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Velia Nevarez

June 28, 1938 — February 1, 2024

Velia D. Nevarez, age 85, of Garland, Texas passed away February 1, 2024. She succumbed to a chronic lung disease, which she had battled for several years. She was a fighter and never gave up hope. Val was a Christian and believer in Jesus Christ. She had tremendous faith and trust in God.

She was born June 28, 1938, to Dora Elizalde Duenas and Manuel Duenas of Phoenix, Arizona. Her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren, Heath Dunn (42), Heather Nichol (41), Stephanie Nevarez (40), great-grandchildren, Landon Nichol (20), Noah Alvarez (16), Reagin Dunn (16), Camryn Dunn (14), Brody Nichol (12), Bryson Nichol (9). Val and Joeseph Nevarez married June 3, 1956. They were soulmates, having been married for sixty seven years. They had one son, Joeseph D. Nevarez, born March 3, 1957 - June 22, 2020, and one daughter, Judie Ann Dunn, born January 15, 1963.

As a young mother and wife, Val worked on the military base as her husband was in the AirForce. Being in the military meant a lot of relocating. While she didn't travel with the kids overseas to England, Germany, and Vietnam, where her husband was stationed; she was still able to travel within the states to Nebraska, Oregon, Arizona, and Minnesota.

Her most fulfilling job was being a mother, and a Nana, as she raised several generations in her home. There was nothing she loved more than spending time with her family. She attended pageants, dance competitions, cheer competitions, baseball, basketball, and football games.

She was on the PTO board at several schools, Girl Scout leader, home room mom for her grandkids, and volunteered in many other areas. Val was a servant leader and did so with grace and passion.

She is survived by her husband, Joeseph E. Nevarez; daughter, Judie Ann Dunn and fiance Archie Spencer; grandchildren: Heath and wife Jana Dunn, Heather and husband Justin Nichol, and Stephanie Nevarez. Great-grandchildren: Landon Nichol, Noah Alvarez, Reagin Dunn, Camryn Dunn, Brody Nichol and Bryson Nichol. Siblings: brother, Johnny Duenas {deceased), sister, DeeDee Spain, brother, Anthony Duenas, brother, George Duenas, brother, Paul Duenas, and brother, Danny Duenas, multiple nieces and nephews and many other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at New Hope Funeral Home. A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday, February 12, 2024, at New Hope Funeral Home in Sunnyvale, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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Visitation

Monday, February 12, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

New Hope Funeral Home - Stateroom B

500 US Highway 80 E., Sunnyvale, TX 75182

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

New Hope Funeral Home Chapel

500 US Highway 80 E., Sunnyvale, TX 75182

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Burial

Monday, February 19, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75211

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