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Richard L. Valdez Sr.

Richard was born on December 2, 1947 and passed away May 22, 2024 at home in Rancho Cordova, CA. He was the son of Cosme G. Valdez Sr., 1918~2002, and Elizabeth Kaihe, 1922~1994. Rich had a 35+ year relationship with his companion, Sondra M. Merson, whom he loved dearly. Rich worked for various companies over the years and retired from 7up Bottling Company after 20+ years of service. Rich was a supportive member of the Nashville Enterprise Miwok-Maidu-Nishinam Tribe. He is survived by his son, Richard Lester Valdez Jr.; brother; Cosme A. Valdez Jr. and sister, Karen L. Shaw-Storms. He is proceded in death by his sisters: Betty E. Gonzalez(Arthur); Delilah Wynne(Leon); Janet Wynne(Johnny), Carol Ann Norman(Charles); and Sandra M. Valdez.

Graveside services will be scheduled at a later date.