Valente Eduardo Morin

Valente Eduardo Morin
Valente Eduardo Morin

It is with profound sorrow that the family announces the passing of Valente Eduardo Morin, 67, of Amarillo, TX on January 22, 2021, with his loving family by his side.

Val was born in Cincinnati, OH on August 14, 1953, to Juanita and Moises Morin.

Val graduated from Caprock High School in 1972. He was an avid athlete playing baseball, football, and wrestling for Caprock. He was a baseball pitcher at Eastern Oklahoma State and Texas Tech University. He played for the Amarillo A’s, a semi-pro team. Val started working for Santa Fe Railroad in April of 1976 and he retired in September of 2013. Making many friends and long-term relationships. Val has two daughters, Amanda Moreno and Haley Bendeck.  Val married Shelley Storms in May of 2005.

Val bought his first Harley motorcycle in 2001 and enjoyed many adventures with Shelley. He has always loved hunting every season with friends and family, especially Uncle Buddy. He very much loved traveling and taking his kids and grandkids all over the US. He even braved 6 grandkids at once to Mount Rushmore by himself.  He entertained himself by playing the guitar, doing puzzles, and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Juanita and Moises Morin of Amarillo, and his brother, Rick Morin of Amarillo.

He is survived by his wife, Shelley of Amarillo; his sister, Teresa Gonzales, of Amarillo; brother, Moses Morin (wife, Barbara) of Amarillo; his two baby girls, Amanda Moreno (husband, Rudy) of Amarillo, and Haley Bendeck (husband, Neyib) of Little Elm and their mother, Janice Fielding (husband, Mike) of Crossroads; three stepsons, Jaymes Ellsworth (wife, Leanna) of Pangnirtung, Nunavut Territory Canada, Jonathan Ellsworth (wife, Christine) of Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory, Canada, and Mike Ellsworth (wife, Katie) of Jasper, Alberta, Canada; 13 grandchildren, Zachary, Hayven, Daxton, Jordan, Nathalie, Nathan, Jeremy, Jaymes Jr., Liam, Jaxton, Ava, Reid, and Sam.

Please come join us for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 4:00 PM to visit with family.  We will take time to observe a video tribute and share memories at 6:00 P.M. Stay and enjoy a feast in his honor afterward. Bring your guitars and voices. Please RSVP with a name and number of people by texting or calling (806)676-6284 for location and directions.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Ronald McDonald House in his memory.

3 Replies to “Valente Eduardo Morin”

  1. What a great man! Sure did share lots of laughter and conversation. He was always the guy you wanted to run into,. It didn’t matter if he had a 16 hr train ride he always had time to talk. His conversation was always genuine and inspiring. He would always ask how my family was doing, and couldn’t stop talking about his. We often talked so long we would joke about taking our next call before we left the depot 😂 In fact half the time in Clovis that’s exactly what happened! To his family I’m so sorry for your loss, and I will be praying for you. As my eyes are filled with tears ,lump in my throat, my heart is happy because I know Val is with the Lord ❤️ We talked about everything, and I know how much he believed in the Lord and that this life on earth is just the beginning! I’m sure he is smiling up there and sharing a great story with the new guy. Until we meet again my man 👊🏼

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