Richard (Ricky) Trevino Valdez

17 January 1956 - 19 February 2000
This Panel is still to be joined to a Block of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Ricky died at Nipomo, California, USA.

This page has been created in response to a request from one of his friends via the Internet. Ricky competed in the 1986 Gay Games where he met Paul Noble from New Zealand.

Rick shared this memory of Ricky at the same time he sent a memory for Paul:

I lost the best person in the world, Ricky Valdez.
Our 20 years together were amazing.
I still think of you almost everyday.
It is still painful.
I know you are dancing with the angels.

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