On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, June 16, 2013, our beloved mother lost her battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully surrounded by family.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Odelia; daughter, Margie; and her parents, Francisco and Maria Carmen Garcia.
Our mother was a beautiful person inside and out. All those who were lucky enough to be touched by her or touched her life know that it has been a blessing. She loved to joke, laugh, and dance, spend time with family, and was great at giving advice.
She leaves behind her husband, Jose A. Valdivia; daughters, Annie (Martin), Angie (Greg), Sylvia (Michael), Maria (Martin); and two sons, Tony (Marissa) and Adriel. She also leaves behind countless grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and brothers and sisters.
Mom, we miss you so much already. You left us way too soon, but it brings us peace to know you no longer hurt. You may not be here physically, but spiritually we feel you. We love you, and for now we say goodbye.
A celebration of life was held at San Lorenzo Park at 10 a.m. on June 29, 2013. Her remains will be scattered in Monterey Bay in a private ceremony by her children.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller-Jones Mortuary, www.miller-jones.com.