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Pauline Valdez

On August 7, 2017 at 1:25 AM our sweet fireball unexpectedly went home to be with our Heavenly Father.  Waiting for her with open arms, was the love of her life and her children.


Pauline believed in the spirit of community and taught her children the importance of helping others.  Her calling to community services began with the realization that there were people that did not have basic necessities to live, such as food, shelter and clothing.  She dedicated her life to helping others.  She wholeheartedly served the less fortunate while working at Salt Lake Community Action Program for 14 years.  One of her greatest professional accomplishments was being appointed as the Administrative Assistant of Minority Community Affairs in the Salt Lake City Mayor’s office with Mayor Deedee Corradini (deceased).


Pauline was a great advocate for the Hispanic community, serving on the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  She was recognized for her years of service being awarded the “Rey Flores” award and the “Outstanding Hispanic Woman of the Year” award.  She was currently a board member for the Utah Non Profit Housing group.


Pauline loved and cherished her entire family.  She believed that it was fundamental for parents to have open communication with their children and to be involved in all of their activities, including school, sports, friends, and anything that interested them.  She lived this belief to the fullest by supporting and attending all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities.  Pauline’s children could do no wrong in her eyes and if anyone said any different she was quick to put them in their place.  Her greatest joy was being surrounded by family and being call Nana.  Pauline will be greatly missed.


She is survived by daughter Christy (Chris) Serrano, son Henry Todd (Chris) Valdez, sisters Delores (Mike) Velasquez of Moore, OK. and Nancy (John) Wall, special nephews Brandon, Jeremy, and Cameron, and her sweet Apple Strudel Kalani Fuiava.  Grandchildren Michael Jr. Alexis, Lauren, Chris Jr., Nick, Charlie, Alexis, Jessica, Celeste, Christina, Alexis, Michael, Kayla, Aaron, Tosh, Olivia, Porfie, Tito, and 17 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband Henry (the Great) (Hank) Valdez, son Paul, daughter Angel Nicole Valdez, father John Paul, mother Molly Pacheco, mother-in-law Lita Andrew and Nephew Dustin Vallejos.


A Viewing will be on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah.


Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Christian Life Center, 1055 North Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:00 to 10:45 AM.


Interment at Memorial Redwood Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah.

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Tribute Wall for Pauline Valdez

  1. Bobby & Laura Valdez says:

    Valdez Family
    Our condolences go out to all the family.. You all are in our thoughts & Prayers..

    Bobby & Laura Valdez
    Espanola, New Mexico

  2. Rich & Aline Valdez says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of our dear friend Pauline, our deepest condolence to the family she will be missed by many

  3. Alexis & Nick Lozano says:

    My sweet Lydia, my heart is so torn in pieces. I’m sorry I didn’t say goodbye 😢 I loved/love you more than anyone. You were their at the drop of a dime for me and my family. If I was crying at 2 am, I know you would answer your phone and tell me “everything is going to be alright”. I promise to take care of Kalani, make sure to tell her I love and appreciate her. To kobe, I will always give him those extra long hugs and kisses you made a point to give him every time you seen him. And to your babies Kennedy, Kylee and Kamrynn, I promise to take them to McDonalds and get them their Happy meals from nana. I know they could never forget the tender love you gave them and the joy it brought to your heart to have them. I will miss you every second, watch over me and tell my Lita I love and miss her more than she could ever know 😢😢😢 Fly high my angels

  4. Ken Martinez says:

    Pauline it was unexpected but in our life time Lindaand I grew to respect you you brightened our life for sure tell Hank and Brother Paul for me they were both an inspiration to me me Hank in baseball and Brother Paul in my trumpet lessons rest in. Peace


    to the VALDEZ FAMILY PAULINE WAS PERSON WHO CARE FOR EVERYBODY AROUND HER HER grand kids an family an friends she was a inspire person i was her driver taken her around the city for her appointments we have long talks she would talk about her grand kids how much she love them an her son who was a police officer an the many jobs she had hear in the city an also she talk about each one of her grand daughters an daughter. may this family be strong for each other an help each other out she is looking down from heaven an saying take care of my grand babies

  6. Michael Martinez says:

    Pauline was always glad to see me which was good. She was always happy and it was good to see her. She will be missed a lot. She was always a friend to me. It was good to see her after being away for 25 years.

  7. Manuel mestas jr says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. I will miss those smiling eyes and hugs each time we met and greeted with “hi cous”. We love you Pauline.

  8. Tito Valdez says:

    She was one of the best Tias ever. For years she got me and my brother raging water passes and would always let us drop in. The Valdez boys loved her very much. She was a rock for the entire extended family.

  9. Lorenzo Tuero says:

    Pauline was a wonderful soul. I will miss her dearly. It’s been my honor to have know such a great lady.

  10. Gloria Castruita says:

    Pauline you will be dearly missed bit never forgotten.. You leave behide your legacy and you will live on forever. I thank God met and became friends. I know where you are you’re in good hands and you will watch over your familia from above.
    I will Keep you, your familia and other friends in my prayers.
    Gloria ( Renteria) Castruita y Familia.
    PS.. Give my Bro John a wack across the head when you see him for me..
    God Bless❤

  11. Gloria Castruita says:

    You will be dearly missed but never forgotten.. You leave behide your legacy and you will live on forever. I thank God we met and became friends. I know where you are you’re in good hands and you will watch over your familia from above.
    I will Keep you, your familia and other friends in my prayers.
    Gloria ( Renteria) Castruita y Familia.
    PS.. Give my Bro John a wack across the head when you see him for me..
    God Bless❤

  12. Michael&Jodie Caputo says:

    To the Valdez family, there has been no truer friend to the Caputo family more so than Henry,Pauline,Christy,Todd and Paul. we are limited to people that have such a profound affect in ones life and I thank you guys for that. As I celebrate my 30yr wedding anniversary this weekend I can’t help but think back too how much Henry&Pauline supported me. God bless 🙏🙏🙏

  13. Juan polinar sanchez says:

    Pauline had a wonderful heart a kindess she showered on any she talked too. When she came to denver with my sister we went to a rockies game and I was amazed how people would talk so easy to her. When I talked on the phone with her it was her voice that could put mind at ease.

  14. Lauralee Duarte says:

    Pauline and I have been associates for only 15 years. However in that short period of time it was apparent her heart was focused on service and opportunities for those less fortunate in our community. As a board member of Utah Non-Profit Housing Corporation she demonstrated her compassion and determination to improve services and resources to our citizens even as her health was failing. She will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing your love, kindness and compassion with each of us.
    Lauralee Duarte, Board President, Utah Non-Profit Housing Corporation.

  15. Lorie Duran Manzanares says:

    My brother and I practically grew up in Pauline and Henry’s home right along with Christy, Todd and Paul just like many of you. Their home was filled with love, warmth, and always welcoming. Thank you for all many years of happiness. God bless you all at this time.

  16. Padilla family. says:

    An amazing person I’ll never forget. I’ll forever aspire to love the way she did naturally.💛Pauline Always in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
    Gilbert, Kathy, and Olivia

  17. Cathy Caputo Hoskins says:

    Pauline was a friend and co-worker for many years until Mayor Corridini stole her away. I would like to extend to her family my deepest condolences. She was truly a fireball and will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend. 🙏🏼💕🌺

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