MONTE VISTAŚMonte Vista resident Dale R. Valdez, 47, passed away Dec. 22, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Dale was born Jan. 29, 1965, in Alamosa, Colorado, the son of Faustino Valdez and Isabelle Martinez Valdez. Dale was an employee of the San Luis Valley Rural Electric in Monte Vista. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his loving family.
Survivors include his wife Rhonda Valdez of the family home in Monte Vista, his mother Isabelle Valdez of Monte Vista, CO; daughters Felishia (Guadalupe) Bueno of Monte Vista, CO; Lynn (Ryan) Burns of Monte Vista, CO; sisters Susie Gallegos and Virginia Gallegos both of Alamosa, CO; Karen (Reyes) Solano and Dellalee (Lucas) Martinez both of Monte Vista, CO; Bobby (Guirminia) Valdez of Las Vegas, NV; and Gary (Connie) Valdez of Monte Vista, CO. He was also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins whom he dearly loved. Dale was preceded in death by his father Faustino Valdez and one brother Tony Martinez.
A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Valley Church of the Nazarene 1106 2nd Ave. Monte Vista. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. also at the Valley Church of the Nazarene in Monte Vista. Interment will follow at the Monte Vista Cemetery in Monte Vista. Friends may call on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Romero Funeral Chapel in Monte Vista who is in care of the arrangements.