Michael “Albert” Valenzuela, age 72 of Harper, Oregon passed away on December 3, 2021, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Albert was born, the third of twelve children, to Tony & Clara Valenzuela on November 20, 1949, in Lindsay, California. He attended schools in Lindsay, College of the Sequoias, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Albert worked many jobs, entertaining family and friends with stories of each, before settling with the US Postal Service in Lindsay. A lifelong sports fan, he traveled to England, Australia, and around the US to watch Formula One and NASCAR racing. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and relaxing by the fire with a beer in hand. Albert was a friend to all and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Diane, 3 stepchildren, Michelle (Jason) Cuthbert, Travis (Brandy) Grigg, and Lisa (Christopher) Foster, and 9 grandchildren, his brothers, Tony, Eddie, Tom, Mark, Tim, Kenny, and sisters, Patty, Linda, and Marie. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Bruce, and sister Cathy. A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021, at Valley View Cemetery in Vale, Oregon at 3:00 pm followed by a gathering TBD. A celebration of Albert’s life will be held in Visalia, California in the spring of 2022.
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