Sept. 20, 1960 — March 27, 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Louella Yvonne Valenzuela passed away peacefully at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 27, 2021.

She was surrounded by her family. Louella was born Sept. 20, 1960, in Grants, N.M. She married Benito Valenzuela in 1978.

They traveled for mining jobs throughout New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, eventually landing in Montana where they settled and retired.

Louella enjoyed traveling to see her children and grandchildren, sewing, going hunting with Benito, playing Candy Crush, and watching Rip on the TV series Yellowstone.

Louella is survived by her three children, Valerie (Tyrone) Wright of New Harmony, Ind., Felipe (Kristi) Sanchez of Paonia, Colo., and Rosemary (Robin) Wright of Murphy, N.C.; her mother, Petra Marez of Grants, N.M.; eight grandchildren and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Louella is preceded in death by her husband Benito Valenzuela, daughter Margaret Valenzuela, father Emilio Marez; and her brother Gilbert Marez.

A dual celebration of life for Louella and Margaret will be held in the summer of 2021.