August 23, 1943 ~ November 14, 2020

Born in: Chickasha, OK
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Alfred Franklin Valliant, Jr., 77, was born Aug. 23, 1943, in Chickasha, Okla. and passed away Nov. 14, 2020, in Pueblo, Colo. He was a resident of Pueblo since 1958. Alfred was a wonderful pianist and loved to entertain and play for others. When he was no longer able to play, he took his love for music in another direction by researching sheet music. He loved music too much to let it go. By choosing education as the perfect career path, Alfred influenced and guided many students. He was a foreign language teacher, teaching German in Pueblo School District 60 for 35 years, and was known to many as “Fritz.” He loved sponsoring school events and being fully involved. He was a very devoted son, brother, educator and friend. Alfred’s outgoing, witty and kind personality will surely be missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Sr. and Hope C. Valliant; and one brother, Alan Gene Valliant.  Survivors include many friends and family. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

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  1. I taught foreign languages with Al at South High School from 1972 to 1974. He was a great mentor to me as the new kid teaching the beginning German and French classes. (Yes, this was in the heyday of foreign language classes in District 60 when there were full programs in junior high schools and multiple teachers of Spanish, French, German, and Latin at the high schools.) “Fritz” was a wonderful teacher – very organized, intelligent, outgoing, and caring. His dedication to his students and to South High School was immense. He loved to tease others and had a great sense of humor. I also have fond memories of our Foreign Language Club. We had a yearly dinner in the school cafeteria offering wonderful dishes from the various cultures. We also had “Olympic Games” in which the students competed representing their various language classes in sporting events. Many parents and students attended the event, and Fritz did much of the planning. Thanks, Fritz, for all of the great memories and for your inspiration to others. Rest in peace!

  2. CandleImageI knew Mr. Valliant only later in life as a customer of the store in which I worked, but he was a remarkably kind man as shown by his gentle and loving relationship with his father. It was always a pleasure to talk with him, and he will be fondly remembered.

  3. CandleImageFritz,

    You were an amazing teacher and gave life to the Latin language! You were a wonderful teacher and had a wonderful sense of humor! You touched so many lives!! I was lucky to have you as my teacher.

    God bless and rest in peace!

  4. Mr. Valliant, “Fritz” was a great person. He was a teacher, a mentor and a kind soul. I think every member of the Bleacher Bums and students learned something special from this kind man. A person who will never be forgotten.

  5. Al was one of the truest friends I ever had. We had a wonderful friendship in college and spent a lot of fun time together! It’s not at all surprising to me that he went on to teach and be a positive influence on so many.

  6. Fritz,
    RIP ” Mr. Keeper of the Cannon”
    Enjoyed watching you everyday as you impacted students and staff! Always “Something Extra for South”

  7. When you look back on your time in school, there is always that one teacher that left a lasting mark on your life. Mr. Valliant was that one. His kindness, patience and pure enthusiasm was unmatched and I count myself lucky for having known him. Du bist hässlich und deine Mutter kleidet dich lustig, mein Freund!

  8. I cannot begin to describe the impact this man made on my life. He taught, he mentored, he advocated and he did it all with a tremendous sense of humor and enthusiasm. He was South High School and taught hundreds of students what it meant to give something extra. More importantly, he became my friend and remained one for 50 years. He will be mourned and grieved, but he will never be forgotten.

  9. He was an excellent educator. Not only did he teach German, but he taught me how to study. He was an original founding member of the Bleacher Bums, South High Class of 1975. He will be missed.

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