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Gilbert R. Valverde

Gilbert R. Valverde

Gilbert R. Valverde

Gilbert R. Valverde, 80, of Amarillo died Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Prayer services will be at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2018, at St. Matthew United Methodist Church with Rev. Manny Burgos officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Gilbert was born February 10, 1938, in Amarillo to Salomon and Conferina Valverde.  He worked as a master carpenter for Western Builders for more than twenty-five years.  Gilbert also worked as a foreman for Potter County Road & Bridge Construction until retirement.  He was a member of the local Carpenters Union.  Gilbert was brought up Methodist and remained Methodist all his life.  He was strong and loved by many.  A loving husband and a good provider.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Amelia “Molly” Valverde; daughters, Darlene Ochoa and husband Pete, Anna Moreno and husband Rudy, Selina Williams and husband Kevin, and Roberta Valverde; a brother, Carlos Valverde; two sisters, Aurora Padilla and Patricia Martinez; 9 grandchildren, Adrian Ochoa, Shaun Castro, Cole Young, Jaime Valverde, Alexandrew Valverde, Michelle Ochoa, Dominique Castro, Mariah Moreno, and Lauren Young; 19 great-grandchildren; 2 and great-great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to Kim Manning and Marissa with Accolade Hospice for the wonderful care they provided for our father Gilbert and loving support for our family.



  • Rebecca Jaramillo Posted September 5, 2018 11:43 am

    I’ve known Gilbert for many years! He was a kind man and my mother Helen San Miguel Baca loved him dearly. I’m sure he will be truly missed by his family! We have hope in Jesus Christ-our redeemer and Savior! !

  • Pat Reynoso Posted September 6, 2018 6:35 am

    My dad CuCo and I are very sorry for your loss Molly. Prayers to you and all your family.

    • Lauren Young Posted September 6, 2018 7:58 pm

      Thank you Tia Pat! We love you so much!

  • Mary Bitela Posted September 6, 2018 9:21 am

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the whole family. GOD bless you all!

  • Joe (Jose) Samora jr. Posted September 6, 2018 12:40 pm

    May God comfort my good friends and family the Valverde’s, Be with God Gilbert-

  • Maggie Ulibarri Posted September 6, 2018 2:40 pm

    My deepest condolences.
    God Bless and you are in my prayers.


  • Rosemary Ruiz Quijada Posted September 6, 2018 2:55 pm

    Valverde Family,
    My sincere condolences for the loss of Mr. Valverde.
    May you find strength in our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Roy Herrera Jr. Posted September 6, 2018 10:12 pm

    Tio Gilbert- I know your in a good place with my dad now. You were such a great man and we are all going to miss you. I’m going to miss hearing your voice telling me pull up a chair and stay a while and of course, the stories about your adventures. Be at peace Tio and God bless you. -Roy Junior & Family

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