Eric Joseph Valencia, age 60 of Rio Rancho, NM went to join his “Abba” (Heavenly Father) on July 4, 2018. When Eric was called to his eternal home in heaven he was greeted by his Father Amado “Tito” Valencia, Grandmother Fidela Trujillo, Grandfather Marcelino Trujillo, Brothers Ron and Jude, his Nephew Stephen, and many other family members.
Eric’s passing is a great loss to all who loved and adored him. Eric was born on February 12, 1958 in Farmington, NM to Lucresia “Lou” Valencia and Amado “Tito” Valencia. Eric will always be remembered for his loving and giving heart. His smile and jokes would brighten everyone’s day. Eric was a father figure to many. Eric lived for his family who he loved, adored, and cherished.
Eric will be missed and never forgotten by his loving Mother Lucresia “Lou” Valencia, his love of his life and wife Dolores Valencia, his beloved children and the joys of his life Ashley “Bernadette Soubirous”, Brian (Stephanie), Brenda (Javier), and Octavian “Pampa-lu-lu”. Grandchildren James, Francine (Raul II), Jacqueline “Jackie”, and Dominique. Great-Grandchildren Estrella and the twins Raul III aka by Grandpa Eric as little “Eric” and Leilani. Goddaughters Anna and Arianna. Sisters Darleen, Rosanne (Ralph), Gina, and Angela. Brothers Steve (Yvette) and Manuel. And numerous beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Eric’s family would like to extend their gratitude to everyone during this difficult time.
A celebration of Eric’s life will be held on Sunday July 22, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Caribe Dance Studio located at 2008 Saint Michaels Dr. Suite C-1 Santa Fe, NM (Inside the Allegro Center).
The Family of Eric Joseph Valencia has entrusted the care of their beloved one to Avista Cremation & Burial.