Funeral services scheduled for Felix 'Juan' Valles


DOWNEY -- Felix “Juan” Valles passed away Dec. 6 in his home surrounded by family.

Felix was a resident of Downey for 35 years with his wife, Rosa. They were middle school sweethearts and were married for 51 years. 

He worked as an elevator mechanic for 30-plus years until he recently retired and was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Downey. 

Felix’s love for his family and friends was well known to the community he lived in. He was always there to lend a helping hand to his family and friends. His neighbors all knew who Felix was on the “Island” as he would wave or honk at anyone who passed by. He always knew how to make anyone around him laugh and feel welcomed. 

He was an avid sports fan following his teams Dodgers, Cowboys and Lakers.

He is survived by his wife, daughters, grandchildren, siblings and family.

Visitation will be on Monday, Dec. 18 from 5–9 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cypress – Church of Our Fathers with prayer vigil/rosary from 7–8 p.m., located at 4471 Lincoln Ave in Cypress. 

Funeral services for Felix will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m., located at 10727 Downey Ave. in Downey. Following the services, Felix will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn – Long Beach.