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Maria Rebecca Manzanares Valdez, age 86, passed away January 27, 1997 in a Price Hospital.

She was born December 23, 1910 in Santa Rita, New Mexico. The daughter of Navor and Viviana Marques Manzanares. Married Daniel Valdez, December 2, 1942 in Monero, New Mexico. He died October 20, 1994. Rebecca enjoyed fishing, camping and most of all spending time with her family. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed by her family and friends.She is survived by one son and five daughters and their spouses: Ben and Rose Manzanares, Carbondale, Colo; Angie Espinoza, Salt Lake City; Tina and Ferrel Atwood, Huntington; Irene and Bill VanSoeln, Helper; Sarah and Mike Jones, Salt Lake City; Vivian and Bob Teny, Wellington. A special nephew, Joe E. Manzanares, Price; also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Danny Valdez and a grandson, Mark K. Rasmussen.

Funeral services, Thursday, January 30, 1997, 10 a.m. Mitchell Funeral Home. Vigil service Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., Mitchell Chapel, where friends may call daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Committal service: Mt. View Cemetery, Helper.

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