Florence Valdez, 1919-2006
Florence P. Valdez died Saturday at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. She was 87.
Valdez was born on June 22, 1919, in Gardner, Colo. to Juan B. and Lucaria (Maes) Duran. She married Pete Valdez on Feb. 14, 1944, in Santa Maria, Calif. They had six children.
Valdez was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Colorado Springs and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her daughters, Olivia Valdez and Vivian Bunk.
She is survived by her son, Richard (Dallas) Valdez; daughters Trish (Larry) Uhrich, Cathi (Scott) Zook, Gerrie (Randy) Peterson; brothers Tony Duran, Frank Duran and Jim Duran; sisters Rose Gutirrez and Bernice Trujillo; grandchildren Jason and Christian Uhrich, Brian and Brad Peterson, Amy and Lindsey Zunk and Jessica Valdez; and one great-grandchild, Alexander Uhrich.
A Rosary was held Monday and a Mass of the Resurrection was held Tuesday, both at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eagle. Burial is at 9 a.m., Wednesday, at Ft. Logan Cemetery in Denver.
Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado