In Loving Memory of Mark Andrew Valdez

Mark Andrew Valdez. age 53 of Raton, passed away Tuesday February 14, 2017 in Raton.


valdez mHe was born June 20, 1963 in Martinez, California the son of Arthur and Nancy Segura-Valdez.


He was a carpenter and loved to be with his family.


Mark is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Valdez, maternal grandparents, Arthur and Lena Segura, Paternal grandparents, Harvey and Lola Valdez, and brother Charles Valdez and many other family members.


He is survived by his wife Theresa Valdez of Raton, step daughter Ashlee Martinez of Clayton, NM, step son, Lakin Martinez of Clayton, NM, Mother Nancy Valdez of Raton, sisters, Debra Tapia of Raton, Darlene Arteaga and husband Javier of Albuquerque, NM, and Kathern Massey and husband Chad of Mesa, AZ. One brother Harvy A. Valdez of Raton. Nieces Elena Tapia and Gabe, Tina Martinez, Sara Tapia, Melanie Tapia and husband Daniel Romero Miquela Tapia and Dion Jojola, Jesica Arteaga Cruz and husband Filiberto Cruz, and Vanessa M. Valdez and Savannh M. Valdez, Nephews Israel Arteaga and wife Keann and Charles A . Valdez and Harvey E. Valdez and wife Gina. Pat Alcala, Mr and Mrs John Aguilar, Rosemary Belki, Orlando Valdez, Leo Segura, June Segura, Leonard and Loretta Segura, Mr and Mrs Joe Duncan, Mr and Mrs Gilbert Vigil and also numerous Uncles and Aunts. Nephews and nieces
Jaden, Adrian, Donoven, Diane, Joann, Mark, Darlene, Michael, Diana, Gabriel, Salo, Seth, Riaha, Leaha, Dion Jr.
Sierra, Soriah, Mike, Ariana, Kiana, Jeremy, Christopher.
Darlene and husband Anthony-
Javier, Antonio, Jazmine, Arahi, Nevaeh, Isariha, Elijah.

Great great nephew and nieces Anthony, Kayden, Avianna, Alana

Visitation will be Sunday February 19, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Monday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church recited by Deacon Tom Alderette. Mass of the resurrection will follow at 10:30 with Father William Woytavich as the celebrant. Rite of Christian burial will be in the Mt. Calvary cemetery in Raton.

Special thanks to Robin Pilley, MCMC, Dr. Lopez and all who took care of Mark with love and kindness, May God Bless You.

Services and celebration of love for Mark Andrew Valdez are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

2 comments on “In Loving Memory of Mark Andrew Valdez

  1. Chad Massey says:

    May your soul be blessed by Gods loving faith, gentle kindness, and unconditional caring love in Heaven. God be with you Mark as you have no more pain and suffering on Earth. You are missed by many loving people, but we know you are still here when we need you- Of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit Amen

  2. John and Esther Aguilar says:

    Our love and condolences to the family. Mark will certainly be missed as he was the center of the family’s activities, always the person who made others laugh. He loved parties and he had his biggest party a few days before he passed on. I’m sure that he will continue to laugh and dance in heaven!!!!!! Good-by Mark!!!