12/29/1960 – 3/22/2019
Robert “Bobby” Valdivia, 58, of Santa Maria, passed away Friday, March 22, surrounded by his family and close friends. Bobby was born Dec. 29, 1960 in Santa Barbara. He was raised in Carpinteria until the early ‘90s, when he and his wife Tammy moved to Santa Maria where they raised their children.
Upon moving to Santa Maria, Bobby quickly made lots of friends who appreciated his joking personality. There was never a time when he didn’t have the people around him in tears with his quick wit and untimely jokes which made him so special to everyone.
Bobby always had a love for sports—whether it was coaching his kids in little league baseball, bowling with his buddies or golfing with his family. He loved every minute of it. Bobby’s love for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams was unmatched, and if you weren’t on board with his teams he made sure to give you a hard time about it.
As a young man growing up, people knew him for his love of lowrider cars and the Crystal Image Car Club, where he made lots of friends who to this day are considered family. As he got older, he enjoyed his career as a driver for Airborne Express, DHL and Fedex Ground.
Bobby is survived by his kids Mike, Matt (Carla), Mark (Jeanette), Megan and stepson Chris who he loved more than anything in this world. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Makayla, Victoria, Micco, Milena, Lia and one on the way. Although he will be deeply missed by all, his life and spirit will always live on in our hearts forever.
Please join us in a memorial service for Bobby on Friday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at Dudley Hoffman Mortuary, 1003 E. Stowell Road, Santa Maria.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the GoFundMe account that has been setup in his name.