LA JARA— La Jara resident Felix D. Valdez Jr. departed this world on Aug. 24, 2019 at his home.
Born on July 9, 1940 in Alamosa, the beloved son of Felix Valdez Sr. and Candelaria M. Chavez Valdez. Felix was a veteran and served in the United States Army.
After his completion in the army, he was united in marriage to Catherine M. Chavez on March 1, 1969.
The two shared a long and loving union until his passing, having just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Felix enjoyed fishing, handball, going camping, traveling and spending time with his family.
He was an avid Colorado Rockies fan and was a member of the American Legion. He will be dearly missed.
He will live on through his wife Catherine Valdez of La Jara; son Matthew Valdez of Ft. Collins, Colo.; daughters Julia (Christopher) Cartellone of Frederick, Colo., Maria Elisa Valdez of Colorado Springs; Stephanie (Juan Chamochumbi) Valdez of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren Kaylyn Cartellone, Sonya Cartellone, Nathan Cartellone, sister Consuelo (Larry) King of Seattle, Wash.; brothers Raymond (Darlena) Valdez and Joseph (Mary Jane) Valdez both of La Jara. He is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Felix was preceded in death by his parents Felix Valdez Sr. and Candelaria Valdez.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary was held on Friday, Aug. 30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Capulin. A Mass of the Resurrection was held on Saturday, Aug. 31, also at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Capulin. Internment followed at the Capulin Cemetery with full military honors.
To leave online condolences, please visit romerofuneralhomes.com. The arrangements have been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.