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David N. Valenzuela, Sr.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 1:59 pm | Updated: 2:01 pm, Wed Dec 5, 2018.

David M. Valenzuela, Sr., 86, of Odessa, Texas, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Nov. 26, 2018.

He was born Aug. 26, 1932, in Alpine, Texas, to Juan and Angelina Valenzuela. David enjoyed fishing, camping and attending horse races. In his younger days, he was a pitcher for the International of Alpine, well known by his friends as “Curvia” (aka the curve).

In October 1952 he married the love of his life, Isabel Gallego Valenzuela. David worked and retired from Ector County Road and Bridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Isabel Valenzuela; two sons Hector and Santiago “Jimmy” Valenzuela; brothers Juan, Ruben, and Jesse Valenzuela; and sisters Viola Porras and Sylvia Jimenez.

He is survived by his four sons, David Valenzuela, Jr., and wife, Alma, Oscar Valenzuela, Daniel Joe Valenzuela, and Michael Valenzuela and wife, Esmeralda, all of Odessa; daughter Jackie Lynn Hernandez and husband Bo of Odessa; sister Catalina Salas of Marathon, Texas; 18 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Nov. 28, 2018, with Rosary recited at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel.

Funeral Mass was celebrated on Nov. 29, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Frank Chavez officiating.  Interment followed at the Ector County Cemetery. 

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