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Jose Eugenio Valdez

May 12, 1942 — April 2, 2024

Taylorsville

Jose Eugenio Valdez was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be remembered for his kindness, his love, and his devotion to his family and country.

Jose [81], passed away peacefully on April 2, 2024 in Taylorsville, UT. He was surrounded by his loving family.  Jose’s departure leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew him, but his memory and service to his country will be cherished and honored forever.

Born on 12 May 1942 in Chama, New Mexico, Jose grew up surrounded by family (6 siblings) and learned from a young age the importance of family and unconditional love.  Jose also learned at a young age the importance of discipline and a solid work ethic. Throughout his life ventures, Jose touched the lives of countless people through his selfless actions and unwavering dedication to his friends and family.  

Jose attended high school in Chama NM and joined the Marine Corps in 1961, then joining the Army in 1971, where he excelled with his exceptional skills, dedication and commitment to his county and craft.  Jose's commitment and discipline not only earned professional success and advancement in the Marine Corps and Army, but also earned him the respect and admiration of his fellow servicemen and women.

Beyond Jose’s professional achievements, Jose will be remembered for his character and the profound impact he had on those around him. Jose was the type of person that would give the shirt off his back and ask nothing in return.  His generosity was truly admirable.  

In his free time, Jose enjoyed helping his children and grandchildren with projects, tinkering around his houses, working on projects and painting.  He was an amazing painter! Above all, Jose enjoyed spending time with his family. He truly loved spending time with his wife, daughters and grandchildren.  

Jose is survived by Carol Valdez (wife) and daughters, Tiffany Valdez, Victoria (Manuel) Zarandona, Amanda (Brandon) Harrison, 8 grandchildren (Joey, Savannah, Mitch, Nikolai, Alexander, Natasha, Ella and Connor), and 4 great grandchildren, who will continue to honor Jose’s memory and lasting love.

A short viewing for family members will be held on Wednesday, April 10th from 2-3 pm at Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery (6500 S. Redwood Road Salt Lake City, UT). Graveside services will be on Wednesday, April 10th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm with a Celebration of Life following immediately after that from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the same location. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Jose's honor.

Jose’s spirit will live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate to have known him. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered for who he was and what he stood for. 

Rest in peace, our beloved father, grandpa, brother, uncle, friend. Your legacy will endure for generations to come.

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Service Schedule

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Family Viewing

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery

6500 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84123

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

3:30 - 4:30 pm (Mountain time)

Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery

6500 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84123

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

4:30 - 6:30 pm (Mountain time)

Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery

6500 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84123

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