Ross Valdez"Lalo"Our beloved father Ross Valdez passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 96 on June 25. He was born May 27, 1917 in El Rito, New Mexico. Son of Jose Gabriel Valdez and Rosarito Jaramillo.He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie. Together they had five children whom they loved dearly. His generosity and love for his family and friends were boundless. He will truly be missed. Ross is survived by his children Jose G. Valdez, Ross L. (Geri) Valdez, Velma (Mickey) Middleton , Nora G. (Randy) Marrelli and Brinda Valdez de Espinoza. Numerous grandchildren with five generations of descendants.A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, 10:00 a.m. July 1, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church 715 West 300 North. A vigil service will be held Sunday 7:00 p.m., June 30 at Neil O'Donnell & Sons Mortuary 372 East 100 South where friends may call from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Committal Mt. Calvary Cemetery 4th Avenue & T Street.Our deepest thanks and appreciation go to his caretaker DeNora Maldonado and Curo Hospice personnel.