Art Valdez
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: May 20, 1952
  • Date of passing: Mar 20, 2013
The vastness to how much you will be missed knows no bounds,but neither does our love for you,and our love journeys with you FOREVER!

Our family is so thankful for all of the support, prayers and thoughts through this very difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, the Art Valdez Memorial Fund has been established for those wishing to give a gift as an expression of sympathy to help the family with a memorial celebration of Art's life and related expenses. Any additional funds will be donated in Art's name to the Colorado Horse Rescue,            Su Teatro Theatre, and the CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center.

Contributions may be made via PayPal or at any Wells Fargo Bank to the:

Art Valdez Memorial Fund

Please join us for a Celebration of Life Gathering in honor of Art on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 10 AM at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Everyone is also invited to join us at 1:15 PM for a reception at Art's favorite restaurant, El Jardin.

Denver Botanic Gardens - 10 AM

1007 York Street, Denver 80206
(Free Parking and Grounds Admission)

El Jardin Mexican Restaurant - 1:15 PM
6460 E. 73rd Ave., Commerce City 80022
"You passed so suddenly and most unexpectedly in Texas while fully enjoying your life, family, retirement, and exciting explorations of all this world has to offer. Though we are still awaiting the answer of why, and still in the process of bringing you home to Colorado, your gift to us in the midst of this despair, is that you lift our spirits by making us feel so amazingly blessed for having someone in our lives so worthy of the words... loving, honorable, beautiful, and most of all kind hearted.  Thank you."  

"You are greatly loved, and we are greatly honored.”

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Bernice Whitney on 12th April 2013

"Vicki, all my prayers and love are with you and your family.
Love, Your Cousin Bernice"

This tribute was added by Monica Valdez on 12th April 2013

"We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours."

This tribute was added by Jane Gonzales on 11th April 2013

"Art glad I got to know you. You will be miss. You wert a very wonderful and caring person. I loved when I went into the Office. You made the kid fill welcome with the books you had for them. Glad I meet your daughter.she became a good friend."

This tribute was added by Norma Chavoya on 9th April 2013

"Hi Art,
Its still hard to believe that you are not here with us anymore but you are a angle now who is looking over your family and lovely wife vicki.
I remember the good times I had working for you for 7yrs at American Family very understanding & caring about family. You will be missed always."

This tribute was added by Judy Najera on 8th April 2013

"Art, we were friends for 25 years.  I remember the first time we met at a US West conference and I was pregnant with my second child.  I loved the way you talked about your beautiful family and the obvious love & devotion you had for Vicki and your children.  You were like a brother to me, and I will never forget you.  Your legacy lives in your wonderful wife and great children."

This tribute was added by Azure Star on 7th April 2013


This tribute was added by amber zamudio on 5th April 2013

""I will always cherish the fun times I had with you, Art.  You were an awesome father to three amazing girls and a devoted husband to a wonderful woman.  Some of my most fond memories are of Christmas with the Valdez family, laughing around the table, funny jokes and of course music.  You rocked it out at my wedding and helped me with so many things through my younger years.  I am forever""

This tribute was added by amber zamudio on 5th April 2013

"greatful for the rides to Elitches, the tax and insurance help and the jams on my most special day (just to name a few).  I'm greatful for my beautiful best friend and the opportunity to be be part of your life and family.  You were an amazing man with a huge amount of love for your family and friends!  I will miss you and you will be in my thoughts and prayers forever! <3""

This tribute was added by Azure Star on 5th April 2013

"Love you"

This tribute was added by Dilly V on 4th April 2013

"I love you more Daddy."

This tribute was added by Azure Star on 3rd April 2013


This tribute was added by Len Fowler on 3rd April 2013

"Hey, Art - It is really hard to understand why the Good Lord does what He does but you are His angel now.  I know we never had much of a relationship, but I always new you were a caring and loving man and loved Vicki and your girls very much.  You are forever loved, my friend.  Rest in Gods loving hands and in His peace."

This tribute was added by Azure Star on 2nd April 2013


This tribute was added by Chris Fowler on 1st April 2013

"It always seems as though there's never enough time.  I'm so glad that we got to go fishing in the Atlantic in December.  You told me at the time that that had been a lifelong dream and thanked me for sharing it with you. The fact that you honored me with letting me share it with you is something that I will never forget.  Thank you for letting me be a part of the Valdez family, Art."

This tribute was added by Azure Star on 1st April 2013


This tribute was added by Azure Star on 31st March 2013

"A candle to help light the way."

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