Gilbert Blas Valerio II, age 53, died on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born on June 28, 1966 in Rocky Ford, Colorado, the son of Gilbert and Genarita Rocha Valerio.
He worked for Finney County as the assistant director of Finney County Emergency management for six years and as the director for four years. Prior to this he worked at Tyson for 19 years. Gilbert also proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1984-1986.
On February 21, 2004, Gilbert married Rori Fenner in Garden City, Kansas. She survives.
Other survivors include:
One Son Shea Valerio of Garden City, Kansas
Two Daughters Abigail Valerio of Garden City, Kansas
Hailey Valerio of Garden City, Kansas
Mother Genarita Valerio of La Junta, Colorado
One Sister Geri Lynne & Anthony LaCombe of Castlerock, Colorado
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Gerald Valerio.
Rosary will be held at St. Dominic Catholic Church at 7 pm on Thursday, August 1, 2019.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Interment will be held at Valley View Cemetery immediately following.
There will be no calling times.
Memorials are suggested to the Gilbert Valerio Memorial Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St. Garden City, Kansas 67846.
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