Esperanza ValdezNovember 8, 1924 ~ August 29, 2017 (age 92)
After a full life, Esperanza Valdez has gone to be with her Savior. Esperanza passed away on August 29, 2017. She was a loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. She was a hardworking woman who spent her years devoted to her children and putting others before herself. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends. Esperanza was truly spiritual and a devout Catholic.
Esperanza is preceded in death by her parents, Lucio and Mercedes Salazar and her husband, the love of her life, Martin Valdez. She is survived by her sons Luis Valdez, John Valdez (Ivonne – Daughter In Law) and daughter Mercedes Steele (John – Son In Law). She is also survived by her grandchildren Christopher McKenna, Jennifer Steele, Michael Steele, Anthony Valdez, Vanessa Valdez and Gracie Valdez. Her great-grandchildren Hannah, Gwyn, Hailey and Mark III. Her sister Dolores Estrada, numerous nieces and nephews. Esperanza was loved by many and will be missed by many.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 1pm to 8pm at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Atwater. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 9:30 am followed by Funeral Mass at 10am at St. Anthony’s Church in Atwater with burial to follow at Winton District Cemetery in Winton.