Dakota Moon Valencia, it is with deep sadness we say Good-Bye to our beloved Dakota. He was a devoted son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. He was born on September 7, 1998 and passed away on January 31, 2021, surrounded by his loving mama, Theresa and brother Derek. Dakota had a beautiful heart with a kind soul, he had an amazing smile and was known for his wild crazy hair. Dakota loved his family dearly; he was an avid gamer and enjoyed Anime shows.
Dakota is survived by his mother, Theresa Valencia, his father, Richard Abeyta Jr., and his two brothers, Derek Valencia and Laurence Abeyta. He was loved by his grandparents, aunts, uncles, numerous first and second cousins, one nephew and countless friends.
Dakota’s family would like to say Thank You to the doctors and nurses at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center for their compassionate care of Dakota and to our family and friends that have reached out with generous donations, prayers, phone calls and messages. The love you have shown to us during this difficult time is humbling and greatly appreciated. We Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.
Honorary Pallbearers are Damian Elebario, Dominic Valencia, Chris Eylicio, Anthony Maestas, Matthew Martinez and Joaquin Ramirez. Dakota, you are forever in our hearts. Fly Little Bird, Fly Home.
Due to COVID concerns, a memorial will be scheduled at a later date.