Joe E. Valdez, 82, of Wagon Mound passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.
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He was born on Oct. 13, 1929 to the late Melaquias Valdez and Adelina Gonzales Valdez of Wagon Mound.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Adeline Valdez; sister, Emma Valdez and niece (adopted sister), Annabelle Martinez.
He is survived by his step-son, Alan Castanuela of the family home in Wagon Mound; step-daughter, Elizabeth Lewis (Eddie) and her family, Chandra, Eddie Lewis Jr., Annastasia, Marcella and Isaiah of Indiana; sisters, Josie Griffin (Frank) of Longmont, Colo., Pauline Trujillo (Adam) of Albuquerque, and Alice Sanford (John) of Dallas, Texas; brothers, Rudy Valdez of Hereford, Texas and George Valdez of Wagon Mound; cousin and caretaker, Lydia Palomino of Las Vegas. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Santa Clara Cemetery in Wagon Mound by Pastor Robert Clevenger.
Visit www.nelsonfuneralhomelv.com for online condolences.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home; 801 Douglas Ave., Las Vegas, 425-6551.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Oct. 1, 2012