Catarina Valdez


Catarina Valdez

Catarina Alaniz Valdez, 105, passed away January 23, 2017.  She was born in Loire, Texas on February 7, 1911 to Geraldo and Cruz Alaniz.  

After marriage Catarina made Poteet her home. She was a very strong independent woman who lived on her own up until the age of 98. She loved taking care of her yard and plants.  She also enjoyed cooking.  She then made her residency at The Heights where she remained for 8 years. She was a member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church. She lived a long and wonderful life. 

Catarina is survived by her daughter, Beatrice Gaitan and husband Antonio of Geranimo, son, Jose Valdez Jr. and wife Estella of Poteet, daughter, Eloisa Casarez and late husband Alvino of Pleasanton, and son, Reymundo Valdez and wife Elva of Pleasanton. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Geraldo and Cruz Alaniz; husband, Jose Valdez Sr., two daughters and one son. 

Visitation was held at Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton, from 2 – 9 p.m., with a rosary  recited at 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, Poteet at 10 a.m., Thursday, January 26, 2017.  Interment followed in Esparza Cemetery, off Esparza Road, Pleasanton.  

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