Obituary: James R. Valdez |

Obituary: James R. Valdez

James R. Valdez, 82, died at home in Gardnerville on May 24, 2010. He was born in Tres Pinos, Calif., on May 15, 1928, to Martin and Carmen Valdez. He was preceded in death by his brothers Martin, Eugene, and Freddie Valdez and stepson James Blake. Among his survivors are his wife Dorothy Valdez; ex-wife Laverne Detrick; daughters Patricia Redding, Linda Bowlen, and Kathy Correia; son Fred Valdez; stepsons Butch and Joseph Blake; stepdaughters Cynthia Faubel and Brenda Blake; brother Edward Valdez; sisters Rose Stephens, Babe Littlejohn, Pauline Garcia; and Dorothy Bowden; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Capitol City Cremation & Burial is in charge of arrangements.