services for Manuel Valdez Gomez, 18, of Wilder, who died
December 13, 1992, of injuries received in an automobile
accident near Caldwell, will be held at 7 p.m. today at Dakan
Funeral Chapel in Caldwell. The Funeral Mass will be
celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 18, 1992, at St.
Mary's Catholic Church in Caldwell. Burial will follow at the
Wilder Cemetery, Wilder.
Manuel was born April 19, 1974, in Burley, Idaho, the son
of Raul Gomez and Rosanna Gomez Ramirez. In addition to his
parents he is also survived by four brothers, Jose, Raul Jr.,
Gilbert, Rene; a sister, Christina Gomez; his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Valdez of Burley, Idaho, and Mr. and Mrs.
Jose Gomez Hererra of Zac., Mexico.
When he was an infant, his parents moved to Caldwell.
Later his mother and siblings returned to Burley where he was
raised and attended Burley schools. He later returned to
Wilder and resided with his father and attended Wilder
schools. He was very active in school and loved playing
basketball. Manuel loved listening to music and alway s had a
song in his heart.
Manuel did not die alone that night. His fiance Maria
Catalina Siordia died that night also. Their desire was to be
married March 13,1993.