Monte Vista resident Arnaldo B. Valdez, 58, passed away August 1, 2013 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Arnaldo was born on May 20, 1955 in Del Norte, Colorado the son of Max P. Valdez and Clara Sue Vigil Valdez. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Duran on July 7, 1973 in Center, Colorado. Arnaldo was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather and brother who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, he was an avid Denver Broncos and C.U. supporter, above all he cherished the time he spent with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife Lorraine Valdez of Monte Vista, CO; mother Clara Valdez of Center, CO; daughter Tara (Jeffrey) Bay of Monte Vista, CO; son Arnold Valdez of Monte Vista, CO; grandchildren Rebecca Bay, Samantha Bay, Joseph Bay, great-grandchildren Khristopher Bay, Alexis Bay, Zander Grandelman and Ayden Grandelman sisters Debbie (Jessie) LeDoux of Denver, CO; Pauline Palacio, Corine (Gabino) Bultimea both of Center, CO; brothers Charlie (Lorretta) Valdez of Monte Vista, CO; Duane (Jenny) Valdez of Center, CO. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arnaldo was preceded in death by his father Max Valdez, daughter Tane Valdez, nephews Celso Ruiz, Jared Valdez, grandparents Pablita and Jose Vigil, Carlos and Corina Valdez.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista, Colorado. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM also at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Workers Union Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.