Thursday, January 31, 2013
Our beloved Juan Valencia, 80, of Outlook passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, in Prosser.
Juan was born June 10, 1932 in San Jose, Mexico, the son of Eudosio and Aurelia (Zamora) Valencia.
In 1958 he married Juana (Lopez).
Juan was a migrant worker for many years. In 1997 he settled in the Yakima Valley.
He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Granger.
Juan cherished time spent with his family, fishing, hunting and farming.
Juan is survived by his loving wife, Juana Valencia of Outlook; 15 children, Ramon (Maria Elena) Valencia of Prosser, Jose (Raquel) Valencia of Zillah, David (Norma) Valencia, Gloria (Manuel) Valencia, Jesus (Rosa) Valencia, Ofelia (Jose Luis) Valencia, Manuel (Elva) Valencia, and Isidro Valencia, all of Outlook, Aurelia (Leonel) Valencia of Mexico, Margarito (Esmeralda) Valencia of Toppenish, Maria Valencia of Tacoma, Irma Valencia of Yakima, Juan (Asuzena) Valencia of Sunnyside, Teresa Valencia of Tacoma and Rafael (Elida) Valencia of Mabton; 53 grandchildren, including special grandson, Maurico Valencia; numerous great- grandchildren; three brothers, Eudosio Valencia, Pedro Valencia and Aurelio Valencia; one sister, Zenaida Valencia of Mexico; and a special daughter-in-law and care giver, Elva Mendez.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three daughters; and one son.
Viewing and visitation will be held today, Jan. 31, 2013, from 2 to 8 p.m., with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Granger, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.
Those wishing to sign Juan's on-line memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com.
Smith Funeral Homes Ltd and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.