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Valente BazalduaMay 21, 1929 ~ September 23, 2017 (age 88)
Valente Bazaldua, 88, of Canyon passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 26 at Brooks Chapel. Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, September 27 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Concelebrants Fr. Robert A. Busch, pastor, and Msgr. Arturo Meza. Burial will follow at Dreamland Cemetery. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.
Valente was born on May 21, 1929 in Mexico to Juan and Natividad Carcaño Bazaldua. He married Hermelinda Briones on July 14, 1954. Valente was a hardworking farmer. He had a green thumb, loved planting trees, and taking care of his gardens. He was a very religious man. He was friendly and found joy and happiness in helping and giving to others.
He was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Hermelinda; five children, Jose A. Bazaldua and wife Irma, of Canyon, J. Luis Bazaldua and wife Carmen, of Canyon, Maria Ruiz and husband Jose Luis, of Shallowater, Valente Bazaldua, Jr. and wife Melinda, of Canyon, and Esmeralda Ivy and fiancé Shon Covey, of Amarillo; ten grandchildren, J. Luis, Jr., Antonio, Issa, Yanda, Aries, Luisito, Jarrah, Christian, Meagan, and Ava; five great grandchildren, Tyler, Eloise, Frankie, Tucker, and Lucas; nephew, Cande Bazaldua and wife Blanca and their children; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 110 Mesa Park Dr., Ste. 250, El Paso, TX 79912.