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At Sunrise, Thursday, March 12, 1992, Levi slipped into the presence of Jesus after fighting a long illness.

Born February 15, 1928 in McPhee, Colorado to Manuel R. and Mary Valdez Martinez. Proudly served in the U.S. Navy, 1946-47, and received a World War II Victory Medel. Married Julia Gatsos April 26, 1958; later divorced (always remained close).Survived by daugthter, Lisa Dawn Shiozaki and her husband Ken; three grandchildren, Corey, Kristopher, and Stefani, who adored their PaPa. Four sisters, Marge (Lee) Guevara, Maggie (Bob) Eddy, JoAnne (Jim) Burt, and Lydia Vance; four brothers, Manuel, Jr. (Lucy), John "The Crow" (Gloria), Gilbert, and Ivan; many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Leo and Ray, and a sister, Darlene.

Memorial celebration will be held Monday, March 16, from 6-8 p.m. at Deseret Mortuary, 36 East 700 South. A very special thanks to all the staff at the VA Hospital.

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