Valentino Sotelo

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    - Dora Sotelo

Valentino Sotelo, 72, of Stanton, Texas peacefully passed away September 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 5, 1945 in Marfa, Texas. Valentino proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a Cursillista, Guadalupano, and a Grand Knight of Columbus at St. Joseph's Catholic Church where he was a parishioner. He was a member of the Lions Noon Club, and was a Martin County Head Start board member. Valentino retired from Stanton ISD after 33 1/2 years. He served as a Councilman for the City of Stanton for 9 years and was a Martin County Commissioner for 3 terms (12 years) and retired in 2014. Valentino is preceded in death by his parents Mauro and Paula Sotelo, a daughter, Yvonne Sotelo, sisters Manuela Rodriguez, Elidia Chapa, and Cruz Sotelo; brothers Maximo Sotelo and Frank Sotelo and a granddaughter Rosa Paula Rodriquez. Valentino leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife Mary Lou Sotelo of 50 years daughters Teresa Olmedo and husband Pedro Olmedo, Amanda Rodriquez and husband Manuel Rodriquez; sons, Mauro Sotelo and Hector Sotelo; sister Lorenza Samora; brother, Polo Sotelo; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be Saturday 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stanton. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be Friday September 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Serving as pallbearers will be the Midland County Sheriffs Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be Manny Rodriquez Jr., Valentino Lorenzo Rodriquez, Pedro Olmedo Jr., Lawrence Olmedo, Eric Olmedo, and George Charles Marquez. Arrangements were under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel.
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Stanton Memorial Funeral Home & Chapel
408 N St Peter
Stanton, TX 79782
(432) 756-3708
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Sept. 7, 2018
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