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Cristino Valencia


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With great sadness, the family of Cristino “Christino” Valencia share his passing on April 6, 2018.
A Rosary will be recited at St. Peters’ Catholic Church on Monday, April 16, 2018, at 1:00 PM, followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. Celebrate Cristino’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for his family.
On July 28, 1929, Cristino was born to Agustin and Isabel Apodaca Valencia in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. He made Roswell his home. In Cristino’s younger years, he enjoyed fishing, bowling and shuttle board. He was an active member of the Joy Center for Seniors. Cristino enjoyed playing pool and proudly received a second-place trophy in a pool tournament.
Surviving to cherish Cristino’s memory are his daughters: Loretta Traverso, Marie Ann Valencia both of California; sons: Earl of New Mexico, Jake of California; children’s mother, Mary Valencia of New Mexico; sixteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; sisters: Marcella (Marcie) Barrera of California, Antonia (Toni) Nunez of New Mexico, Consuelo (Connie) Madrid of New Mexico, Annabella (Anna) Saiz of Texas, Catalina (Katy) Jimenez of Texas; brother, Ramon (Raymond) of Texas; many nephews and nieces; and a very dear friend of Cristino and family, Edie (Maria) Cerretino.
Preceding Cristino in death were his sons: Albert and Danny both of California; parents: Isabel and Agustin Valencia; brothers: Santiago (Jim) and Raul (Rolley).
The family of Cristino would like to extend a special acknowledgment to Dr. Emilio Arajuo-Mino and his staff at Kymera Cancer Treatment Center for the excellent care to our loved one.
Cristino will truly be missed by family and friends.
To honor Cristino, his family lovingly wrote this tribute.

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