Rafaela Blanco Valdez was born in Hamlin, Texas on February 16, 1932 to Andres and Francisca Blanco.
She is smiling and dancing from heaven with her late husband Eliodoro Valdez Sr. They are survived by 11 children. Eliodoro Valdez II (Jerri), Eliodoro Valdez III (Linda), Tomas Valdez, Rosa Sanchez (late husband Abel) , Rita Altamirano (Adolfo), Andrea Armijo (Rudy), Ignacia Acosta (Manny), Lorenza Bertoldo (Fred), Juana Clark (Leo), Maria Hendershot (Jim), and Stephanie Costales (Benjamin). She is survived by 34 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rafaela is preceded in death by grandchildren Isaac Valdez, Adrian Flores, Jennifer Armijo, and son-in-law Abel Sanchez Jr.
Rafaela was a member of the Catholic Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed singing and trying new dances with her grandkids, great-grandchildren and her beloved bilingual toy poodle Mr. Marvin.
Services will be held at La Paz-Graham’s Funeral Home at 555 West Amador Las Cruces, NM 88005. Viewing will be at 9:30 am to 10:00 a.m. Rosary will be from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mass at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Following mass the burial will be at the San Miguel Cemetery in San Miguel, New Mexico.
Pallbearers are Junior Valdez, Tomas Valdez, Benjamin Costales, Leo Clark, Gabriel Acosta, Freddy Bertoldo Jr., Randy Clark and Adolfo Altamirano.
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February 16, 1932 - March 13, 202002/16/193203/13/2020
Rafaela Blanco Valdez
1 Tree has been planted in memory of Rafaela Valdez.