Juan Valencia, 80, of Outlook died Monday in Prosser. Mr. Valencia was born in San Jose, Mexico. He was a migrant worker for many years until 1997 when he settled in the Yakima Valley.
Survivors include his wife, Juana Valencia of Outlook; 15 children, Ramona Valencia of Prosser, Jose Valencia of Zillah, David Valencia, Gloria Valencia, Jesus Valencia, Ofelia Valencia, Manuel Valencia and Isidro Valencia, all of Outlook, Aurelia Valencia of Mexico, Magarito Valencia of Toppenish, Maria Valencia and Teresa Valencia, both of Tacoma, Irma Valencia of Yakima, Juan Valencia of Sunnyside and Rafael Valencia of Mabton; three brothers, Eudosio Valencia, Pedro Valencia and Aurelio Valencia; a sister, Zenida Valencia of Mexico; 53 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m., at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian burial will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Granger. Burial will follow in Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside.