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Javier Valdez

Javier G. Valdez, 70, of Kingman passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at his home in Kingman. Javier was born Dec. 1, 1937, in Michoacan, Mexico. He was a long-time resident of Kingman for 47 years. He was employed by Dunton Motors, El Paso Mine, Freiday Construction and Mohave County as a heavy equipment operator.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Maria Luisa Valdez; three loving daughters, Lupe Deihl of Chandler, Margarita Valdez and Dolores Valdez, both of Kingman; and one loyal son, Steven Valdez, also of Kingman; ten grandchildren, Michael and Kristopher Deihl of Chandler, Michael, Daniel, Rachel and Steven Hirst, Mathew and Alisha Valdez, Marisela Tena, Callee Joe Burt-Valdez, all of Kingman; two great-grandchildren, Michalya Deihl of Chandler and Michael Medina of Denver. He is also survived by his five brothers, Cesario, Salvador, Guadalupe, Gustavo and Miguel; and one sister, Lilia; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave., with a rosary recited at 4. Javier's immediate family would like to send heartfelt thank yous to all our friends and family, KRMC Hospice, and New Hope Hospice for all their caring support and assistance.