Otila R. Valdez, 78, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Lifecare Hospital North in McAllen.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1931 in Los Ebanos to Medardo Villarreal and Concepcion Aguilar.

Otila is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Guadalupe Valdez Sr.; son, Guadlupe Valdez Jr.; three brothers; and one sister.

Otila is survived by daughters, Cynthia V. (Jesus) Cantu and Linda V. Veveros; grandchildren, D.J. (Annette) Viveros, Joshua Robert Viveros, Julia Ann Cantu, and Rebecca Nicole Cantu; great grandchild, Chloe Faith Viveros; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Otila was a loving and outgoing woman. Her beautiful laughter and warm smile was a constant reminder of her love and devotion. Her strong Christian faith was heard by all when she played the organ and accordion at the Primera Iglesia Bautista. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched.

Visitation and prayer service was held Jan. 15 in the Chapel of Peace at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg. Christian services were held Saturday, Jan. 15 in the Chapel of Peace at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg. Christian burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.