Obituaries, June 25

Xavier Valdez, 2
Xavier Elijah Valdez, 2, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, in Albuquerque.
He was born on Sept. 2, 2000, in Albuquerque, to Frank Beltran and Sheila Valdez.
Family members said his favorite foods were pizza, Cheetos, tortillas, beans and rice, and he liked to drink juices; his favorite clothes were his Bob the Builder and Spiderman costumes, and he like to wear sunglasses and play with his school bus.
Survivors inlcude his parents; his stepfather, Meregildo DeLeon; two brothers, Jason F. and Freddie A. Beltran; and a sister, Jessica C. Beltran.
Memorial services were held Monday. Bishop Larry Skelley officiated.
Burial followed at Babyland in Portales Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were friends and family.
Wheeler Mortuary of Portales handled arrangements.

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