Frances Valles

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Funeral Services for Frances Valles will be at 2 p.m. Sep. 22, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be Sep.21, at 7 p.m. at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. Frances Arguello Valles was born on Mar. 9, 1939, in Karnes City to Juan Rodiguez Arguello and Andrea Castilleja Arguello. She died Sep. 19, 2017. In 1942, she along with her parents and siblings moved to Martin County and had made it her home since. She attended Valley View, Grady, Courtney and Flower Grove schools where she participated in basketball, volleyball and softball. She married Juan Jose “Johnny” Valles on June 17, 1956, and moved to Odessa where she attended Odessa College in 1958 and earned her degree as an LVN. She worked as a surgical nurse for two years in Odessa before returning to Stanton in 1960 where she began her long career working for Martin County Hospital District, solely by accident. She helped the hospital with establishing new doctors into their offices and worked for Dr. E. Shy, Dr. Mike Fisher, Dr. Sue Fisher, Dr. Thomas C. Miller, Dr. Edmond Prue, Dr. Kevin Campbell, Dr. Mike Auringer and Dr. Pablo Teveni as she simultaneously worked on the hospital floor. Her many accomplishments were being a member of the Guadalupanas, youth coordinator, Catholic Search Program, Lector, Communion Minister, Prayer Group Leader and Cursillista. She also volunteered at the schools during her spare time and traveled with the school band in 1991.She is survived by her son, Juan Carlos Valles; daughters Yvette Valles and Yvonne Carby and husband Allan all of Stanton; grandchildren Kara Nicole Valles of Oklahoma, Alonzo Black of Illinois, Jaime Juarez and wife Alma, Maria Fernandez, Victoria Carby, John-Allan Carby and Paisley Carby all of Stanton; one great granddaughter, Jaidalyn Juarez and two great grandsons, Joe Vidal-Juarez and Rylan Juarez; siblings, YC Arguello, Juan Arguello II, Macaria Chavez and Mary Marquez.She is preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Andrea Arguello, husband Johnny Valles, an infant son,three sisters, and three brothers. Pallbearers will be Marcus Arguello, Gustavo Arguello, Ramiro Reyes, Kevin Barnes, Camilo Chavez, Jr., Jaime Juarez, Arturo Garcia and Hector Minjarez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Martin County Hospital Nursing Department, Norberto Arguello, Martin Arguello, Chris Rangel, Anthony Rangel, Jacob Ramon, and Juan Ramon.

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