Obituary: Thomas "Tom" Valadez

Thomas "Tom" Valadez of Kingman died Aug. 5, 2014, at the age of 45. He was born in California on March 18, 1969, to Anthony Valadez and Mary Rubal Valadez.

Tom was a graduate of Cal-Poly University, a member of IBW Local No. 357 and IBW Local No. 11, and worked as an electrician for Mercado Mineral Park Mine in Chloride.

He loved to hunt, fish, and was an avid outdoorsman; he was a member of the Moose Lodge of Kingman.

On April 24, 2010, in Safford, Ariz., he married Monica Saldana, who survives him. Tom is also survived by his children, Elizabeth Valadez of Montclair, Calif.; Sergio Pizarro of Walnut, Calif.; Christina and Dakota Valadez, both of Kingman; and his brother, Anthony Valadez, of Chino, Calif.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother.  

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Willcox, Ariz. Interment of his cremated remains will follow in Bonita Cemetery, Bonita, Ariz. You may express condolences at www.westlawnchapelmortuary.com.