Raymond R. Valencia


Raymond R. Valencia, 58, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

Raymond R. Valencia, 58, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

He was born Sept. 9, 1955, in Laramie, Wyo., to Martin and Lucy Padilla Valencia.

He graduated from Manzanola (Colo.) High School. A Garden City resident since 1985, he was a mason and concrete worker.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, playing with his dogs and watching western movies.

He married Karen S. Orosco on May 10, 1986, in Garden City. She survives.

Other survivors include five brothers, Tomas and wife Sharon Valencia of Pueblo, Colo., Leroy Valencia of La Junta, Colo., Charlie Valencia of Manzanola, Colo., Eddie Valencia of Manzanola, and Floyd and wife Frances Valencia of Swink, Colo.; and two sisters, Patsy and husband Pete Romero of Manzanola, and Delores and husband Lawrence Bustamante of Garden City.

Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Garden City. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.

Memorials are suggested to the Raymond Valencia Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be given at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.

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