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2222 Russell Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-634-1568
Vialquin Valdez

Vialquin A. Valdez

Friday, August 18th, 1922 - Monday, May 6th, 2019
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Vialquin A. “Val” Valdez of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at the age of 96.

Val was born on August 18, 1922 in Mora, New Mexico to Bealquin and Refugia (Urban) Valdez.

Val married the love of his life, Loyola (Lucero) Valdez, on November 20, 1948, in Platteville, Colorado. He was a plumber for many years for the V.A. Medical Center. Val enlisted and served honorably in the United States Army during the European conflict of WWII, and earned many honors including the Army Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, P.O.W. Medal, and Bronze Star.

Val was a member of St. Mary’s Church, the former Latin American Club, VFW, American Legion, DAV, AMVETS, and the Knights of Columbus. His biggest motto was, “Never give up!” rang true when he received an honorary diploma from Central High School in 2015 and then honored as Distinguished Alumni from Central High School in 2018.

Val is survived by his wife, Loyola Valdez; children, Mary Bea (Sam) Paiz, Lorraine (Bob) Salazar, Debbie (George Ortiz) Valdez-Ortiz, and Valerie (Fred) Roybal; grandchildren, Sarah Schabron (Phil), Anthony Paiz (Edie), Carly Cosand (Nick), Briana and Amber Roybal; great-grandchildren, Brynlee and Brielle Schabron; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Val is preceded by his parents, Bealquin and Refugia; siblings, Moses Valdez, John P. Alcon, Fedelina Alcon, Anna Gallegos and Felix Alcon.

A Rosary with a Funeral Liturgy to immediately follow will be celebrated on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Saint Mary’s Cathedral. A private graveside service will be held in Olivet Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the St. Joseph’s Food Bank and to the HOPE scholarship fund.
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  • Service

    Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Friday, May 10th, 2019 1:00pm
    St. Mary's Cathedral
    2101 Central Ave.
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    Father Jaimon Dominic
  • Interment

    Olivet Cemetery
    Pershing Blvd.
    CHEYENNE, WY 82001
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BJ and Ellen Thompson

Posted at 09:24pm
Bea, Lorraine and the Valdez family, we are so sorry for your loss. We didn’t know your father but recently learned of his sacrifice in the name of our country during the war. He was a great man and raised a wonderful family. God, family and county, devoted to them all. You are in our prayers. BJ and Ellen Thompson

A. Guerra

Posted at 08:38am
Loyola lamento mucho tu pérdida. Que las palabras de nuestro amoroso Padre celestial les traiga consuelo y fortaleza durante este tiempo tan difícil. Nuestro creador promete regresar a nuestros seres queridos a la vida en un mundo perfecto donde no habrá más sufrimiento o muerte (Juan 5:28-29 & Apocalipsis 21:4)

joe grady

Posted at 03:47pm
Vialquin was the best Neighbor Karen and I could ever ask for, Always in a up beat mood, I enjoyed listening to Val talking to me on their front porch, and make a us laugh, Always asking well how's the kids, you guys doing good ?, Always showing his pride for his Country, and for his God. Just love him as a Person, Friend, and Neighbor.

Renae Jording

Posted at 10:14am
Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. Hold tight to memories for comfort. Lean on your friends for strength. And always remember how much you're loved. My deepest condolences.


Posted at 08:07am
My deep deep condolences to the Valdez family: May you reflect on the precious memories that you have made with your loved one. Losing a loved one can cause so so much sadness and pain of heart. So, I would like to share what helped us when our precious daughter died and later when my precious husband fell asleep in death due to cancer. I appreciated the calls and visits from people from all over. But I also, recall just sitting down and reading different Scriptures and meditating on them. It was so comforting to read that God cares for us personally... (1Peter 5:6, 7). Yes, He cares, He sees our pain. And, He Jehovah God will in His due time do away with All sicknesses & death (Isaiah 33:24 & Isaiah 25:8). He is indeed a God of comfort. Oh, wow He promises the hope of seeing our precious loved ones again (John 5:28, 29) and says where (Psalms 37:11). He always keeps His word. I hope that these few Scriptures were of some comfort to you as they were to me.

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