Delphie Rebecca Valdez

of Rupert, Idaho
Born: February 1, 1927 in Capulin, Colorado
Died: January 20, 2013 in Rupert, Idaho
Age: 85 years old
Rupert, Idaho - Delphie Rebecca Valdez, 85, of Rupert, Idaho, died peacefully at home with her family by her side Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Delphie was born Feb. 1, 1927, in Capulin, Colo., where she was one of eight children of Francisco and Juanita Vigil of New Mexico. Delphie was a wonderful, kind, warming, lovable mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She never complained nor wanted to be a bother or burden to anyone in spite of her years of being diabetic. Delphie always had a kind word and a big smile for anyone she came in contact with. She married Marcelino Valdez in 1956, and they moved from Colorado to Idaho, where they made their life and family together. Delphie was employed at J.R. Simplot for 25 years until she retired. She was a wonderful, strong, hard-working mother that raised her eight children to become amazing adults.
We want to thank Cassia Intermountain Care, Minidoka Memorial Hospital and all the friends and family for all their kindness, patience, caring, prayers and strength to help all of us through this time of need. God has taken his angel back because he needed her more than we did. We love you, Mom, and will see you again.
Delphie was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mercedes; brother, Frank; grandson, Troy; great-granddaughter, Deonne; and her loving husband, Marelino “Max” Valdez. She is survived by her children, John (Dee) Martinez, Jim (Marva) Martinez, Janet (Tony) Lara, Max (Luz) Valdez, Judy (Phil) Sillin, Jerry (Kathy) Valdez, Jody (Stacie) Valdez and Jeff (Eric) Valdez; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren that loved her dearly.
Mom (Grammy), you will truly be missed.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Jan. 26, at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 802 F St. in Rupert, with Father Justin Brady as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Rupert Cemetery.
A gathering for family and friends will be from 6 to
7 p.m., with a reading of the rosary at 7 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 25, at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Hansen Mortuary in Rupert.

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