Fred Valdez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2015 - Fred Valdez Jr., 94, passed away June 7, 2015. Born on March 15, 1921, in Walsenburg, Colo. He joined the service and was in WWII and Korean War. He moved to Pueblo, where he met and married his wife, the late Ofelia Castro. Fred was a diesel auto mechanic and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot.