IN LOVING MEMORY
Catherine Cheryl Valverde
March 31, 1970 – May 12, 2019
Cathy was born on March 31, 1970 to Mary Ellen Valverde in Los Angeles, CA.
Cathy is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Fidel and Chavela Valverde.
Catherine “Cathy” Valverde age 49 of Clovis, NM died at PRMC in Clovis, NM after fighting for 3 years to battle Stage 4 Colon Cancer. Cathy went peacefully surrounded by those who loved her dearly. Despite Cathy’s illness, she did her best to remain humble and rarely ever complained about the level or amount of pain she was in. She was the most loving and considerate partner, grandma, mom, daughter, sister, and friend anyone could ever ask for. Cathy always went out of her way to check on others. Even during her worst times, she was more concerned with how you were doing. Cathy loved binge watching some of her favorite TV shows, visiting with friends and family, caring for her grandkids, and spending time with the love of her life, Bubba. Cathy touched so many lives and will forever remain in the hearts of her loved ones!
Those left to cherish her memory are, her fiancé, Stephen (Bubba) Page of Clovis, NM, her son, Freddie Steve Garcia of Clovis, NM; daughter, Sabrina Elena Garcia of Clovis, NM; her parents Mary Ellen and George Lovato of Clovis, NM; Fermin and Rosa Reyes of Friona, TX; grandchildren, N’Finity Reagn Garcia of Albuquerque, NM; Rain Xandria Amaris Chavez of Clovis, NM; Cathleen Larissa Garcia of Clovis, NM; sister, Bella Cowell (Dennis) of NC; brothers, Michael Reyes (Marcy) of Ralls, TX; Marcus Reyes (Veronica) of Friona, TX; Moses Reyes (Barbara) of Borger, TX; best friend, Rachel “Raquel” Page of Clovis, NM; Ninos, Bernie and Patsy Gutierrez of Albuquerque, NM; uncles, Don Segura (Toni) of Clovis, NM; Ray Valverde (Rose) of Santa Rosa, NM; Bobby Valverde (Debbie) of Albuquerque, NM; Vicente Valverde (Geraldine) of Albuquerque, NM; aunt, Rita Valverde Casaus (Mark) of Bernalillo, NM; and many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends who cherished and honored her.
A rosary will be recited for Cathy at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Steed Todd Funeral Home Chapel. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Steed Todd Home Chapel with Pastor Gillis officiating. Inurnment will be held at Mission Garden of Memories Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are George Lovato, Freddie Steve Garcia, Ronnie Valverde, David Lovato, and Anthony Lovato. Honorary pallbearers are Vicente Valverde, Bobby Valverde, Brian Page, and Joseph Hamel.
Thank you to Steed Todd Funeral Home; Oncologist, Dr. Brown and Surgeon, Dr. Phouc of UNM Cancer Center; The staff at UNM Hospital and Cancer Center; Hospice nurse, Jennifer; Clovis PRMC ER Dr. Kelley; Clovis PRMC nurses and staff; to all who donated during the last 3 years of her journey; and a special thanks to the anonymous donors for your generous contributions to her burial fund.
My heart goes out to all of you my beautiful cousins. I'm so sorry I couldn't be there today. Cathy was so beautiful inside and out. I remember it was a wonderful day the day she was born. My mom and uncle were so excited to become grandparents and great uncle and aunt on that day. Our Gongo was also so excited to become a great grandmother twice that day. She wanted to at both places at the same time. I love all of you so much. I will keep you all in prayer especially Mary Ellen and Cathy's family. Mary Ellen, please call me when you can. 505-450-2623. Love, Linda
Cousin LindaAlbuquerque, NM
Cathy you are going to be truly missed and loved by the families. And i know we didn't get to know each other as cousin's. And now you are resting in heaven now with no pain and with the rest of our families that are angels now gone but not forgotten
Jessica MataPortales, NM
My heartfelt and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Catherine Valverde may her soul rest in peace amen....
Alfonso E. CordovaAurora 80011, CO
There is so much to say about Cathy. She was kind thoughtful ,funny, caring. She always messaged me about my grandson and how he was doing even though she was going through pain or chemo. I will miss your smile and laughter. <3
Hope PeñaClovis, NM
Cathy’s family and loved ones: We were saddened to read about your ‘great loss’ and want to express our heartfelt condolences. As family and friends comfort one another in the days to come, think about seeing her in a youthful world, full of happiness, doing all the things she loved, and where sorrow and pain will be a thing of the past. May the peace of God be with you all during this difficult time.
L. Whitley, NC
Cathy so soft spoken and funny, why were you called Home so soon! My niece Rachel Page adored you and along with that came the love of your life Bubba! My visits to the Page's will never be the same without you there! RIP hita!
Nora YodisSpring Valley, CA
My condolences to the family. Cathy will be forever loved & missed. No more pain & suffering #R.I.P Cat 🙌❤
Ramona VillaCLOVIS, NM
Cathy rest in peace. And to all family members may you find comfort in God and in His loving arms. She has gained her golden wings and is in heaven.. My deepest sympathy to all family and close friend. Know you have an angel in heaven looking down on you.
Rosie LovatoPortales, NM
Cathy will be missed by many.My thoughts and prayers are with the family.❤🙏
Suzette DuranClovis, NM