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Raul Leonardo Valderaz


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RAUL LEONARDO VALDERAZ, 53, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, in Roswell, New Mexico. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Raul’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SERVICES: There will be a Viewing at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, February 26, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.

On July 2, 1967, Raul was born to Antonio Valderaz and Lupe Garza Valderaz in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated from Lovington High School. Raul was a proud United States Army Veteran. After his military service, he attended the Law Enforcement Academy and later worked as a Deputy Sherriff for Chaves County. He retired as a Detective with the Chaves County Sheriff’s Department after twenty years of service. After retirement, Raul worked as a Safety Field Representative for Sweatt Construction. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Raul’s most treasured moments were the times he would hang out with his family and friends. He enjoyed traveling, coaching softball, refereeing football games, dancing and spending time, joking, laughing, and acting silly with his kids, grandchildren, family, and friends. His smile would light up a room. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

SURVIVORS: Left to treasure memories of Raul are his wife, Monica Barraza; children: Bradley Valderaz, John Anthony Valderaz, Reyes Cruz Herrera, Andrew Rey Herrera, Nikita Valderaz, Jaclyn Ray Herrera, Ana Christine Herrera, Kassandra Barraza, and Angelica Barraza; sixteen grandchildren; parents, Antonio Valderaz and Lupe Garza Valderaz; siblings: David Valderaz and wife DeRenda Durr, Norma Hernandez and husband Rafael, and Soyla Marquez; as well as his brother-in-law, Salome Borunda.

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PRECEDED: Raul is preceded in death by his father, Antonio Valderaz; Jonathan Valderaz, Tony Valderaz, Dolores Borunda, and Steve Valderaz; maternal grandparents: Librado and Mercy Garza; paternal grandparents: and Geronimo and Tomasa Valderaz.

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Bradley Valderaz, John Anthony Valderaz, Able Cabello, Rafael Hernandez, Jose, Gonzalo y Ramiro Medillen, and Salome Borunda.

PALLBEARERS: Jonathan Hernandez, Héctor Ramírez, Jessie Valderaz, Aaron Ochoa, Daniel Ornelas, Ray Campos, Albert Padilla, and Kassandra Barraza.

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