Bernie Cortez Valles

Bernie Cortez Valles, 56, of Winters passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

He was born January 1, 1965 to Epigmenio Sr and Irene Valles in Winters where he was a lifelong resident. Bernie worked for Winters Auto Tech for the last 8.5 years. He was a Catholic.

Bernie had a kind heart and a unique laugh. He was a big Cowboys fan, loved to barbeque, and loved to fish. He will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Veronica and Robert Ford.

Bernie is survived by his wife Kartella Valles of Tigard, OR; 2 sons: Benjie Valles and wife Rebekah of Abilene and Bernie Valles of Tigard, OR; 4 sisters: Gracie Sanchez and husband Antonio of Winters, Elizabeth Ontiveros of Abilene, Sandra Valles of Abilene, and Lorena Aleman of Stamford; and 3 brothers: Randy Valles and wife Terry of Ballinger, Epigmenio Valles, Jr. and wife Yolanda of Winters, and Joseph Valles and wife Jodie of Merkel; as well as 3 grandsons, 10 nephews, and 7 nieces.

Posted online on January 11, 2021