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In Memory of

Petra Valencia

August 1, 1935 - January 6, 2018

Obituary


Petra Valencia was born on August 1, 1935 in Juarez, Mexico and passed away on January 6, 2018 in Merced, California where she was a resident for 17 years.
Petra previously worked at Golden West Envelope Company where she was a machine operator for 30 years. She loved and enjoyed cooking, gardening, and watching horse races. Petra loved taking long walks with her loving husband down Bear Creek path. Petra looked forward to watching her novelas, but more than anything she enjoyed family gatherings.
Petra is preceded in death by her mother Encarnacion Rivas...

Petra Valencia was born on August 1, 1935 in Juarez, Mexico and passed away on January 6, 2018 in Merced, California where she was a resident for 17 years.
Petra previously worked at Golden West Envelope Company where she was a machine operator for 30 years. She loved and enjoyed cooking, gardening, and watching horse races. Petra loved taking long walks with her loving husband down Bear Creek path. Petra looked forward to watching her novelas, but more than anything she enjoyed family gatherings.
Petra is preceded in death by her mother Encarnacion Rivas and father Luciano Rivas as well as her three sisters.
She is survived by her husband Eduardo Valencia of 64 years as well as her children, Lucia Becerra of Merced, Eduardo Valencia Jr. of Merced, Sylvia Trueman of Folsom, Arturo Valencia of Hawaii and Carmen Bonilla of San Martin. Petra also leaves behind her two sisters, Maria Perez of Las Vegas and Sandra Rivas of New Mexico along with 18 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Petra touched many hearts and is loved by all!
A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home located at 1490 B Street, Merced, California 95341. The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church located at 519 W 12th Street, Merced, California 95341 with interment to follow at Merced District Cemetery located at 1300 B Street, Merced, California 95341.