Ralph Martinez Valdez Sr.
Ralph Martinez Valdez Jr. passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Austin, Texas, at the age of 53 years, 2 months, and 9 days. He was born on Sept. 19, 1958, in Rosebud to Mary Lou Martinez and Oscar Valdez.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Lou Martinez of Austin; his father, Oscar Valdez of Elsa; his daughter, Maria Valdez of Austin; son Ralph Valdez Jr. of Austin; his sisters, Elizabeth Evans of San Antonio and Maria Valdez of Corpus Christi; his brothers, Oscar Valdez of Austin, Ralph Valdez of Austin, Amador Valdez of San Antonio, and Eddie Valdez of Austin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Friday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. in the Franklin Funeral Home in Floresville.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home chapel.
Interment followed in the Picosa-Martinez Cemetery near Floresville.
Serving as pallbearers were Eddie Valdez, Eddie Gabriel Valdez, Pete Valdez, Ralph Valdez Jr., Elizabeth Valdez Evans, Oscar Valdez, Ruben Valdez, and Stevie Martinez.
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