Dionicia (Donna) Valdez | Obituaries


Dionicia (Donna) Valdez, 62, a resident of El Rito, passed away peacefully following a lengthy battle with cancer on Friday, December 21, 2018 at home, with her daughters at her bedside. Donna was preceded in death by her daughter, Michelle Faith Valdez; father, Salomon Archuleta; brother, Michael Lucero, and niece Karen Camille Bustamante. Donna was born in Española on September 27, 1956. She was raised in El Rito, where she later became an elementary school teacher and librarian. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and teacher. Donna was a remarkable woman to all that knew her. Despite her petite stature, her strength and faith in God allowed her to remain as the matriarch of her family. Her endless love and forgiving nature inspired many that knew her. Mrs. Valdez is…



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