Wes Van De Valde
Services for Wesley E. Van De Valde, 64, will be held at Rivera's Family Funeral Home, 417 Rodeo Road in Santa Fe on Jan. 28 beginning with the viewing at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St. at 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow at the F.O.P, 3300 Calle Maria Luisa, Santa Fe, N.M., 87507.
He passed away after a long stuggle with cancer on Jan. 16, 2019, in the comfort of his home with his loving family by his side. He served in the Air Force as a Corrosion Control Specialist Sergeant from 1972-1976. He was also a volunteer firefighter for the La Cienega Fire Department for several years in the 1980s
He is survived by his wife of 33 years: Geraldine Van De Valde; daughters: Twyla Lopez (husband James), and Monique Baca (husband Julian); grandchildren: Alyssa, Leyla and Jayme Lopez, Isaiah Trujillo, Jordan and Kiara Baca; parents: Leonard and Wanda Van De Valde; brothers: David Van De Valde (wife Carole), Bill Van De Valde (partner Rose Ward) and sister Stephanie Addington; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brothers: Jimmy Bowlin, Terry Van De Valde; sister: Vicky Van De Valde.
Pallbearers are Larry McCleskey, Greg Boucher, Leroy Lucero, John Roybal, Ron C de Baca, James Ferrell and Karl Witt. Pallbearer escorts are Isaiah Trujillo and Jordan Baca.
Thank you all for your prayers, support and donations during this difficult time. As Wes would say, "It is what it is, ‘til there ain't no more."