Steve Manual Valdez went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 26, 2021, when he passed peacefully in his home. He was born March 17,
Steve is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Diana Frances Valdez, siblings Marie Carona and Walter Valdez, son Michael Valdez and wife Laurie Valdez and daughter Yvonne Clines and husband Richard Clines.
Five grandchildren, Zane Valdez, Nikki Hansen, Raelyn Clines, Steven
Sanchez, and Donovan Sanchez. Five great grandchildren, Izaah Hansen, Hailey Butler, Da'Sean Muckle, Josiah Sanchez, and Landon Sanchez. He was preceded by his parents Manual and Frances Valdez and siblings Patsy Valdez and John Valdez.
Steve was employed by EG&G for many years and moved on to Sandia Labs where he was assigned to the Tonopah test site for several years and eventually moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. Steve went on to retire from Sandia after several years of service. Steve was an avid and accomplished golfer and well known within the golfing community.
Steve enjoyed weekend family cookouts and especially took a lot of pride in his lawn! Steve also enjoyed going to the casino for weekly lunches. Steve was a dedicated fan of the Dallas Cowboys! Steve touched so many lives and it was not uncommon for him to know people wherever he went.
Visitation will be held at 1pm, and services at 2pm Friday, December 10th at Daniels Family Funeral Services located at 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque NM, 87109.
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