It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Maria Inez Valdez, 74, of Las Cruces on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 20, 1938 in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico to Narciso and Lorenza Gonzalez. Mrs. Valdez retired from the Legg's Corporation as a packer and was a member of the Catholic Church. Those left to mourn her passing include two sons, Armando Valdez, Javier Valdez and wife Janet all of Las Cruces; three daughters, Maria Valdez, Patricia Dunlap and husband Cameron all also of Las Cruces, Rosa Elena Steinbacher and husband David of Altadena, Calif.; two sisters, Carmela Flores and Alicia Serna both of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Other survivors include nine grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leopoldo Valdez in 2004. Recitation of the holy rosary will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday (today), Oct. 25, 2012 in Baca's Chapel of Prayer, 300 E. Boutz Road where the funeral service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Narciso Rivera officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 5140 W. Picacho where she will be laid to rest. Serving as casket bearers will be Armando, Javier and Jacob Valdez, Cameron Dunlap, Gabriel, Carlos and Daniel Varela. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces. 527-2222. Your exclusive providers of "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences log on to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Oct. 25, 2012