Abel Velasquez Jr., 19, of Wapato went to join his grandmother in heaven on Monday, May 6, 2013.

He was born in Toppenish to Rosa Alcantar.

Abel was raised in Sunnyside, then later moved to Wapato in 2006, where he attended Wapato Pace High School.

He was engaged to Amy Ibarra.

He was employed at the Wolf Den in Wapato. When he wasn't working he loved spending time with his daughter, Lindsay and family.

He will always be in our hearts and will be greatly missed and loved forever. His daughter and fiancé have the best memories of him that will never be forgotten. Abel is now our guardian angel watching over his daughter and fiancé.

He was a hard worker, loving father, son, brother, uncle and fiancé, who everyone loved being around.

Abel is survived by his daughter, Lindsay Velasquez; mother, Rosa Alcantar; one brother, Miguel Zaragoza; two sisters, Alma Perez and Blanca Ruiz; his fiancé, Amy Ibarra; three nieces and one nephew; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Teodora Sanchez.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, May 13, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with recitation of the Holy Rosary, at 6 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, with graveside services to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be left at time of services for his daughter, Lindsay at

Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside.

Condolences can be sent to

Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in care of all arrangements. Condolences can be sent to


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