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Brandon James Valdez
At peace playing guitar
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Brandon James Valdez, 24, entered into rest on April 10, 2011 in Manteca, California. He was born on February 16, 1987 in Manteca, California.

Brandon is survived by his fiancé Jacquelinn Caron of Manteca and their two daughters Brooklynn and Ashlynn Valdez of Manteca. His parents are Michelle & Jim Anderson of Manteca and Rick and Shirley Valdez of Lodi. He leaves behind 6 siblings; Justin, Rikki, & Jason Valdez of Lodi and Joshua, Storm & Carson Anderson of Manteca. His grandparents are Sharon & Tom Vigil of Stockton, Richard Valdez of Oakdale, Doreen Williams of Manteca, Jim & Brenda McClelland of West Virginia, Sherry & Glenn Dammen of Manteca and Bob & Shirley McDowell of Stockton. His aunts & uncles are Matt & Stephanie Valdez and family of Lathrop and Shawn & Danielle Davis and family of Manteca.

Brandon was a resident of Manteca. In the early part of his life he and his family moved to Modesto where he graduated in 2005 from Grace Davis High School. Brandon then went on to become a custom car builder working alongside his father Rick Valdez and brother Justin Valdez in Lodi. When not at work Brandon loved taking his daughters out on the boat spending hours expecting to fish out whatever the line brought in just for a simple smile on their faces. Brandon enjoyed hunting with his closes friends and family. He was at peace when playing his guitar to his favorite song especially when he was accompanied by his uncles and brothers. At home you would usually find Brandon getting on “the call” enduring and intense match on Call of Duty with all of his different opponents. Brandon‘s intelligence, quick wit and great sense of humor brought so much joy to everyone who surrounded him. He had a huge heart where there was a special place for everyone in it. Above all Brandon was known for his love, honesty, loyalty and selflessness. He was the best father to his daughters, a loving fiancé and an adored son to his parents and an amazing brother. Words cannot express how much Brandon will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Arrangements for Mr. Valdez are under the direction of P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. A Memorial Service will be held in his honor on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Crossroads Grace Community Church, 1505 Moffat Blvd, Manteca at 10 a.m. For condolences to the family please visit Brandon’s website at (search obituaries / Brandon Valdez) A memorial fund has been set up in lieu of flowers at Delta National Bank (any branch) under “Brandon Valdez Memorial Fund”.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, April 14, 2011