Our beloved David Valdez was taken home to be with our heavenly father on January 4, 2013 at the age of 57 years old. He passed away at Hereford Regional Medical Center with his family at his bedside. David was born December 18, 1955 in Lebanon, Indiana to Manuel and Maria Valdez. He married the love of his life and best friend Margarita (Margie) Galvan Valdez on May 15, 1977 in Loraine, Texas. They moved to Hereford from Abilene in 2011.
David was a proud father of two daughters, Maria and Tina, and one step son, Jorge, and four grandchildren. David was a truck driver by trade. He also loved to fish, loved his Dallas Cowboys, and loved to have family BBQs. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
David was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Valdez; brother, Armando Valdez; and his father and mother-in-law, Santos and Celia Galvan.
Survivors to cherish the memories of David are his wife, Margie; daughters, Maria Liscana and husband John, and Tina E. Valdez, all of Hereford; step son Sgt. Jorge Galvan, United States Marine Corps and wife Monica of Camp Pendleton, CA; his mother, Maria R. Valdez; brothers, Jaime and wife Dina, Manuel Jr. and wife Susie, Samuel and wife Terri and Danny and wife Alicia; sisters, Gracie and husband Ronnie, Sandra and husband Eddie, Angie and husband Isidro, Claudia and husband Anthony, all of Sweetwater, Mary and husband Daniel of Roby, Diana and husband Richard of Lubbock and Suzanne and husband Elias of Abilene; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Sweetwater, located at 412 Newman Street, with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
An angel whispered take my hand and come with me, you're work here is done.
I went away to a place where there's no tears, nor sorrow only laughter and smiles, there will always be tomorrow.
As I move amongst the clouds, I'll look down and smile upon you, while the angels sing a heavenly song.
I am not alone, all who went before are here, they awaited my return.
I know you'll grieve and wish I was still there, I am here in the memories you hold dear.
Remember how much I love you and know I took your love with me.
I did not wish for you to cry, nor feel sad.
My pain is gone and I am free!
Soon you'll come to me, until then God will be with you, just as he's with me.