Florence P. Valdez
Florence P. Valdez, 87, died July 22, 2006, at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale.She was born June 22, 1919, in Gardner, to Juan B. and Lucaria (Maes) Duran. She married Pete Valdez Feb. 14, 1944, in Santa Maria, Calif. They had six children. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Colorado Springs, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.She is survived by son Richard (Dallas) Valdez; daughters Trish (Larry) Uhrich, Cathi (Scott) Zunk, and 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 great-grandchild Alexander Uhrich.She was preceded in death by her husband; and her daughters Olivia Valdez and Vivian Bunk.A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eagle. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the same church.Interment will take place in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
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