Mary Valdez

ULYSSES — Mary Valdez, 62, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at her home in Ulysses.

She was born Sept. 23, 1952, in Plainview, Texas, to Ernesto and Esperanza (Garcia) Garcia.

A Ulysses resident since 1965, Mrs. Valdez was a homemaker, owned and operated Parties Etc., and made birthday cakes.

On Oct. 17, 1969, she married Nazario “Joe” Valdez in Ulysses. He survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Alicia Valdez of Ulysses; her mother, Esperanza Garcia of Ulysses; three brothers, Wally Garcia of Garden City, and Luis Garcia and Ernie Garcia, both of Ulysses; and two sisters, Irene Garcia Nieto of Ulysses, and Salome Perez of Lakin. She was preceded in death by her father, Ernesto; her grandparents; a son, Nazario Valdez Jr.; a sister, Pauline Garcia; and a brother, Juan Garcia.

Funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Ulysses. Burial will follow at Ulysses Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Memorials to the Mary Valdez Memorial Fund may be sent in care of the funeral home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880.