Jose Valdez Melgoza LUBBOCK- Jose Valdez Melgoza, 77, of Lubbock passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in Resthaven's Abbey Chapel, visitation will follow until 9 p.m. Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Please join the family in celebrating Jose's life by visiting his memorial at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com. Jose was born on July 20, 1935 in Carrizo Springs, Texas to the late Cristobal and Maria (Valdez) Melgoza. He was preceded in death by a brother. Those left to cherish his memories include 11 children, Ramon Melgoza, Gloria Faz and husband Samie, Manuel Melgoza and wife Hortencia, Joe Melgoza, Jr., Elisia Britton and husband Everett, Enrique Melgoza, Cellia Garcia, Rosie Cardenas and husband Guadalupe, Michael Melgoza, Diana Melgoza, and Albert Alvarez; 27 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on May 7, 2013