Margaret Mabel Valdez, 86, of Allegan, MI passed away among family Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Briarwood Assisted Living. Born February 18, 1934 in Glennonville, MO, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Eberhard) Hustedde, sister of Anthony, Marie, Jake, and Francie, and was the widow of the late Walter E. Valdez. She attended St. Teresa Catholic School in Glennonville, MO. Mrs. Valdez was a longtime member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She graduated from St. Teresa High School in Glennonville, MO. and then attended Sienna College in Memphis, TN. Mrs. Valdez continued her education at St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, also in Memphis, TN, and completed her schooling at St. Francis Hospital School of Anesthesia in Peoria, IL graduating in 1956. She worked for many years as a certified registered nurse anesthetist prior to retirement from Kalamazoo Anesthesiology PC in 2009.
Mrs. Valdez is survived by her children, Ricardo Valdez and his fiancee Dorrie Parker, and Pamela (Jim) Fachini, grandchildren Justin and his wife Leah, Anthony, Shelby, Walter and Giovanna; and great grandchildren Finley, Remi and Maxwell.
The family will receive family and friends at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, on Monday, July 13, 2020 from 5-7 pm where the Rosary will be recited at 6:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 11:00 am with Rev. Father Simon Manjooran officiating. Interment will follow at Blessed Sacrament Cemetery, Allegan, MI.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the family requests that social distancing and masks be utilized.