Lu Van De Valde, 63, passed away Oct. 7 in her home in Moriarty. She was born Oct. 2, 1953 in Santa Fe, to the late Paul and Mae Belle obit-luvandevaldecrop(Maupin) Gentry. Lu lived in New Mexico for most of her life and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She was a good and faithful friend and will be greatly missed. Lu was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Van De Valde; brother, George Vane Gentry and sister, Ila Rae Holcomb. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Miranda Adams of Santa Fe, Angela and Jude Baca of Moriarty, Sarah Tenorio of Moriarty, Jodi and Calvin Davis Jr. of Moriarty; and sister, Jolene Gomez of Pojoaque; and nine grandchildren, D.J., Mary, William, Mirandah, Matthew, Lila Belle, Evan, Riyanna and Peyton. A memorial service is scheduled for Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Santa Fe.