Carlos D. Valencia
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November 2, 1950 - September 2, 2012 Carlos Valencia was a beloved husband, father, son, and brother. He graduated from Hawthorne High School (1968) and Cal State Dominguez Hills. In 1980, he met Pat, his wife of 30 years. Together they raised three daughters, Bridget, Tiffany, and Kristen.
Carlos retired from Pacific Bell after 28 years of service and then worked for the federal government most recently as a TSA agent at the Ontario International Airport. In his free time, Carlos enjoyed working with Pat remodeling their beautiful home, traveling, and enjoying their children and grandchildren.
Carlos passed away early Sunday morning. He is preceded in death by his father Leopoldo Carlos Valencia and is survived by his loving wife Pat, their three daughters Bridget Connell of Temecula, CA; Tiffany Gerken (Steve) of Gulf Breeze, FL; and Kristen Connell Bethke (Greg) of Fresno, CA; grandchildren Kasen Merritt, Diedrich and Kestlie Gerken, Savanah Nevarez, and Cameron Chado; his mother, Guadalupe Valencia, sisters Cynthia Valencia Kimball and Gloria Valencia Achrem (John) all of Las Vegas, NV; brother Paul Valencia of Greenwood Village, CO; sister Ricki Farrell (Jim) of Tucson, AZ; sister Patty Saville (Mike) of Laguna Beach, CA and many nieces and nephews.
Carlos, you will always be in our hearts, and we will dearly miss you and your sense of humor.
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Chaffey Community Cultural Center/Upland Chapel 525 W. 18th Street, Upland, CA.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin from Sept. 7 to Sept. 13, 2012