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Leroy Valdez

d. January 23, 2021

LEROY A. VALDEZ , 64, a resident of Truchas, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Leroy was born and raised in Ranchitos and was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, mentor and advisor. Leroy served 16 years as a mechanic in the New Mexico Army National Guard and worked at Levi’s Strauss & Co. Leroy was preceded in death by his grandfather, Belarmino Valdez; mother, Ramona Valdez; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Flavio and Jennie Romero; brother, Lorenzo Valdez; brothers-in law, Leon Sanchez, Roger Rodriguez, Timmy Romero, and Richard Dominguez; sisters-in-law, Candie Romero, and Viola Velarde; nephews, Michael Valdez, Jonathan Lopez, Adrian Romero and Timmy Romero Jr.

Leroy is survived by his wife of 41 years, Stella Valdez; daughters, Felice Valdez and Candie Arellano (Bonifacio Trujillo); granddaughters, Brianna Valdez, Mireya and Amaris Arellano; grandson, Ezekiel Trujillo; sisters, Vera Valdez, Diana Quintana (James), Bernadette Sanchez (Gilbert), and Janet Sanchez; brother, Bobby Valdez (Laura); sisters-in-law, Maria Valdez, Sandra Rodriguez, Jackie Romero (Larry) and Jenny Romero; brothers-in-law, Clorindo Romero (Yolanda), Billy Romero, Gilbert Romero (Barbara), Joe Romero (Cecilia Martinez) and Joe Velarde along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held. Serving the family as pallbearers are, Mariano Valdez, Justin Valdez, Christopher Quintana, Isaiah Valdez, Felix Rodriguez, Jeremy Velarde, David Romero, Robert Romero and Joe Velarde. Honorary pallbearers named are, Brianna Valdez, Mireya and Amaris Arellano, and Ezekiel Trujillo. The family of Leroy A.  Valdez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.

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