A. Esequiel Valdez
ULYSSES — A. Esequiel "Kelly" Valdez, 83, of Ulysses, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses.
He was born May 4, 1930, in Rocky Ford, Colo., to Sipio and Sotera Sanchez Valdez.
Mr. Valdez had worked at various places in Ulysses.
Survivors include three sons, Bernie Valdez of Kansas City, Kan., Joey Valdez of Topeka, and Augie Valdez of Ulysses; a daughter, Hope Valdez of Ulysses; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepdaughter, Linda Beltran; a stepson, Abram Carrillo; a brother, Carmon Lewis; a sister, Mary Ann; and a stepsister, Yolanda.
Rosary service will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses. Funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow at Ulysses Cemetery with military rites conducted.
Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorials are suggested to VFW Post No. 3166 of Liberal, in care of the funeral home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880.