A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, Magdalena Valenzuela Gomez, 89, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Magdalena’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
SERVICES: There will be a Viewing for Magdalena at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, and Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. There will be a Funeral Service on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 2:00 PM. Elder Isidro Bencomo from Española, NM, will be officiating. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
On July 22, 1931, Magdalena was born to Pedro and Beatris Valenzuela in El Mulato, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was the beloved wife of Juan Gomez, Sr., who preceded her in death in August of 2008. Magdalena was a faithful Jehovah’s Witness servant and a regular Pioneer for more than thirty-five years, she truly loved Jehovah very much. Her love and joy was serving Jehovah by preaching house to house, by letters, and phone service about his name, Jehovah God. Magdalena loved tending to her garden and animals. Her most treasured moments were the times she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, they were the light of her life. Her loved ones would gather every Saturday for family dinners. Magdalena will be profoundly missed by her family, friends, and all who had the honor to have known her.
SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish memories of Magdalena are her children: Rose Martinez and husband Paul, Margaret Sena and husband Merlin, Marci Medrano and husband Cecil, Mary Helen Urquides and husband Alex, Jessie Medina, Mary Lou Luna and husband Armando, Dora Presas and husband Sergio, Juan Gomez Jr., Armando Gomez and wife Elsa, Augustin Gomez and wife Cathy, Anthony Gomez and wife Lucila, Tere Gomez; grandchildren: Steve Chavez and wife Ruby, Anselmo Chavez and wife Rachel, Jaymes C. Robles and wife Elaine, Nicole Vargas and husband Ralph, Dina Galvan and husband Anthony, Michael Medrano and wife Cindy, Cissy Sedillo and husband Daniel, Crystal Romero and husband Fabian, Sarah Soto and husband Abel, Angel Urquides, Senida Sanchez and husband Lorenzo, Anissa Gomez, Rocio Gomez, Mario Gomez and girlfriend Elisianna, Angel Deschene and husband David, Juan Carlos Gomez and wife Samantha, Paul Gomez, Adrian Gomez, Monica Mann and husband Matt, Luis Medina Jr. and wife Michelle, Veronica Medina and boyfriend Keenan, Jonathan Medina and wife Kimberly, Marie Simmon and husband Nathan, Amanda Luna, Rosanna Linares and husband Eric, Alex Luna and wife Lindsey, Sergio Isaac Presas and wife Melissa, Dora Lisa Roman and husband Manuel, Annette Pulcifer and boyfriend Shannon, Armando Gomez Jr. and wife Alexa, Stephanie Gomez and boyfriend Alan, Orlando Gomez, Danny Ray Merryfield, Debbie Perez and husband Lionel, Michael Arias, Brandon Merryfield, Anthony Gomez and wife Stephanie, Junior Gomez and girlfriend Mikaela, Nevaeh Gomez, Lilly Franco and husband Ruben, Toby Franco, Alberto Franco, Maximino Franco Jr., Angela Franco; great-grandchildren: Heather Chavez, Paul Chavez, Emily Chavez and boyfriend Freddy, Nathaniel Chavez, Daniel Lopez, Brianna Lopez, Cassandra Gonzales, Jimmy Dominic Robles, Tierra Vargas, Ralph Noel Vargas, Andrew Galvan, Matthew Galvan, Stephen Galvan, Gabriel Sosa and wife Perla, Seresa Medrano, Kyara Sedillo, Wilfred Sedillo, Daniel Ray Sedillo, Chastanie Romero, Brilaya Romero, Emrie Romero, Ricky Merryfield and girlfriend Ana, Erick Merryfield, Javin Sanchez, Lydia Schaffer, Cristian Schaffer, Nachklya Pelletier, Dasha Townsend, Ezra Townsend, Emilia Townsend, Alani Townsend, Chloe Deschene, Ethan Deschene, Aryelle Gomez, A’nyah Galavez, Juan Carlos Jr. Gomez, Caleb Gomez, Anabelle Gomez, Mercedes Mann, Marissa Mann, Maliah Medina, Mya Medina, Magdalena Medina, Braxton Medina, Xavier Medina, Emma Simmons, Ella Simmons, Elsa Meenach, Sean Luna, Beyonce Linares, Max Linares, Eric Linares Jr., Jonathan Linares, Benjamin Mendoza, Ethan I. Presas, Cristian Presas, Sophia Presas, Diego Roman, Damian Roman, Anthony Palicifer, Bryce Palicifer, Trent Gomez, Joseph Gomez, Naveen Gomez, Stefan Gomez, Ryan Gomez, Armani Bennett, Azlea Gomez, Deis Skinner, Alazne Skinner, Ariah Merryfield, Anavey Otero, April Sanchez, Brandon Merryfield, Dominic Merryfield, Aziah Gomez, Fabian Franco, Damian Franco, Ebriana Franco; great-great-grandchild: Jimmy Chavez, Jayden Chaves, Hennessy Chaves, Khamri Chavez, Elijah Chavez-Contreras, Mareah Gonzales, JD. Vargas, Elijah Vargas, Vasanti Sosa, Gabriel Sosa, Ezekiel Sosa, Azariah Medrano, Uzziah Thompson, Zavaen Camacho, Rickey Don Merryfield III, and Esliana Gomez; sisters: Juanita Carrasco and Chelo Hernandez; as well as her precious pet goat, Chico.
PRECEDED: Magdalena is preceded in death by her husband, Juan Gomez, Sr.; son, Mario Gomez, Sr.; son-in-law, Luis R. Medina; granddaughter, Adrianna Chavez; parents, Pedro and Beatris Valenzuela; sisters: Belso Carrasco, Elvira Franco, Anjelita Hernandez, Rosa Hernandez, and Beatris Bonilla; and brothers: Pedrito Valenzuela, Felipe Valenzuela, Jesus Valenzuela, and Ricardo Valenzuela.
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HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Honored to serve as Honorary Pallbearers are all her grandchildren.
PALLBEARERS: Those blessed to serve as Pallbearers are Juan Gomez Jr., Armando Gomez, Agustin Gomez, Anthony Gomez, Isaac Presas, Mario Gomez Jr.
The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to Dr. Vega and Encompass Hospice for the special care that was given to Magdalena.