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Fidel Valdez Jr.


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Fidel Valdez Jr. Obituary

Fidel Valdez Jr., 83, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend was called to his eternal rest on Friday, May 29.

Fidel was born in El Alto, New Mexico, on December 23, 1931 to Fidel Sr., and Ninfa (Romo) Valdez. He was also raised by his Aunt Fidencia "Mina" Romo. He attended New Mexico State University, earning a degree in Electronic Engineering after serving 4 years in the U.S. Navy.

On August 25, 1958, Fidel married Lulu Maestas settled in Alamogordo and later moved to La Luz. He worked at Holloman Air Force Base, as an optics engineer.

Fidel is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lulu, his daughters: Elizabeth (Harvey Bordett) and Fidencia Leola Mina Valdez; his grandchildren: David and Rose Bordett, Tobias (Daniella), Zackary (Ty la), and Lorren (Maria) Montgomery; his great grandchildren: Remy, Izacc, Tobias, Aryah, Addie, Alazaya, Sophia and Catherine. His sisters: Irene Tafoya and Viola Martinez; his brothers: Cassimiro Valdez and Eloy (Helen)Valdez; his sisters in-law: Adelita (Carlos) Craig and Fabiola (Mike) Esposito; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fidel and Ninfa Valdez, his in-laws, Ignacio and Adela Maestas, and brother Jose Benny Valdez.

Fidel was a 51 year member of the Knights of Columbus holding various offices including District Deputy, Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. He attended 49 state conventions, two international conventions and was a frequent visitor to the K of C museum in New Haven, Connecticut.
A life time golfer, Fidel, was proud of his two holes in one. He enjoyed Desert Lakes Golf Course, especially the friendship of his fellow players.
He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church, but volunteered his time to any fiesta or pancake breakfast at other churches. The family is grateful to Immaculate Conception Church for offering the funeral mass.

Mass will be celebrated by Father Mike Lindsey on Friday, June 5 at 10 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 705 Delaware St., Alamogordo, NM. Rosary will begin at 9 a.m. Interment will take place in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at a later date.

The Valdez family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 4 to July 3, 2015
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