Paula (Salinas) Valle

September 3, 1943 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 77)


Paula Valle, age 77 of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at The Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.   
She was born in Robstown, Texas on September 3, 1943 to the late Vilcent and Eufemia (Quintana) Salinas. On August 26, 1963 she married Rodolfo G. Valle, who survives. Paula was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Defiance. She was a wonderful and caring homemaker with her children, and she recently worked at McDonald's. Paula was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and she enjoyed embroidery, playing dominos, family gathering, and dancing to Tejano music. She loved her family above all and will be sadly missed.
Paula is survived by her loving husband, Rodolfo G. Valle of Defiance, her son, Noel Valle of Robstown, TX, and her daughters, Belinda (Randy) Deitrick, Anita (Benny Esquibel Jr.) Schudel, and Nelda (Leonard Jr.) Barraza, all of Defiance. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and her sister, Aurora (Jose) Perez of Paulding. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Abelardo, Francisco, and Guadalupe Salinas, and her sisters, Clemencia Martinez, Elida Rios, and Olivia Hernandez.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson/Roessner Chapel (1753 S. Clinton Street) in Defiance. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, January 6th at St. John's Catholic Church, with Fr. Doug Taylor officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview Memory Gardens.
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January 6, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc.
529 Jefferson Avenue
Defiance, OH 43512

Mass of Christian Burial
January 6, 2021

11:30 AM
St. John s Catholic Church

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