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Graciela "Grace" Valdivia

Graciela "Grace" Valdivia
  • December 13, 1938 - November 10, 2016
  • Watsonville, California

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“I really truly going to miss my mom,but knowing that she will be waiting for me with open arms is reassuring for me to move forward. Want to thank...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Trin Valdivia - Salinas, CA

“My condolences goes out to you Deanna and your family ! your mom is a angel now and I'm sure watching over all of you ! Nothing I can say can remove...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Debbie Bernie villarreal - CA

“Valdivia Family, Please except our deepest sympathy for your loss.David, Stephanie and Olivia Aguigam ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: David Aguigam - Visalia, CA

“We are sorry for the passing of Gracie. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Phillip Renteria Jr. - San Jose, CA

“You will surely be missed. I remember how sweet she was to my sister Brenda and I when we would visit Tia Lena & tio Trini. I have fond memories. God...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Joanne Marquez-Hogan - Family

“Dear Nate and Family ... Grace was a super Mother , grandmother ,great grandmother . she will be missed !!!! My Prayers for Nate & Family...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: shirley ogden - watsonville, CA

“To The Valdivia Family,I am so blessed to have such special memories of my Little Gracie, we had so much fun working together at Fords Dept, Store...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Suzette Rojas - Watsonville

“Dearest family of Gracie, Please know that we share in your loss of a wonderful person who cared so much for her family and friends. I will always...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Corinne Cursi - Watsonville, CA

“I have been blessed to have been to many Valdivia andLopez family gatherings since I was very young. I am saddened to hear about Gracie,s passing. ...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Eleanor Cartwright - Santa Cruz, CA

“Eternal rest grant unto Grace, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. She will find peace in "God's Holy Place."May the blessings of the...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: John and Bridgit Sparks - CA

“I have so many wonderful memories of our family get togethers and know that all our family in heaven have welcomed her with open arms. My love and...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Gloria Molina Murray - Oakley, CA

“Valdivia Family~We are so sorry to hear of Gracie's passing. What a beautiful sweet soul she was! She will be truly missed. Cherish all of the fun...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Aaron & Stacey Montalbo - CA

“We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Gracie was a wonderful person. Many prayers to all The Valdivia 's . I have many fond memories of her...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Cindi Bishop - Los Osos, CA

“Gracie was a valued part of the LeBarre's family life after my brother Paul married Gracie's daughter Deanna. One special memory I have of her is...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Rita (LeBarre) Grogan - Gilroy, CA

“Eternal rest grant unto Grace, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. She will find peace in "God's Holy Place."May the Lord bless and...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Winn & Chuck Jones - Salinas, CA

“Gracie was the most special mom. We could not walk into her house without her making a something to eat. And her tamales... She was more than a...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Le Barre Brush - Auburn, CA

“She was and angel to us all from the second she met us. Loved everyone unconditionally and was so full of life and love. She will be missed terribly....Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Denise Kincade - Watsonville, CA

“❤❤❤❤ God bless all of you! She was a great woman! She was loved by all who knew her!! Hugs and love!! ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Angie Rivera Lippy - San Diego, CA


Graciela "Grace" Valdivia, 77, of Watsonville died peacefully in the presence of her family after a battle with cancer on November 10, 2016.
Born on December 13, 1938 in Bakersfield, CA. She is predeceased by her parents Eleuterio and Pilar Lopez, sister Jenny, and brother Joe.

She spent that last 57 years of her life married to Nazario "Nate" Valdivia of Watsonville, CA. After her birth she relocated to Delano, CA and then proceeding to her location of Watsonville, CA. Her life enhanced when she met and married Nate and raised five children. Her relentless personality never let anything stand in her way. Leaving school at a young age to work in the fields of Central California she completed her GED by attending night school in 1978 from Watsonville High.

Survivors include her husband Nate of Watsonville, son Nazario Jr. of Albuquerque, NM, daughters Janice Marie of Salinas, CA, Deanna Lynn of Seaside, CA, sons Trinidad (Dolores), of Salinas, CA, and Joey of Los Gatos, CA: ten grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Her brothers, Eluterio Jr., John, Martin, Louis and sisters Dolores, Mary Ann, and Herlinda.

Visitation services will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 1:00-6:00 PM with a recitation of the Rosary at 7 PM at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, 609 Main St., Watsonville. Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Valley Catholic Church at 1 PM. At her request she will be carried to her resting place by her grandchildren. Reception TBD.