Maria Olimpia Valenzuela


Maria Valenzuela, 73, of Waco, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation: 5 – 8pm Tuesday, June 21 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Services: 11am Wednesday, June 22 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. CLICK HERE to view the Live Stream of the service. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park.

Maria was born October 20, 1948 in Guanajuato, Mexico. She was a seamstress for several decades, often taking on the most difficult and specialized work. She loved to cook for her family and showered them with love whenever they were near.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Casimira Martinez and great granddaughters, Rayah Hernandez and Eliana Gonzalez.

Maria is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Jose; sons, Jose Valenzuela, Jr. (Berta), Sergio Valenzuela, Marcos Valenzuela (Priscilla); daughters, Maria Navarro (Ralph), Isaura Polk, Maria “Bonnie” Gorschboth (Bill Brown); brothers, Restituto Martinez, Rodolfo Martinez, Mercedes Martinez, and Piedad Martinez; sisters, Yolanda Palizada, Guillermina Laguna, Antonieta Quintana, Maria De Jesus Martinez, and Josefina Espitia; along with 24 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren plus an additional three that are on their way.



Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. I am sorry I can’t be there out of town until Thursday. Our condolences and may you and your family find peace in this difficult time. God Bless you and family. Love you Maria

  2. Jody and Wally Nevarez

    I send my deepest condolences to all the Family, Maria was always so sweet and kind. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May GOD wrap HIS loving arms around you ALL during this time of grief!
    Wally Nevarez

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