Ofelia R. Valdez, 81, passed away Monday April 25, 2011 in an Alice, Texas, hospital.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Raul Valdez; and three sons, Eleazar Valdez, Leonides Valdez and Serafin Valdez. 

Survivors include her four sons, Raul (Yolanda) Valdez of Alice, Texas, Jose Valdez of Alice, Texas, Crespin Valdez of Alice, Texas, and Victor (Irene) Valdez of Alice, Texas; five daughters, Angelita (Alonzo) Garza of Driscoll, Texas, Francisca (Jose Luis) Sanchez of San Diego, Texas, Ernestina Banda of Alice, Texas, Josie (Lazaro) Juarez of San Antonio, Texas, and Ofelia (Raul) Noyola of San Antonio, Texas; and one brother, Francisco (Belia) Ruiz of Ogden, Utah. Ofelia is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Rosas Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. that evening.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Alice, Texas.  Burial will follow at the New Collins Cemetery.

Rosas Funeral Home Inc. Entrusted with the Funeral Arrangements.