August 4, 1937- March 4, 2019
Longtime Hanford resident Cecil G. Valle Sr. passed away from Parkinson's disease complications.
Born in Corcoran, California, his family moved to Hanford in 1941. Cecil attended local schools, Lincoln Elementary, Woodrow Willison Jr. High School and Hanford High School, Class of 1956.
Cecil worked for Ying's Market in his early years before joining Safeway Grocery Stores. In 1969, he began working with The Southern California Gas Company. Over the next thirty years with his gas company family, many friendships were formed. Beginning as a Crew Assistant, then a Field Mechanic Welder, and then as a Crew Leader. He worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator until his retirement in late 1999.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Angie and two granddaughter, Kori Emer and Celena Valle, his father and mother, Narciso Valle and Ruth Godina Valle Garcia, step-father Steven Garcia, baby brother Daniel Valle, brother Martin Valle, sister Mary Valle Navarette, and most recently, his sister Virgina Valle Lopez.
Cecil is survived by his loving wife Mary, daughter Gloria Emer, sons Cecil Jr. and Joseph, sisters Inez Cruz, Lucy Garcia and Linda Morales, Brother Steve (Mickey) Garcia, granddaughters Gina, Heather, Kendra Ashely, Jesses, Eden, Angelena, Joann, Erin and Katherine. Grandson C.J., as well as many nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren. Cecil's remaining family are truly blessed with the happiness and memories he added to their lives. Parkinson's disease took a devasting toll on Cecil's body, but his mind, sense of humor, loving kindness and love for his family never wavered from his heart.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019
10:00 AM at Latin Assembly of God
700 S. Harris, Hanford California
Reception to follow at St. Brigid's Youth Center