Funeral Mass for Sarah P. Valdo, 93, of Acomita, New Mexico will be held on Wednesday-November 15, 2006-10:00 AM at the St. Anne's Catholic Church ch, Acomita, New Mexico. Fathers: Larry Bernard and Berard Doerger will be the Celebrants.
A rosary will be recited Tuesday-November 14, 2006-7:00 PM at the St. Anne's Catholic Church. Deacon Larry Valdo presiding. Traditional wake will follow at the family home in Acoma.
Burial will follow at the Mount of Peace Cemetery in McCartys, New Mexico.
Sarah was born on July 25, 1913 in Acoma, New Mexico and went home to her Lord at her home on November 11, 2006 in Acoma, New Mexico. She retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs after 30 years of service with the Department of Education. She was a member of the Santa Maria Catholic Church in McCartys, New Mexico.
She is survived by her sons: Mike and wife Cindy Valdo of Albuquerque, New Mexico and their two children David of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Veronica of Phoenix, Arizona and granddaughter Naya; Deacon Larry Valdo and his children, Jeffery of Santa Fe, Gaylene Jaramillo and husband Joe of Isleta Pueblo and their two sons, Michael and Shane; and Stepdaughter, Lisa Lujan and husband Ed of Santa Fe, and their three sons; Daughter Dale Sanchez and husband Hubert of Acomita and their four daughters and grandchildren.
Mrs. Valdo is preceded in death by her husband: Julio Valdo; Parents: Lorenzo and Lucita Watchempino; Brothers: John, Harry, William and Wallace Pino; Sisters: Santana Wanya, Juanita Vallo and Rose Antonio.
Pallbearers will be: Aaron Pino, David Valdo, Jeffery Valdo, Demetrius Vallo, Richard Gonzales and Jon Simms.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: George Montoya, Tracy Hall, Harold Johnson, and Ernest Vallo.