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Obituary for Gilbert Earnest Valdez

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Gilbert Earnest Valdez

September 21, 1944 - September 2, 2013

Gilbert Ernest Valdez, 68 passed away September 2, 2013.  He was born on September 21, 1944 to Willie Valdez and Sofia Martinez in Park View, NM.

Gilbert graduated from Ogden High School in 1963.  He married Peggy Chacon and they later divorced.  He then married Nancy Rallison.

He was employed by the Defense Depot Ogden (DDO) for 12 years.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 – 1966 and served 13 months in Vietnam.  He was a member of the Roy Eagles and the American Legion Post #9.

Gilbert is survived by his wife Nancy Valdez of 33 years;  his son, Derek Valdez; Daughter, Sonya Valdez; step-daughter, Stacy Rallison;  step-son, Sam Samuelson;  a sister,  Ernestine Martinez;  six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He also has lots of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Sofia Valdez;  a brother, Willie Valdez;  a sister,  Julia Valdez and a sister, Toni Martinez.

Memorial Mass for friends and family will be on Friday September 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 514 24th Street, Ogden, Utah.   A light luncheon will be held following the services at the church.

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Born: September 21, 1944
Died: September 2, 2013

Condolences for Gilbert Earnest Valdez

Linda Hulse posted on 9/6/13

Nancy I was so sad to hear of your lose, my deepest heart felt sympathy goes out to you at this sad time. With All My Love Linda


Lenore posted on 9/5/13

Nancy.. I am sorry for your are in my prayers....God Bless....


Becky Franklin posted on 9/5/13

Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you. Becky Franklin


Jay Zundel posted on 9/4/13

Aunt Nancy, Kerri and I are so sad to here of Gilberts passing. You have had a year full of trials and I am sorry for that. Jesus Christ knows how to help us through our toughest times. Thank God for your blessings. Ask for forgiveness of your sins and pray that the Atonement might give you comfort from all your burdens. It is a miracle, have faith. Love Jay and Kerri Zundel


George Husted posted on 9/4/13

We are so sorry for the lost of your love one. In time the precious memories of him will ease your pain.... Our deepest heart felt sympathy to you Nancy and all in the family.. We love you very much... George and Martha


George Husted posted on 9/4/13

My deepest sorrow at the lost of your love one.. In time the fond memories of him will ease your pain... Our heart felt sympathy to you and all in the family.. Love you, George and Martha