Rita Valdez

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  • "Lamento mucho su pérdida. Solo las promesas de la..."
    - E A
  • "My deepest sympathy to the Valdez family for your loss. My..."
    - Karen Wisdom
  • "Rita "sweetheart" I miss you everyday! You were taken from..."
    - Jacqueline Waksman
  • "Ernest, Victor and Valerie: Our condolences on your great..."
    - Eddie and Barbara Valdez
  • "So sorry to hear of Rita's passing. I remember the good..."
    - Joe and Lorraine Gallegos
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Valdez, Rita Nowak

Rita Nowak Valdez passed away on July 1, 2017 in Albuquerque. Rita was born on March 23, 1937 in Ogallala, Nebraska where she lived until she was 18 years of age. Rita is survived by her husband, Ernest E. Valdez, who she married on June 29, 1963 in Denver. Survivors also include son Victor Valdez (wife Janine; children Nicholas, Erin, Emily) of Albuquerque, and daughter Valerie Klazura (husband James; children Marissa, Victoria, Maverick) of Los Altos, CA. Also surviving Rita are her siblings: ReLayne, Sheryl, and Brad of AZ; William of KY; and Barry of NE. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Cordelia V. Carolus, and numerous loving relatives and friends. Rita was predeceased by her parents, William and Alma Nowak and her parents-in-law Tito and Margaret Valdez.

A Visitation will be from 6-7 PM on Thursday, July 13 at Daniels on Wyoming followed by a Rosary at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 AM on Friday, July 14 at Risen Savior Church in Alb., with Committal Service at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3 PM. Online condolences and highlights of Rita's 80 years may be found at


Arrangements have been entrusted to

Daniels Family Funeral Services

7601 Wyoming Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109


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Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 9, 2017
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