Eva Michelle Valdez

December 17, 1968 - November 4, 2021

Our beautiful, loving, crazy mother, daughter, nana, sister, cousin, niece and aunt passed away peacefully November 4, 2021 at 10:00 am surrounded by her loved ones. 

Eva was born in Salt Lake City, Utah December 17th 1968. She was raised by her parents Linda and Delfino Valdez. Later in life she created a special bond and relationship with Walter (Yvonne) Manzanares. 

She is survived by her daughters Dana and Demi; grandchildren Marcyanna, Messiah, and Ezrah; siblings Shane Joe Valdez, Shawna Soliz (Victor Soliz), Shannon Valdez (Matthew Lucas) and Sean Armijo;Sisters of her heart Christine Lettig-Trujillo, Brenda Kelly, Michelle Manzanares and Kim Manzanares-DeBartolome.

She was a niece to numerous aunts and uncles, Godmother to Nico Soliz and crazy Auntie Eva to all her nieces and nephews. 

She will be deeply missed by her stink: Brody, her beloved yorkie, and Boris the tortoise. 

Preceded in death by the love of her life Andy Candelaria. 

Grandparents: Eva Ochoa and Manuel Lovato, Eloisa and Delfino Valdez Sr.

Eva was known for her big heart, generosity and her special sense of humor. She was the hostess with the mostess and queen of clean. There wasn't a single time she turned down a sleepover for her grandkids and all her nieces and nephews. Her house was the place all the kids wanted to be at. We will miss everything about her and this void will never be filled, but we know she will always watch over and take care of us because that's just who she was. 

The family would like to thank the University of Utah Hospital for treating Eva so amazing and offering the care she deserved in her time there. 

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, November 12 from 10:30 - 11:30 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1058 West 400 South, Salt Lake City, where Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 11:30.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 noon, also at St. Patrick.  Interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Ave & "T" Street.

The funeral mass and burial may be livestreamed by returning to this page and clicking the "Watch Service Live" button just before the start of service time.  Services will be edited and posted on this page shortly thereafter for all to watch on demand.