SOPHIE C. SPEER Funeral Mass for lifelong Cortez resident Sophie C. Speer will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 1 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Summit Ridge Cemetery. A Rosary Service will take place Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at the church. Sophie was born August 24, 1920 in Dulce, N.M. the daughter of Jose Elipio and Teresita (Martinez) Valdez. She passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Southwest Memorial Hospital at the age of 95. On November 19, 1938, Sophie married Julian A. Speer in Mancos. Sophie was a devoted homemaker and cook for most of her life. She also watched children at her day care center. She was an avid New York Yankees fan. Sophie enjoyed many pastimes, word find puzzles, crocheting, embroidering, reading and playing video poker were some of her favorites. Sophie's greatest love was spending time with her family. Surviving Sophie are her children, Debbie Speer, Lois Hillman, Tina Speer, Esther Speer, Betty Goodall (Eddie), Josephine Killey (Jerry), Cordie Watts, Juanita Valdez (Kelly), Anita Martinez, Darrell Speer (Rose), Tony Speer, Arthur Speer (Marie), Richard Speer, Robert Speer, and Jimmy Speer; 38 grandchildren, 87 great-grandchildren, 52 great-great-grandchildren; and by her granddaughter and granddog, Jenn and Gus. Sophie was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Julian A. Speer; and by her children, Theresa Garcia, Romancita Speer, Martha Garcia, Billy Speer and Albert Speer.