Pablo E. Valencia
March 31, 1926  -  January 21, 2018

Pablo E. Valencia

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Terpening Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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Terpening Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Avenue
Artesia, NM  88210
Friday, January 26, 2018
10:00 a.m.
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Twin Oaks Memorial Park
59 Lake Arthur Highway
Artesia, NM  88210
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Funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 26, at Terpening & Son Chapel for Pablo E. Valencia of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mr. Valencia, 91, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Artesia General Hospital Emergency Room.

Burial will follow services at Twin Oaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Mark Valencia, Xavier Valencia, Armando Valencia, Jr., Paul Ontiveros, Paul Valencia, IV., and Israel Valencia, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be his remaining grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary Thursday, Jan. 25, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Pablo was born on March 31, 1926 to Pablo Valencia and Matilda (Esparza) Valencia in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico.

In November of 1947 he was married to Angela Diaz in Cardenas, Mexico. She preceded him in death on June 14, 2003. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, three brothers, and a grandson Jesse Hernandez.

Pablo was a farm laborer and then later went to work in the oil fields. He came to Artesia in 1959 after working in Nebraska and Colorado. He enjoyed Fishing and playing poker and loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his daughters Tina Frederico and husband Arturo of Artesia, and Yolanda Espinoza of Denver, Colorado; sons Israel Valencia and wife Catalina, Javier Valencia and wife Suzanne, Pablo Valencia, III. all of Artesia, Robert Valencia of Lubbock, TX, Armando Valencia of Artesia, Alonzo Valencia and wife Jessica of Artesia; and Omar Valencia of Phoenix, Arizona; 29 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


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  1. Mario & Dora Chavarria Urias
    Clovis, NM

    Our Heartfelt Condolence to the Family.

  2. Jennifer Valencia Vasquez
    Corsicana, TX

    Rest in peace grandpa Valencia

  3. Stephanie Ramos
    Fresno, CA

    Grandpa te voy extrañar mucho se que fuistes un señor muy complicado x no dejastes de ser mi abuelo me duele todo saber q no estas el saber que estuve lejos tanto tiempo me duele x aqui siempre tendras lugar mi corazon aun no puedo creer que no estas quisiera que todo fuera un sueno :( 💔💔💔

  4. Roxanne Baker
    Lubbock, TX

    Im sorry to hear about the loss of your father/grandfather. Ill never forget his warm smile and gracious welcome. I know that nothing anyone can say will take away the pain of your loss, please know that I'm thinking of you and praying for each and everyone of you.

    Deepest sympathy,

    Roxanne Baker

  5. Eugene Rogers
    Lake Arthur, NM

    We are thinking of you guys. We adored your parents. They both were such good people.
    Gene and Wendy Rogers

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