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Lawrence (Lorenzo) E. Valdes, age 73, passed away on November 24, 2019. He was born in Redwing (Chama), Colorado, and moved to Colorado Springs in 1965. He was a resident of Henderson, Nevada, for 24 years. He was a skilled carpenter and member of the Carpenter’s Union. He proudly served in the United States Army, 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions.

Lawrence was born April 22, 1946 to Eladio Pedro Valdes and Lisaida (Martinez) Valdes in Redwing (Chama), Colorado.

He was an avid golfer and loved to spend his time on the course. He was a loyal Broncos fan and had an appreciation for watching them play. He was quite the jokester with that mischievous smile. He always had a funny comment to say and often had a crowd to entertain. True to his character, his sense of humor was quite unique.

He is survived by his children: Joseph Valdes; Robin (Mauricio Cortes) Valdes; Crissy (Michael) Dagnon; his siblings: Cecilia Maass; Carmella Valdes Vaglica; Bernadette Lease; Thomas Robert Valdes; and Sandra Sanders; his grandchildren: Dylan Cortes; Baylee Cortes; Emma Cortes; Joseph and Elena Dagnon; and his great-granddaughter: Raelynn Cortes. He was preceded in death by his parents: Eladio and Lisaida Valdes; his siblings: Phillip Valdes and Percilla Adams; and baby daughter, Tamera Maria Valdes.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Inurnment will follow at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Garden of Tranquility.

We love you Lawrence! Your smile and your laughter will be missed!

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  1. Lawrence you and I had our times together over the years. We graduated the same year from the same school and kept in touch for a while in our younger years and reconnected in our later years when you lived in Las Vegas. Enjoyed our talks when I visited my son there and called you. Will miss you but we’ll meet again one day, just not too soon since I plan to be around for a few many more years. Loved you always and forever Primo.

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