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VALDEZ, Catherine Ann

August 23, 1939 — July 25, 2017

Valdez, Catherine graduated on to heaven on July 25, 2017 at the age of 77. She is survived by her loving family, daughters: Mary-Ellen (Doug) Hester of Brandon, Mississippi, Allison (Marcel Pichon) Tollephson of Santa Maria, California, Ami (Paul) Sarinnana of Camarillo, California; son Richard Valdez of Camarillo, California; grandchildren: Joshua, Jeremiah, Emily, Darla, Paul, Morgan, Cassandra, Steven; great grandchildren: Jett, Levi; sister Mary (Jim) Walker of Palm Dale, California; brothers: Gerry Faulkner of Sylmar, California, Don (Donna) Faulkner of Arizona, Brian Faulkner of Kelowna, BC and numerous nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends. She was predeceased by her sister Helen McMullin and three brothers, Larry, John and Ken. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in California. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the House of Compassion, 840 West Center Street, Rochester, Minnesota, 55902.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


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  • Gayle Kenney says:

    To Catherine’s family, Our sympathies to you all at the loss of your Catherine. What a delight she was and blessed each of us as we got to know her when she joined Epic City Church a couple of years ago. She was just one of those people who you notice and are drawn to and enjoy to be around. Her lovely long red hair, her beautiful smile and her feisty, overcoming and loving spirit will be missed by all. I was sorry to not know her health had taken such a serious turn but am thankful for the working of the Holy Spirit among the body that made it possible for many of us to visit with her and pray with her before her passing. It is our comfort as Believers that our loss is Heavens gain and that she rests in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and she is in perfect health, perfect peace. We pray for you all in your loss and time of sorrow. Catherine was loved.

  • Mally Valdez Roque says:

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. I will never forget her infectious laugh. Rest in peace my forever sister-in-law.

  • Carol valdez says:

    My condolences, I always remember seeing the wedding picture of her and Dickie, at grandma Valdez’s. She was so beautiful. I loved her beautiful red hair. Then facebook came around. And I was able to get back in touch with her. I so enjoyed her posts. I will miss so many things about her. I know I will see her again. My love and prayers to you all.

  • Jennie Miller says:

    Mary Ellen, and Emily, we love you and miss you all so much. Even though we didn’t keep in touch, your family had a great positive impact on our lives. We enjoyed the stories you told of your mother as well.

  • abdelaziz chana says:

    My sincerely condolences to all Family of my dearest friend Catherine Ann Valdez, God bless your soul. I will keep you always in my heart and in my mind.

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