Maria H. Valles, 80, of Carlsbad, NM, was peacefully called home to our Heavenly Father on November 22, 2021. Cremation has taken place. A rosary will be recited at 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 16, 2021, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM, at San Jose Catholic Church with Fr. Juan Carlos Ramirez officiating. Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, NM.
Maria was born to Antonio and Isabel (Aguilar) Hernandez on June 16, 1941, in Alpine, Texas. At a young age she moved to El Paso, Texas and later moved to Carlsbad, NM. In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother, Maria loved watching football, reading murder mystery books, and had an exceptional green thumb. Throughout Maria’s entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her.
Maria is survived and will be eternally remembered by her brother, Antonio (Lidia) Hernandez of El Paso, Texas; her three children: Enrique Valles of Round Rock, Texas, Rebeca (Ricardo) Dominguez of Carlsbad, NM, and Luis (Valeri) Valles of Amarillo, Texas. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Samantha (Rocky) Mendez of Round Rock, Texas, Kristin Valles of Thornton, Colorado, Roberto “Robbie” Dominguez of Carlsbad, NM, Richard Jorian Dominguez of Carlsbad, NM; one great-grandson, Jayden Sanchez of Round Rock, Texas; as well as numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and close friends. Maria joins her parents Antonio and Isabel Hernandez, one brother, Simon Hernandez, and two sisters, Juanita H. Quintana and Tomasa H. Arispe in Heaven.
Maria was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through her final moments. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her witness of constant nurturing, love, and faith. Maria was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually but including: the staff and friends at Landsun and Lakeview Nursing Home, Lakeview Hospice, family, and friends – either through prayer and/or visits, neighbors, and even random acts of kindness through total “strangers”.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a Mass in Maria’s memory be paid at your local Catholic Church.