 1952, in Loving, N.M. He married Rosemary Gonzalez Dec. 11, 1971, in Carlsbad, N.M. He worked as a miner for 30 years, retiring in 2006. Chewy served in the Air Force for three years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing the drums and listening to oldies. Chewy also liked visiting with company and cooking out. He could lift up spirits with his humor and helped anyone in need. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Manuel Valdez and Ricky Valdez.
Survivors are his wife, Rosemary Valdez of Carlsbad, N.M.; son, David Valdez and wife, Michelle of Bossier City, La., and their children: Jeremy Valdez, Jacob Valdez, Joshua Valdez and Jaliyia Valdez; daughter, Felicia Valdez Vasquez and husband, Henry of Carlsbad, N.M., and their children: Henry Vasquez, Alexus Vasquez and Gaven Vasquez; brothers: Frank Valdez and wife, Yolanda of Carlsbad, N.M., and Joe Valdez and wife, Freda of Las Cruces, N.M.; sister, Cindy Gomez of Las Cruces, N.M.; and sisters-in-law: Bernie Valdez of Loving, N.M., and Sherry Valdez of Tucson, Ariz.
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