Loretta Andrade, 75, of Greeley, passed away April 6, 2014 at her home. She was born December 24, 1938 in Walsenburg to Raymond and Lucy (Martinez) Valdez. She attended school at St. Mary's Catholic School in Walsenburg. She married Joe Andrade on August 13, 1951 in Denver Colorado.
Loretta was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Platteville. She loved to travel and play bingo. She was an excellent cook especially her Mexican Food and homemade Tortillas. Family was very important to Loretta especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed family get-togethers and her favorite time was Christmas.
Loretta loved helping people. She was a Bingo Caller at the Brighton Senior Center and the American Legion in Ft. Lupton. She also enjoyed playing card games.
Loretta is survived by her husband Joe; sons Johnny Ray Valdez Sr., Joe Jr. (Nadine) Andrade and David (Rhonda) Andrade; sisters Vicki Martinez, Marlene Martinez, Betty Gonzales, Elsie Samora, Carol Cappello; brother Phillip Valdez; grandchildren Johnny Ray Valdez Jr., Roseann Valdez, Elizabeth Forsyth, Paul Andrade, Aaron Andrade, David Michael Andrade Jr., Dyami Joe Andrade; great grandchildren Brenden Forsyth, Chloe Forsyth, Sunni Andrade and Elian Andrade. She was preceded in death by her parent Raymond and Lucy (Martinez) Valdez, brothers Richard Valdez, Robert Valdez and Emilo Lopez.
Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014 at Stoddard Funeral Home.