RAYMOND KARL VALENTA
December 06, 2006 - Posted at 10:19 a.m.
GONZALES - Raymond Karl Valenta, 80, of Gonzales, died Monday, Dec.
4, 2006 at Care Inn of Gonzales.
He was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Gonzales, to the late Rudolf and
Annie Simicek Valenta. He was a crane operator with Texas Pipe
Fitters and a Catholic.
Survivors: daughters, Christine Cowden of Denver and Philis Earl of
Addison; sons, Raymond Valenta of Needville and Ronnie Valenta of
Laffayette; brothers, Robert Valenta of Gonzales and Jerry Valenta
of Beumont; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: wife, Lillie Valenta; sisters, Hermina
Strouhal and Mary Hubenak; stepsisters, Lillie VanBeveren and Hattie
Ibrom; brothers, Ed Valenta, Rudy Valenta, and George Valenta; and
stepbrothers, Louis Motocha, August Matocha, and Paul Matocha.
Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. tonight at Buffington Funeral Home
chapel in Gonzales.
A rosary will be recited 7-8 p.m. tonight at the chapel.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Phillips in Smiley, Father
Alfonso Gioppato officiating.
Burial will be at Wrightsboro Cemetery in Wrightsboro. Buffington
Funeral Home, Gonzales, 830-672-3322.
Pallbearers: Shawn Valenta, David Sheard, Derrick Sheard, Carlos
Camarillo, Thomas Valenta, Neil Wood, Keith Kaptchinskie.
Honorary Pallbearers: Colton Valenta, Patrick Kaptchinskie.