Our wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Ophelia Mary Vallejos, went home to be with her Lord on Aug. 12, 2016 at Highland Manor in Fallon.
She was loved by many and known for her servant heart. If you came to her home you were fed and welcomed with open arms. Every New Years she would have tamales and menudo for anyone who came by that day. No one was turned away from her table. She was called Grandma/Tia Philia by the many children she babysat for through all the years.
She is survived by her husband: Jose D. Vallejos of 67 years. Also, her daughters: Linda Stilson (Mark); JoAnn Growcock (Bob, deceased); Rebecca Wright (Robert) and Connie Vallejos. Grandchildren: Felicia Martine, Danny Garcia (deceased); Jose Vallejos; Jenny De La Paz; Christina O’Neal; Eva Hall; Matthew Growcock; Kenneth Piatt; Megan Wright; Shawnte Mathews; Shannon Cummings; Alisha Hunt; Michael Wright and Temar Hunt. Great Grandchildren: Brandon; Lacey Alexandria; Mariah; Kali; Ophelia; Adian; Horacio; Alexis; Manuel; Anna; Dalton (deceased); Cody; Austin; Aaliyah; Madison; Mason; Morgan; Hannah; Jessica; Dylan; KyLee; Zaquery; Brycyn; Jada; Riley; Robert; Patton and Jaycee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Isabel Valdez; mother-in-law Eufemia Oak; sisters Dorothy Valdez and Elsie Gonzalez; son in law Bob Growcock and great grandson Dalton Growcock/Bradshaw.
Services consist of Rosary, Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at Gunter Funeral Home. Funeral, Saturday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Catholic Church. A reception will follow after the graveside service in the Parish Hall at the Catholic Church.