Montrose resident Roger Valdez died Jan. 31, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 64.
Funeral services were held Feb. 5 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Interment was at Delta City Cemetery.
Robert B. Valdez was born Sept. 14, 1948, to Bennie and Elvira (Flores) Valdez in Riverside, Calif. He spent his childhood in Delta and San Fernando, Calif.
He married Lupe Martinez Aug. 26, 1967, in Sylmar, Calif.
Mr. Valdez lived in Simi Valley, Calif., prior to moving to Montrose six years ago.
He was a member of St. Didacus Catholic Church in Sylmar, Calif. He enjoyed being a husband, father and grandfather, fishing, playing poker, barbecuing, listening to oldies music, and watching wrestling, the Lakers and the Dodgers.
Mr. Valdez is survived by his wife, Lupe of Montrose; his sons, Roger Valdez Jr. and wife Victoria of Lindsay, Calif., and Erik Valdez of Montrose; a daughter, Renee Cornejo and husband Danny of Montrose; two brothers, John Valdez and wife Tina of Delta, and Edward Valdez and wife Lisa of Acton, Calif., two sisters, Dee Martinez of Cory, and Gerri Duran and husband Lawrence of Delta; 12 grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Flora Lewis.
Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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