The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.

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Salamena, Rose
Rose Marie Salamena - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2002 - Rose Marie Salamena, born June 21, 1912, went to be with the Lord May 31, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Julia and Edward Ciruli; two brothers and one sister; her husband, Louis Salamena; and their infant son, Louis. She is survived by sons, Richard (Sonja) Salamena and Michael Salamena. Grandmother of Leslie, Louis, Garrett, Jennifer and Matthew Salamena. Great-grandmother of Alyssa and Samantha. Also survived by her nephew, Al Mendicello and family, as well as other numerous nieces and nephews. Rose enjoyed baking for St. Joseph and Mt. Carmel Churches and also enjoyed her time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Mt. Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family would like to thank all the caregivers at University Park Care Center that took care of their mom.

Salameno, Norma
Norma Salameno - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2002 - Age 82, of Westcliffe died March 27, 2002, in Florence, Colo. She was born June 7, 1919, in Scranton, Pa., to Antonio and Cecelia (Gambucci) Cianfichi. On March 16, 1946, in Scranton, Pa., she was married to Melio “Chuck” Salameno who preceded her in death. Mrs. Salameno was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, Silver Cliff Club-Altar -Rosary Society, and the Women's Club. As a young girl, she worked at a poultry factory and each Friday she would go and buy herself a new dress. She took great pride in looking like a lady, right down to her gloves and hat. She would always tell the story of the time she was arrested for indecent exposure, as one day she was riding in one of “those old cars” and the heater ran constantly, so she took off her shoes and put her feet up on the dashboard, and that was considered indecent. After her marriage, she and her husband started off for Colorado, and, being a big city girl, she had no idea of what country life was all about. One of the stories she would always share was how amazed she was that they milked “papa cows” in Colorado, because only the “papa cows” had horns in the area she grew up in. She had shared this story with a reporter from The Pueblo Chieftain, and he thought it was so funny that a cartoon was in the paper later in the week. She was a great mother and grandmother and will be missed by all. She is survived by her sister, Elsie (Wally) Veronco of Scranton, Pa.; son, Dominick (Dolly) Salameno of Colorado City, Colo., grandchildren, Angela (Patrick) Lira, Kim (Harry) Krecklow and Charles (Michelle) Salameno, all of Westcliffe, Colo.; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Westcliffe with Father Lewis Kirby, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Silver Cliff. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Manor Activity Fund, Florence, Colo. Services are under the direction of Charles Anthony Funeral Home of Florence.

Salamon, Edith E.
Edith E. (Vigil) Salamon - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2003 - Edith E. (Vigil) Salamon, 47, born Aug. 2, 1956, passed away Aug. 30, 2003. Survived by husband of seven years, Vincent Salamon; children, Audra DeSantos (Ross Reed) and Zachary DeSantos; grandchildren, Sierra and Noah Martinez; parents, Bennie and Juanita Vigil; grandparents, Jake and Emelia Trujillo Sr.; sister, Theresa Vigil; brother, Lawrence Vigil; father and mother-in-law, Andrew and Emily Salamon; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She is predeceased by sister-in-law, Elizabeth Vigil. Edith worked as a custodian for School District 60. At her request, cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Donations may be made to Vincent Salamon in her memory.

Salapich, Frank
Frank Salapich - Record Journal of Douglas County - October 20, 1922 - Late News From All Over Colorado - Trinidad. - Frank Salapich, 35 years old, a ranchman, was instantly killed, and Pete Corich escaped injury when an automobile driven by Salapich plunged over a thirty-foot embankment into an arroyo near Cokedale.

Salardino, George D.
George D. Salardino - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1986 - George D. Salardino passed away June 1, 1986, after a lengthy illness. He was born March 29, 1919, in Rockvale, Colo., and had been a resident of Pueblo for the past 31 years. He was co-owner-operator of Sali Music Co. until his retirement in 1984. He was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during WWII. Preceded in death by his wife, Gina, in 1970. Survived by his children, Michael (Diana) Salardino, Robert Salardino, both of Pueblo; and Mary Jo (Kent) Gonzales of Somerville, Maine; grandson, Gregory Gonzales of Somerville, Maine; and granddaughter, Mary Beth Salardino, Bloomington, Ind. Also survived by brothers, Sam Salardino, Pueblo; and Charles Salardino, Florence; sister, Angelina Dana, Sacramento, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers and sisters, Tony Salardino, Joe Salardino, Gus Salardino, Pauline Mulay, Rose Antista, and Josephine Micelli. Services, Christ the King Church: Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. William Gleeson and the Rev. Nathaniel Foshage officiating. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at the church hall following the interment. Contributions may be made to the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Renal Dialysis Unit, Development Office, A23, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, 1008 Minnequa Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Salardino, Marjorie A.
Marjorie A. Salardino - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2002 - Marjorie A. Salardino, passed away May 18, 2002. Predeceased by husband, Sam. Survived by daughters, Vita (Greg Mann) Salardino and Paula (Tom) Gardner; grandchildren, Shawn (Eridani) Gardner, Kendal Salardino and Cody Gardner; great-grandchildren, Jason, Tyler and Joslynn Gardner. At her request, no viewing will be held. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to your charity of choice. Special thanks to her special friend, Carl Jurie, and the staff at Life Care Center.

Salas, Adela
Adela "Delia" Salas - Huerfano World - March 12, 1998 - Adela "Delia" Salas, 86, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Mar. 10, 1998 in St. Anthony Hospital in Denver. Born Dec. 8, 1911 in Walsenburg to Juan Bautista and Rosa Maria Lucero Roybal, she, along with her late husband, operated a photography store. She also worked as a volunteer for the Senior Citizen Center. Mrs. Salas, a member of St. Mary Church and the Eagles Lodge, was a resident of Cedar's Health Care Center in Denver for about four years. She is survived by her children, Robert Salas, Denver, George Salas, Lancaster, CA, Rosabell Carter, Vivian, LA, Joseph Ralph Salas, Aurora and Christine Bobian, Denver; sisters, Rose Suniga, Annie Romero and Frieda Galves, Pueblo and Bellia Baca, Walsenburg; grandchildren that she raised as her own, Barbara, David, Margaret and Roberta Pineda; 11 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday (today) and funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday. Both from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Salas, Alfonso Sr.
Alfonso Salas Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1986 - Alfonso Salas Sr., 73, late of 1234 Taylor Ave., died June 20, 1986. Retired from CF&I in 1978 after 25 years of service. Husband of Margarita Salas; father of Dora (Ross) Vigil of Denver; Mary (Enrigue) Lujan of Denver; Carlohita Joan (Rev. David) Campos of Alamosa; Virginia Salas and Alfonso Jr. (Sharon) Salas, both of Pueblo; Rita (Pancho) Valenzuela of Peyton and Joseph (Celina) Salas of Pueblo; brother of Eliseo, Tina, Romanita, Pita, Frances and Lupe. Also survived by 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn. Friends and relatives will be received at 1234 Taylor Ave.

Salas, Antonio Maria
Antonio Maria Salas – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 4, 1875 – Walsenburg – 2-22-1875 – Our fellow citizen R. B. Willis, has had a very serious difficulty. It seems that a certain McClure, hailing from the St. Charles, came recently back to his old stamping ground at the Spanish Peaks, where he also claims land, having had a ranch which he disposed of, and thinking, very likely, that claim taking pays, came back, but finding that all the valuable places had been taken, he concluded that probably the best and quickest way would be to take possession of one portion of R. B. Willis' ranch, by building a cabin, (I guess to make improvements to hold the same) just outside of Willis' fence. Mr. Willis, returning from the funeral of the late Mr. Arrington, (who leaves a young widow, having been married only three weeks) on coming down the hill to his home and seeing the cabin going up, suspected what was going on. On reaching his sheep corral with his family, looking back he saw a man coming across the hill. On coming near, Mr. Willis halted and requested the stranger to accompany him and bear witness of his notifying them to desist. The stranger, who for good or bad, had a double barrel shot gun, readily granted the request. On coming near the new cabin, of course Willis used pretty rough language and saw this man McClure right opposite him in one corner getting his six-shooter ready, but he was not quick enough for Bob and firing commenced. A general stampede of the inmates followed. It is said that one, the Mexican, was climbing the wall like a cat. Baker thought he was shot, but only his clothes felt the pain. By this time a general stampede had begun, of all the inmates of the cabin. In the meantime, Willis stepped into the cabin, his opponent having left his corner, facing Mr. Willis on entering, when shots were again exchanged. Mr. Willis not having any more shots retired, followed by McClure. The stranger all this time had been standing on the outside. McClure, on coming out, fired at the stranger, who in turn could not or would not stand such proceedings, and brought down his shotgun, but just at the fatal moment a Mexican, who was hired by McClure, (Antonio Maria Salas, an honest and very good Mexican) ran out and received the whole charge and died two hours afterwards. The other charge was given to McClure, who it seems, is still alive. Of course during this shooting all the rest of the party had taken French leave. A coroner's jury was had and their verdict reads: “Salas came to his death by some unknown person” for the stranger was not slow in “getting,” though regretting the shooting of the innocent one, or of any one. Mr. Willis was down here, for our efficient sheriff, Thomas Sproule, went up promptly and brought down all who were suspected. After a trial of two days before his honor Judge Read, assisted by Judge Standly, and further prosecuted by James Collins, he was held in the sum of $3,000 to appear at the next district court. All this resulted from land jumping. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 25, 1875 – Attempted Claim Jumping – One Man Killed and Another Mortally Wounded – One Monday last, two men named Oscar McClure and _____ Baker, went to a piece of fenced land belonging to Robert B. Willis, Esq., on his ranch near the Spanish Peaks, in Huerfano county, taking with them an old Mexican known as Antonio Maria, and commenced to build a house, with the intention of holding the land. When Mr. Willis found out what was going on, he went to the spot and commenced to question the parties as to what they were doing there. During the conversation one of them tried to draw his revolver, but Mr. Willis was rather too quick for him and had the first shot. Several shots were exchanged, during which the Mexican was killed outright, and McClure, it is supposed, mortally wounded. Mr. Willis and Baker escaped unhurt. Claim jumping is, as many have found to their sorrow, a very dangerous business in Colorado. McClure and Baker receive no sympathy whatever from their neighbors, the general opinion being that it was a pity that Baker was not shot instead of the Mexican, who, it appears, was only employed by the jumpers, and not intentionally hurt. Mr. Willis is one of our most respectable and peaceable citizens, and we are satisfied that he must have received some great provocation to cause him to act as he did. Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – March 25, 1875 – Cucharas Claim Jumping Case – The Statement of O. J. McClure – We publish herewith the statement of O. J. McClure, one of the men shot in the attempt to jump part of R. B. Willis' land, on the Cucharas. This account differs from the accounts sent us by our correspondents, but being anxious that all parties should have a hearing, we publish it at Mr. McClure's request: About the first of February O. J. McClure went to Spanish Peaks to see about procuring a home. The neighbors told him of a place unoccupied adjoining R. B. Willis' claim, that was first owned two years ago by a man by the name of Crumley. A short time afterwards R. B. Willis gave him twenty dollars for his house. R. B. Willis' brother came on a short time after and lived on it a few months. Then he found a place on the Cucharas, five or six miles above, that he liked better, and abandoned the place adjoining R. B. Willis' and left it unoccupied for one year. O. J. McClure had taken the place and was building a house. He had four men helping him and all were in the house at work when Willis made his appearance in the door and said, “What are you doing here you sons of b------“ and fired as he spoke at Baker, shooting through his clothes from one side of his breast to the other, which paralyzed his left arm. Baker said, “Hold on Mr. Willis” and he replied “d—m your heart,” and the next shot was immediately fired at McClure. Willis' herder then killed the Mexican with a shot gun, as he attempted to make his escape outside of the house. All this was done before McClure had drawn his revolver from the scabbard. Willis then retreated outside of the house, and came back and looking in saw McClure, and both fired simultaneously. Willis then got back ten or twelve steps from the door and after an intermission of about five minutes McClure thought they might be plotting to take advantage of him and he jumped outside of the door and both fired again. McClure having no more loads in his revolver then ran, and when off about twenty-five or thirty steps the shot gun was fired at him. He whirled around and saw Willis taking the gun from his shoulder, then turned around and pursued his course and ran a quarter or a half of a mile before falling. Some of the neighbors told Willis that McClure had received six shots and was mortally wounded. Willis remarked, “I hope he will die. I intended to kill him when I went there.” All of the above will be proved in court. The largest part of this affair previously published is false. Oscar J. McClure.

Salas, Barbara M.
Barbara M. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 1998 - Barbara M. Salas, 92, of La Junta, and former Kim area resident, died Jan. 4, 1998. Vigil, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at the La Junta Catholic Church with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Salas, Benedicto
Benedicto Salas - Denver Post - August 30, 1996 - Benedicto Salas, Chef, 75 - Benedicto Salas of Denver, a chef, died Aug. 22 at St. Paul Nursing Home. He was 75. A mass was said Wednesday at Annunciation Church. Interment was in Fort Logan National Cemetery. He was born May 9, 1921, in Walsenburg. On July 8, 1949, he married Maria Esther Arguello in Colfax, N.M. He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Gloria Salas-Lindquist, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Annette M. Martinez, Highlands Ranch, Barbara Jean Adkins, Aurora, and Margaret Escamilla and Geraldine M. Rodriguez, both of Denver; and four sons, Ray, Roy, Benjamin and Robert, all of Denver. Contributions may be made to Annunciation Church, c/o Father Eugene, 3621 Humboldt St., Denver 80205.

Salas, Bennie V.
Bennie V. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2002 - Bennie V. Salas, age 93 of Las Cruces, N.M., passed away Aug. 23, 2002. He was born in the Des Moines/Folsom, N.M., area in 1909, one of 10 children. He moved to Colorado and worked for the railroad and helped lay the original track for the Union Pacific Railroad. He was later employed by Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation as a coal miner. During WWII, he made shells for the Army and Navy. He retired from the CF&I Tube Mill after 50 years of service. He is preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Elsie Marie Salas. He is survived by three sons, Garfield (Shirley) Salas of Las Cruces, N.M., LeRoy (Betsey) Salas, Pensacola, Fla., Jose (Gwen) Salas, Pueblo, Colo.; one daughter, Irene Salas Reardon of Pueblo; stepson Jose B. (Yolanda) Archuleta; brother, Manuel (Helen) Salas, Denver; sister, Carrie Gonzales, Denver; as well as by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Bennie was an extraordinarily devoted Catholic. He loved his family and blessed all whose lives he touched. His entire life was one of witness to his love of God. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, l0 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese, followed by interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the St. Joseph Room of the Shrine following the interment.

Salas, Carmen H.
Carmen H. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2005 - Carmen H. Salas, 85, born July 10, 1920, in Mexico City. Passed away Sept. 30, 2005. She was retired from Goodwill Industries as a supervisor with 44 years of continuous service. She enjoyed working in her rose garden and had the most beautiful roses on the block. She was also very proud of her chili and tomatoes. She also enjoyed shopping. Preceded in death by her parents, Gustavo and Soledad (Hernandez) Salas; three brothers, Victor, Severino and Joel Salas; sister, Connie Mesa. She leaves to cherish her memory two brothers, Octavio (Virginia) Salas and Carlos (Esther) Salas. Two sisters, Eleasar (Ramon) Romero Sr. and Helen (Apolonio) Ayala; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rev. Patrick Uju Okeahialam, CSSp, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Mediterranean Room following the burial rites.

Salas, Cora Valdez
Mrs. Cora Valdez Salas - World Independent - January 30, 1931 - Funeral Cora Salas - Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Valdez Salas, aged 29, who died on Monday, January 26, were held at Redwing on Wednesday. Interment in the Redwing cemetery under direction of Furphy Brothers.

Salas, Dennis A.
Dennis A. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2001 - Dennis A. Salas, 40, of Pueblo, passed away May 27, 2001. Born Feb. 3, 1961, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Gustavo and Soleded Salas and Alfredo S. Lujan; and one sister, Lorraine Salas. Survived by former spouse, Betty Dominguez, Colorado Springs; stepdaughters, Jessie and Jeannie Sedillo; parents, Carlos J. and Esther Salas, Pueblo; special sister, Carla (Gayton) Salas--Cardinale, Pueblo; niece, Felicia Garcia, Pueblo; grandmother, Lupe Marie Lujan, Pueblo; special aunt, Gloria Lujan-Garcia, Pueblo; special uncle, Ed Lujan, Pueblo; best friend, "T-Bone" Tim Deleon; favorite cousin, Jerry Ayala. Dennis enjoyed fishing, sports, rock 'n' roll music, stamps and his sports card collection, model cars and his fish aquarium. Dennis was also a stocker at The Denver and a proofreader at Deluxe, a telemarketer at Convergys and did construction work for E.L. Construction. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ed Pettit. Relatives and friends will be received at Assumption Church Hall after interment.

Salas, Emma
Emma Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2004 - Emma Salas, 84, born Oct. 30, 1919, in Springer N.M., departed this life May 13, 2004, at Parkview Medical Center. Preceded in death by her parents, Ecarnacion and Julia (Armendarez) Montoya; husband, Leo Salas; son, Angelo Salas; daughter, Maryann Salas. Survived by her children, Isabel (Edward) Pfeifer, Emmle "Debbie" (Ishmal) Bugaran, Anthony "Tony" Salas, Senovio (Rhonda) Trujillo; daughter-in-law, Margaret Salas; 20 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Salas was a retired meat cutter from the former Gus's Meat Market. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday. Rosary Vigil, 7 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas R. Hinni C.M., celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Salas, Eric Daniel
Eric Daniel Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1998 - Eric Daniel Salas, 12, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 11, 1998. Born on Nov. 11, 1985, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie Duran and Mose Salas. Survived by his parents, Ron and Judy Salas of Pueblo- brothers, Gabriel (Amy) Salas and Adrian Salas, both of Pueblo- sister, Tricia Salas, Pueblo- nephew, Gabriel Salas, Pueblo- grandparents, Carol Duran, Pueblo, and Ruth (Don) Wilson, Denver- godparents, Connie and Fred Rael, Pueblo- and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Eric enjoyed bike riding, football and wrestling. He also enjoyed playing with his nephew, Gabriel, and hanging around with his cousins and friends. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and Thursday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at Praise Assembly of God Church, Pastor Andrew Rodriguez officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 52 Glenmore Road.

Salas, Erminio S.
Erminio S. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2003 - Erminio S. Salas, 69, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 3, 2003. Born Nov. 7, 1933, in Las Vegas, N.M. Preceded in death by his wife, Marie Emma Salas; parents, Manuel and Gertrude Salas; brother, Sam D. Salas; sister, Cecelia M. Holman. Survived by his daughter, Christina Tomich, Arvada, Colo.; brothers, Alby Salas, Enaso (Anna) Salas; sisters, Tresea Salazar, Sally Fernandez, Carol Morton; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He loved cooking and tinkering with cars. He was always willing to help others in any way he could. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Joseph Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after Mass. Cremation has taken place.

Salas, Ernest R.
Ernest R. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1999 - Ernest R. Salas, 66, passed away Jan. 12, 1999. Survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Flora (Romero) Salas- daughter, Janice Salas- son, Ernest (Jan) Salas- daughter, Renee (Salas) Montez- son, John (Rebecca) Herrera- son, James (Debbie) Herrera- grandchildren, Dena, Nick, Jesse, Brittany, Erica, Matthew and Adam, all of Pueblo. Also survived by seven brothers and one sister. Preceded in death by his parents, Max and Antonia Salas. Mr. Salas retired from CF&I in 1985 after 32 years of service. Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Friday, 2 p.m., both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Visitation, Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. and Thursday, 8-5 p.m.

Salas, Flavio
Flavio Salas - Rocky Mountain News - September 1998 - Flavio Salas, 86, of Denver passed away of natural causes September 11, 1998. He was born June 8, 1912 in North Veta near Walsenburg, a son of Tiofilo Salas and Martina Cruz Salas. He was raised there and later moved to Fort Collins where he attended school. He was a Golden Gloves boxer and his moniker was "Scrappy". He attended weaving school in New Mexico, and worked while his spare time was spent weaving Chimayo rugs which was to be a love for the rest of his life. He moved to Denver as a young man and married Valentina "Val" Marquez. He served in the United States navy during World War II, and was a member of the DAV, VFW and the American Legion. He was the father of JoAnn Romero (husband Bill), Fred Salas, and Ron Martinez; grandfather of Sean, Russ, Ron Jr., and Rob; brother of Mary R. Martinez and Elisa Chavez. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Val, and his brother Adolfo Salas. Funeral services, entrusted to the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary, were held September 16, 1998 at St. James Catholic Church in Denver. Interment followed at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Huerfano World - October 1, 1998 - Flavio Salas, 86, of Denver died of natural causes Sept. 11, 1998. Born June 8, 1912 in North Veta to Tiofilo Salas and Martina Cruz Salas, he was raised there and later moved to Fort Collins where he attended school. He was a Golden Gloves boxer and his moniker was "Scrappy." He attended weaving school in New Mexico and worked while his spare time was spent weaving Chimayo rugs which was to remain his love. He moved to Denver as a young man and married Valentina "Val" Marquez. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of DAV, VFW and the American Legion. Survivors include his children, JoAnn Romero, Fred Salas and Ron Martinez; sisters, Mary R. Martinez and Elisa Chavez and four grandchildren Funeral service by Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary was from St. James Catholic Church in Denver. Burial was in Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Salas, Fred. G.
Fred. G. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1986 - Fred. G. Salas, 77, late of 31 Windflower Circle, Colorado Springs, and formerly Pueblo, died Feb. 9, 1986, at Penrose Hospital. Survived by wife, Agueda Salas, and two children, Ernestine (Clyde) Melton of Colorado Springs and Pete Salas of Modesto, Calif.; four grandchildren, Carlos F. Salas, Christopher R. Salas, Michael J. Melton, and Matthew G. Melton. Mr. Salas retired from Pueblo Depot Activity in 1970, following years of service. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday at Rivera Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Tuesday St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Salas, Jean R.
Jean R. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2005 - Jean R. Salas, 60, was born on March 28, 1945, and passed on to eternal rest on Oct. 3, 2005. Jean was preceded in death by her father, Rudy Gonzales; and her brother, Joe Gonzales. She is survived by her mother, Esther Gonzales; her children, Jill Salas (Nick Maes), Chris (Melissa) Salas, Jonna Lee Salas; grandchildren, Christy, Ashley and Aaron; siblings, Rudy (Dolores) Gonzales, Marcy (Cathy) Gonzales, Leandro Gonzales, Val Gonzales, Eva (Dave) Montoya and Fern Fransua; very special friend, Eddie Salazar; the father of her children, Garfield Salas; and many nieces, nephews and godchildren. Jean worked at JB Pharmacy for many years as a head clerk. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel, with Father Ron Roche as celebrant. Family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Jill.

Salas, Joe A.
Joe A. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2006 - Joe A. Salas, 78, loving husband and father passed away Feb. 7, 2006. Joe was retired from P.A.D. and is survived by his wife Mary Salas, children- Andy Salas, Terry (Ruben) Velazquez, Lee (Julie) Salas, Lawrence (Veronica) Salas and John Salas. Also survived by two sisters Lydia and Elba, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rosary Fri., Feb. 10, 6pm at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Funeral mass Sat., Feb. 11 at 10am at Sacred Heart Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Garden.

Salas, Lorraine K.
Lorraine K. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2000 - Lorraine K. Salas, 43, of Pueblo, passed away May 21, 2000, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born April 26, 1957, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her grandfather, Alfred Lujan; and grandparents, Gustavo and Solidad Salas. Survived by daughter, Felicia Garcia, Pueblo; parents, Carlos and Esther Salas, Pueblo; fiancé, Martin Maes, Pueblo; sister, Cahl (Gayton) Cardinale, Pueblo; brother, Dennis Salas, Pueblo; grandmother, Marie Lujan, Pueblo; special aunt, Gloria Lujan Garcia; special friends, Madeline and Nash Cordova, Kevin and Violet Chavez and Roxanne Hatfield; her dog, Mico; also many other friends too numerous to mention. Lorraine was survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and her special cousin, Cristina Lujan. Lorraine worked for U.S. Bank, where she was a personal banker. She was also a board member of The Latino Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and loved to shop. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of The Assumption Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of The Assumption Church, Rev. Ervin Schmitt, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the Romero Courtesy Hall after the interment. Family may be contacted at 547 Windy Way.

Salas, Margarita A.
Margarita A. “Magie” Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2002 - Margarita A. “Magie” Salas, 78, of Trinidad, formerly of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 26, 2002. Born Jan. 1, 1924, in Syracuse, Kan. Preceded in death by her spouse, Alfonso Salas Sr.; and parents, Lalo and Carlohita Tafoya. Also preceded in death by six daughters, one son, three sisters and two brothers. Survived by sons, Alfonso (Sharon) Salas Jr. and Joseph (Celina) Salas; daughters, Mary (Enrique) Lujan, Westminster, Colo., Carlohita Joan (David) Campos, Trinidad, Colo., Virginia Salas, Seattle, Wash., and Rita (Pancho) Valenzuela; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and special person, Diana Felthager, her caregiver. Margarita was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Trinidad. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, both at Romero Chapel, Rev. David R. Campos officiating. Interment, Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Salas, Michael
Michael Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2003 - Michael Salas, 54, affectionately known as uncle Mike, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord May 28, 2003. Born Feb. 23, 1949, in Raton, N.M. Preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Augustine Salas Sr.; and aunts and uncles. Survived by his son, Michael Christopher Salas Jr.; mother, Elsie Salas; brother, Augustine (Josephine) Salas Jr.; sisters, Maria (Fred) Cortez, Janice (Manuel Montiel) Salas; also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Michael enjoyed walking at the flea markets, collecting antiques, playing and coaching sports, martial arts and fishing with his favorite cousin, Leo. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at the family home prior to the service and at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Salas, Pedro
Pedro "Pete" Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 1986 - Pedro "Pete" Salas, 58, late of 516 S. Kingston, died April 5, 1986. Member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Post No. 39 and a well-known musician. A U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran. Husband of Mary Salas; father of Paul (Stella) Salas of Leadville; and grandfather of Joleen Salas. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Friends and relatives will be received at the family home.

Salas, Robert G.
Robert G. Salas - Huerfano World - April 23, 1998 - Robert G. Salas, 62, of Denver died April 19, 1998. Born November 12, 1935 in Walsenburg, he was preceded in death by his mother, Della Salas and a sister Josephine Pineda. He is a brother of George (Priscilla) Salas of Lancaster, CA, Rosabell (Jerry) Carter of Vivian, LA, Ralph (Jeanette) Salas, Christine (Paul) Bobian, Denver. Extended family includes: Barbara Trujillo of Colorado Springs, Earl Pineda (deceased), Margaret Brown of Dos Palos, CA, Dave Pineda and Roberta Casados, both from Denver, numerous other nieces and nephews. Mass of the Resurrection, Trevino Chapel of Roses, Friday, April 24, 9:00 a.m. Private interment.

Salas, Ruben L.
Ruben L. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2002 - Ruben L. Salas, 102, longtime Kim area resident, died July 25, 2002, at AVRMC in La Junta. He was born July 28, 1899, to Porfirio and Odelia (Benavides) Salas in Hoehne, Colo. Mr. Salas married Barbara M. Maes on Dec. 23, 1922, in Trinidad, Colo. He ranched south of Kim since 1921. In 1938, Mr. and Mrs. Salas established the Salas Trading Post in Kim and operated it for 45 years. Mr. Salas was a past member of the Bonita Club, had been a Las Animas county commissioner candidate in the '50s and a member of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, and he loved dancing and playing chess. The couple moved to La Junta in May of 1996. Mr. Salas is survived by two sons, Alfred Salas of Hoehne and Albert Salas of La Junta; a daughter, Cecilia (Dennis) Moody of Kim; six grandchildren, including Rudy (Diane) Salas of La Junta and Gerald Salas of Trinidad; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers, Esquiel, Orlando and Lee Salas. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2002, at the funeral home. The recitation of the rosary will occur at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Both services will take place at Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish in La Junta. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Salas, Siegfredo
Siegfredo Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2001 - Age 79, of Los Pinos. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos, Colo.

Salazar, Alberta E.
Alberta E. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1999 - Alberta E. Salazar, 51, of Pueblo, passed away July 19, 1999 . Born on April25, 1948, in Walsenburg. Preceded in death by her father, Juan Pino- and her sister, Angela Coble. Survived by her loving devoted husband, Ronnie Salazar-son, Casey Salazar, of the family home- also son, Ronnie (Anya) Salazar-grandchild, Christina Salazar, of Pueblo- mother, Rose Pino- very special sister, Frances Pino- brothers, John (Orlinda) Pino- Tony (Mary) Pino, Sotelo (Viola) Pino and Leroy (Julia) Pino, all of Pueblo- sisters, Rose Medina, Lorraine (Manuel) Vigil, Dora (Eddie) Medina, Bernice (Ben) Manzanares, all of Pueblo- also Margaret (Willie) Duran of Plano, Texas- numerous nieces and nephews. Alberta was very much loved and especially enjoyed having her family with her while she entertained everyone with her excellent guitar playing. Viewing, 1-5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Funeral Mass, 10a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Salazar, Alfredo M.
Alfredo M. Salazar - Huerfano World - May 17, 1990 - Alfredo Salazar, 87, of Gardner, died May 10, 1990 after a lengthy illness. Born in Redwing, Apr. 18, 1903, the son of Brablio and Ramona Salazar, he attended school there and went to work on the family ranch. Several years later, he bought his own ranch in Redwing, which he worked until his retirement in 1968. He married the former Maria Gomez in 1925. He was a member of the Coronado Club and St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife Maria, Walsenburg; his children, Ernestine Martinez, James Salazar, Steve Salazar, Armanda Salazar, Donald Salazar, all of Walsenburg; Joe Salazar, Gardner and Mary Salazar, Pueblo; two brothers, Lee Salazar, Pueblo and Clovis Salazar, Gardner, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Spanish Rosary was Friday from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel by Coronado Club. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Salazar, Anthony
Anthony “Tony” Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2001 - Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Salazar, Arthur
Arthur Salazar – Colorado Springs Free Press – July 22, 1969 – Pueblo Youth Drowns in Lake – Pueblo – A15-year old Pueblo youth drowned Sunday afternoon when he became entangled in weeds while swimming in a lake near the Arkansas River, sheriff's officers said. The victim was identified as Arthur Salazar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Salazar of Pueblo. Sheriff's deputy Rick Evers said the boy became entangled in weeds while swimming with four companions. One of the other youths ran for help while the others tried vainly to rescue him. A thunderstorm churned the lake water in the afternoon and delayed recovery of the youth's body for about two hours. Young Salazar's father is a civilian employe of the Pueblo Army Depot, now on a mission to Vietnam. He is due to return next Sunday.

Salazar, Bernard F.
Bernard F. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2001 - Bernard F. Salazar, 90, of Pueblo, formerly of Raton, N.M., passed away Dec. 22, 2001. Born Sept. 19, 1911, in Raton, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Clorinda Salazar. Survived by sisters, Clara Sandoval, Pueblo, Elisa Whitlow, Albuquerque, N.M., Molly and (Agapito) Lucero, Raton, N.M., Esther Montoya, Trinidad, Colo., and Frances Salazar, Lafayette, Colo.; nieces and nephews, Frank (Virgina) Sandoval Jr., Denver, Michael and Mitchell Sandoval, Denver, Clorinda Andrade, Joey Andrade, Lisa Andrade, Gary Andrade, Frankie Montoya, Gary Montoya, Ted Montoya and Leroy Lucero. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick St. Joseph Church, Raton, N.M. Celebrant, Rev. Guy Roberts. Interment Fairmont Cemetery in Raton, N.M. Relatives and friends will be received for lunch at church hall after interment. - Bernard F. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2001 - Bernard F. Salazar, 90, of Pueblo, formerly of Raton. Also preceded in death by brother-in-law, Frank Sandoval Sr. Survived by nieces and nephews, Helen (Vivian) Segura family, Victoria (Alfonso) Padilla family, Ernest (Carol) Salazar family and Jose Perez family. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. today at St. Patrick St. Joseph Church, Raton, N.M. Interment, Fairmont Cemetery in Raton, N.M. Relatives and friends will be received for lunch at church hall after interment.

Salazar, Bertha
Bertha Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1998 - Bertha Salazar, Feb. 17, 1998. Wife of Joseph S. Salazar. Mother of Felix (Vangie) Salazar, Denver, Georgia (Bert) Quintana, Pueblo, Charles (Lillian) Salazar, Denver, Annabelle Sanchez, Peggy (Ron) Conley, Toby (Kathy) Salazar, LeRoy Salazar, Bennie (Sue) Salazar and Priscilla (Paul) Marquez, all of Pueblo. Also survived by 38 grandchildren- 64 great-grandchildren- one great-great-grandchild- and son-in-law, Edward Vialpando. Preceded in death by daughter, Patricia. Mrs. Salazar was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. Services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Rosary, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. and funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Viewing at the funeral home, Wednesday, from 2-5 p.m.

Salazar, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1999 - Betty Jean Salazar, born Sept. 16, 1958, passed away Dec. 10, 1999, after a long illness due to pulmonary infections. She attended East High School, where she was awarded numerous awards. She was a Silver Cord graduate. She is survived by husband, Mark J. Salazar, Denver; children, Karen, Steven and Patrick; and will be greatly missed by her parents, Billy Ray and Lillian Mulanax, Colorado City; sisters, Cathy (Jerry) Dones, Colorado Springs and Rita (Gary) Wambaugh, Littleton; brother, Steven (Ranae) Mulanax; nieces, Katrina and Danielle, and nephew, Kenny; great-niece, Kamber, all of Colorado Springs. She was much loved by her best friend and longtime companion, Daniel Mercer. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Spanish Peaks Recreational Fund at the funeral home in her memory. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Salazar, Betty L.
Betty L. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2004 - Betty L. Salazar, 77, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 1, 2004. Born Nov. 6, 1926, in Rocky Ford, Colo. Betty retired after 27 years from Arapahoe Stores in Pueblo. She previously worked at Pueblo Army Depot. Betty also was a seamstress for many and also a wonderful cook. She was an avid gardener and loved spending time with her family and friends. Betty enjoyed her annual vacation to Las Vegas with her loving daughter, Mary; and son-in-law, Dave. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Jimmy A. Salazar, in 1970; mother, Cenaida Jaramillo, in 1990; father, Daniel Jaramillo, in 1948; sister, Rebecca Lopez; and brother, Daniel Jaramillo. Survived by five children; daughters, Mary E. Algien (Dave), LouAnn Helfert (Gordon) and Sheryl L. Salazar; sons, James A. Salazar Jr. and Robert L. Salazar; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Victoria Gonzales (Beltran); brother, Louis Jaramillo (Jacqueline); and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Betty will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Per her request, there will be no viewing. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive family and friends at Santina's Restaurant, 3915 Ivywood, Pueblo.

Salazar, Braulio
Braulio Salazar - Walsenburg Independent – July 26, 1913 - Died at Malachite July 20, 1913 age 50 years Braulio Salazar. Interment at Malachite cemetery. [Baulio?]

Salazar, Cecilia E.
Cecilia E. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2004 - Cecilia E. Salazar, 92, passed away Nov. 21, 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents, Moses Chavez and Natividad LeRue; and three sons. Mother of Evelyn (Paul Martinez) Lopez, Pueblo, Hubert (Rosemarie) Salazar, Fort Collins, Colo., Isidore (Irene Trujillo) Salazar and Geraldine Murguia, both of Lakewood, Colo. She also is survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives. Rosary recitation, 6 p.m. Tuesday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Salazar, Clifford Anthony
Clifford Anthony Salazar - Denver Post - July 18, 1995 - Clifford Anthony Salazar, Craftsman, artist, 36 - Clifford Anthony Salazar of Denver, a craftsman and artist, died Thursday at home. He was 36. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. today at Fairmount Mortuary, 430 S. Quebec St. He was born June 3, 1959, in Walsenburg. He is survived by his companion, Stephen Chinn; a daughter, Amy; his mother, Margaret, Pueblo; a sister, Mercedes, Pueblo; a brother, Lawrence, Pueblo; and an aunt, Carol Roybal, Denver. Contributions may be made to the Adolescent AIDS Foundation, 601 Broadway, No. 407, Denver 80203.

Salazar, Clovis
Clovis Salazar - Huerfano World - January 13, 1994 - Clovis Salazar, 85, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 1994, at his home. He and his wife Isabel had lived in the home for the past year. Mr. Salazar had Alzheimer's disease and had been cared for by his wife for the past five years. Born Sept. 8, 1908 in Red Wing, he was a farmer all his life until he became ill. He married Isabel Gomez in 1929 and they formed a farming partnership with Conrad and Nestor Martinez in 1935. It continued until 1977. In 1952, Mr. Salazar and Mr. Martinez received the Top Hand Award, a state contest for the Range and Livestock championship presented by CF&L Radio State KOA and Western Farm Life Magazine. They were named outstanding farmers of Huerfano County in 1970. Mr. and Mrs. Salazar helped to raise the Martinez' three daughters after 1943. Mr. Salazar is survived by his wife of 65 years, Isabel of the family home; two daughters, Caroline Sanchez, Danville, CA, and Bertha Ragsdale, Walsenburg; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, sisters and brothers-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Salazar, Cora
Cora Salazar - World Independent – June 5, 1950 - Mrs. Salazar, Life Resident, Dies Sunday - It was learned today that Cora Salazar, wife of Ollie Salazar of Walsenburg, died yesterday. Mrs. Salazar, the former Cora Jaramillo was born on April 23, 1923 at Gardner and spent her lifetime in Huerfano county. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Felipe Ollie Jr., and Joseph Salazar; two daughters, Helen and Elaine all of Walsenburg; two brothers, Delphane Jaramillo, U.S. Army in Japan, and Rudolph Jaramillo of Delta. One sister, Della Jaramillo, of Delta; a step-father, Manuel Tolmich and a grand mother, Mrs. Fedille Tolmich, both of Walsenburg. Rosary services will be held tonight at 7:30 in the Furphy Chapel and again tomorrow night at 7:30 in the home of Manuel Tolmich on Cemetery Hill. She will be taken home to Tolmich's house at 4 tomorrow afternoon. The funeral will leave there at 8:30 Wednesday morning and leave St. Mary church at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery by Furphy Mortuary.

Salazar, D.
D. Salazar - Bayfield Blade - September 30, 1909 - D. Salazar was shot and killed Monday in a saloon quarrel at El Moro, near Trinidad, by T. Aragon.

Salazar, Daniel J.
Daniel J. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 1980 - Daniel J. Salazar, of 136 W. Fourth Street, died Feb. 27, 1980, at his home. Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Saturday, from St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial, Gardner Catholic Cemetery. Family will meet at 203 W. First Street. Huerfano World - February 25, 1982 - In Memoriam - An expression of my deepest appreciation to my brother, Daniel J. Salazar, who, for me gave a wonderful reason for life while he was here in this world until Feb 27, 1980. (verse) Sadly missed by the entire Salazar family. Rawleigh L. Salazar

Salazar, David
David Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2006 - David Salazar, 87, passed away Feb. 12, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Sharon Ferguson. Survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Ciria Salazar; children, David Gonzales-Salazar, Mark Salazar, Joe (Debbie) Salazar; six grandchildren, Bridget, Lynn, Luke, Hope, Jay and Natalie; one great-granddaughter, Brilynn; and sister, Lita Smidt. David was a WWII veteran and worked for the Pueblo Army Depot. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3910 O'Neal, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made in his memory to Hope Radio Station in care of the church.

Salazar, Delecia G.
Delecia G. "Della" Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 1997 - Delecia G. "Della" Salazar, 90, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 6, 1997, in Highland, Calif. Born on May 4, 1907, in Huerfano County. Preceded in death by her spouse, Ricardo Salazar- one son, Phillip Benjamin Salazar- and one brother, Phillip Gomez. Survived by son, Bernardo Toby (Fern) Salazar, Rodeo, Calif.- daughters, Marie Bertha Abeyta, Security, Nancy Frances Gonzales, Richmond, Calif., Ramona Josefa (Stanley) Moore, Highland, Calif., Rachel Mercedes (Sam) Vallejo, Colorado Springs, and Flora Marie (Willie) Salazar, Pueblo- sister, Maria Mariquita Salazar, Walsenburg- 22 grandchildren- 39 great-grandchildren- and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by numerous half-brothers and sisters. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today and Monday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at Christ the King Church. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, celebrant, Rev. Tom Adrians. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 4618 Castor Dr.

Salazar, Delfino
Delfino (Dale) Salazar – Pueblo Chieftain – October 18, 2006 - Delfino (Dale) Salazar, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 14, 2006 in Deerfield Kan. He was born on March 19, 1939 to John and Cindy Salazar. He is survived by his children, Robert (Tina) Salazar, Steve (Carla) Salazar of Pueblo, Tina (Alex) Ramirez, Juanita (Sammy) Baeza of Deerfield Kan.; Grandchildren, Elizabeth (Joey) Hawk, Kerilyn Salazar of Colorado Springs, Robert (Amber) Salazar of Pueblo, Junior, Beto, Tonya, Mirella, Marcos, Juan, Joel, Jennifer from Deerfield Kan.; Great-grandchildren, Joseph, Terra, Gavin, baby Salazar; sisters, Betty Padilla, Marie (Nash) Villegas, Terry Lucero, Annie (Jesus) Rodriguez, Sharon Garbiso, Sandy (Steve) Garcia; brothers, Eddie (Alice) Salazar, John Salazar; sister-in-law, Dolores (Ed)Montoya; brother-in-laws, Ben (Maryann) Fernandez, Leo (Emily) Fernandez, Leroy (Evelyn) Fernandez; Godchildren, Audrey Montoya, Jesus Sena Jr., Randy Fernandez Danny, Racheal, Kristy; nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his wife Orfelia Mary Salazar; parents Cindy and John Salazar; son, Randy Salazar; brother, Jimmy Salazar; mother and father-in-law Juanita and Salvador DeHerrera. Dale worked for Tyson Meat Packing in Holcomb Kan. Memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis, 611 Logan Ave. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Cremation has already taken place. Special thanks to Ed, Dolores, Audrey, Matthew and Veronica for taking care of our dad. Also our sister Tina for taking good care of dad.

Salazar, Delfino O.
Delfino O. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2000 - Delfino O. Salazar, 78, passed away July 4, 2000, after a lengthy illness. Survived by his wife, Elva, of the family home; children, Ken of Los Angeles, Calif., Ron (Angela) of Colorado Springs and Cindy (Lee) Lawrence of Clearwater, Fla.; grandchildren, Kristen and Cody Salazar of Los Angeles, Calif., Jason and Tim Salazar of Colorado Springs; also survived by one brother; five sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his daughter, Linda. He was retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. The family would like to offer special thanks to the staff of the University Park Care Center for their care of Delfino. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Salazar, Elva
Elva Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2002 - Elva Salazar, 82, went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2002, in Pueblo. Born on Sept. 23, 1919, in Conejos County, to Melvin and Isabel Romero who preceded her in death along with her loving husband of 50 years, Delfino Salazar; daughter, Linda Salazar; and sister, Pat Martinez. Survived by her children, Ken Salazar, Ron (Angela) Salazar, Cindy (Lee) Lawrence; grandchildren, Jason, Timothy, Kristin, and Cody; sister, Ruth Ager; and brother, Tom (Sandra) Romero. Visitation, Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rosary, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation in her memory through the funeral home office.

Salazar, Felipe
Felipe Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 2002 - Felipe Salazar, 68, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 30, 2002. Born Feb. 17, 1934, in Villanueva, N.M. Preceded in death by father, Luciano Salazar; brother-in-law, Paul Polson; nephew, Gabriel; niece, Corrine; great-niece, Stephanie. Survived by mother, Isabel Salazar; sons, Phillip (Camie) Salazar, Bobby (Jessica V.) Salazar, Eddie Salazar and Frankie (Raina) Sanchez, all of Pueblo; daughters, Teresa (Antonio) Felix, Monte Vista, Colo., Alice (Raul) Moreno, Pueblo, Maggie (Juan) Morales, all of Pueblo; sisters, Rita (Joe) Lovato, Pueblo, Dora (Joe) Chavez, Pueblo, Mary Polson, Pueblo, Evelyn (Eddie) Lucero, Phoenix, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also survived by his companion, Juanita Garcia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Felipe was a lively man who loved to listen and dance to Mexican music. He enjoyed life to the fullest and will be missed by all those who loved him. Last viewing, 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Rosary, 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, both at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Rev. Ron Roche. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Salazar, Flossie
Flossie Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2005 - Flossie Salazar, born June 4, 1927, passed away Nov. 11, 2005. Preceded in death by her loving husband Tony Salazar. Survived by 8 children, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorial service to be held Nov. 18th, 10am, St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Avenue.

Salazar, Frances
Frances Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2000 - Frances Salazar, 78, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. Salazar Sr. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at Roselawn Chapel.

Salazar, Frank
Frank Salazar – Huerfano World – April 19, 2001 – In Memoriam – Frank Salazar, born at Las Alamos, New Mexico, died April 2, 2001 in Phoenix, Arizona. Will be missed dearly by, Laura and Alice.

Salazar, Henry S.
Henry S. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2001 - Statement by the family of Henry S. Salazar Dec. 24, 2001 At the age of almost 86, Henry Salazar died at Presbyterian/ St. Luke's Hospital in Denver on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001. On Wednesday, Dec. 19, he suffered a heart attack and was flown from the San Luis Valley to Denver. That same morning he had visited his sons and had spent time feeding his cattle on the banks of the San Antonio River in Conejos County. Our father walked the same soil walked by three generations before him at Los Rincones. In 1848, the northern New Mexicans became the first non-Indian settlers of the Colorado. Before that time, Dad's ancestors had made a living farming the soils next to the Rio Grande north of Santa Fe. They had helped settle the city of Santa Fe in 1598. After the Mexican-American War in 1848, Dad's family moved into the southern part of the San Luis Valley and settled in Los Rincones and Las Sauces. They never left, and at the age of almost 86, our father was part of this historical landscape for more than half of its non-Indian history. Our father was born on March 11, 1916. He grew up working on the farm. He attended a one-room schoolhouse in Los Cerritos and later rode his horse 5 miles to Manassa and graduated from Manassa High School in 1935. He continued to work on the farm for a few years, and then went to serve his country in World War II and became a staff sergeant in the United States Army. After his service in the Army, he returned to Los Rincones to take care of his mother and father and to continue his work on the family ranch. He married Emma M. Montoya from San Miguel, N.M., in 1948. Emma and Henry had eight children, Leandro, LeRoy, John, Ken, Elaine, Margaret, Elliott and June. Today, Henry and Emma have 14 grandchildren. Over the years, Dad was very involved both with his family and his community. He led the efforts to preserve the cemetery at Los Cerritos through the formation of a cemetery district. He served on the school district accountability committees, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Conejos County Board of Directors, the parish council for St. Joseph Parish, as well as serving for many years as secretary for the Los Rincones Ditch Company, and led the effort to revive the Knights of Columbus in Conejos County. Our father also drove back and forth from the ranch to Fort Garland for nearly 18 years while he worked as a Port of Entry officer to help provide for his family. Even though we were poor, our father is and was always rich in spirit. He shared a vision and dream with our mother of a better and less difficult life for their children. They knew that education was a keystone to success. Our father would often say. "I can't leave you riches or great wealth, but we can make sure that you get a good education." He would continue, "A good education is more important, because no one can ever take your education away." Because of that vision, all eight of their children graduated from college. Dad also taught us the value of hard work. Perhaps because he had seen the hardships of the Great Depression, he knew that he and his family all had to work hard to survive. Work was a way of life, and leisure was a rare occasion --- few holidays, weekends were the same as weekdays except for Mass on Sunday, and 15-hour days for all of us were typical. But as hard as his children worked, he worked even harder because he was proud and he would never let his family down. Dad also was not afraid of housework. In 1961, our Mom surprised herself and all her family with triplets. Overnight our family grew from seven to 10. We remember our father in those days frequently washing diapers until the morning dawn. Our father also taught us the importance of community and that loving our neighbors should be shown in deeds, not only in words. He often shared the fruits of our harvest --- potatoes and meat --- with neighbors and family. He frequently gave of his time and our time to help neighbors and families in need. Dad also taught us the difference between right and wrong. For him, upholding the pride of the family name meant that the line between right and wrong was never blurred. He lived a life of impeccable integrity and honesty. Our father also taught us the value of faith. He was a deeply religious man. We would be required to go to church every Sunday and frequently in the late night hours pray the Catholic rosary as a family. Perhaps it was his faith that made him fearless regardless of the many hardships that he faced. In our minds and hearts, Henry Salazar will always be a living and great example. A rosary for Henry Salazar will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 19617 State Highway 285, La Jara, Colo., (719) 274-5647. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m., also at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in La Jara. Because of Henry's devotion to the education of young people, we ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the following educational scholarship fund, LAEF --- Henry and Emma Salazar Scholarship Fund, c/o P.O. Box 227, Manassa, CO 81141.

Salazar, Isabel
Isabel Salazar - Huerfano World - December 10, 1998 - Isabel Salazar, 87 of Walsenburg, formerly of Gardner, died at her home December 8, 1998, after suffering from heart problems for many years. Born May 18, 1911 in Badito to Pedro and Feliez Martinez Gomez, she married Clovis Salazar in 1929 and were in a farming partnership with her late sister and brother-in-law, Nestora and Conrad Martinez. Since 1943, Salazars helped raise Nestora and Conrad's three daughters. The couple moved to Walsenburg in 1992. Survivors include two daughters, Caroline Sanchez, Danville, CA and Bertha Ragsdale, Walsenburg; four brothers, Eugene Gomez, California, Pete Gomez, Carl Gomez and Ted Gomez, Walsenburg; 11 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her husband, Clovis died in 1993. Funeral rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday and mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services will be from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Salazar, Isabel
Isabel Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2006 - Isabel Salazar, 102. Our beloved mother and grandmother, has rejoined her family in heaven, passing from this Earth just before midnight on April 26, 2006, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Salazar was born Sept. 9, 1903, in Milargro, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Felipe and Pasasita Sisneros; husband, Luciano Salazar; also a son, son-in-law, grandson, a great-granddaughter and brothers. She is survived by four daughters, Rita (Joe) Lovato, Dora (Joe) Chavez, Maria Polson and Evelyn (Eddie) Lucero; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Juan (Magdeline) Sisneros; a sister, Maria Garcia; sisters-in-law, Dora Sisneros, Josephine Sisneros and Maryann Sisneros; other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Paul D. Otero officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Salazar, Isabel M.
Isabel M. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2001 - Isabel M. Salazar, 75, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 20, 2001. Born July 8, 1926. Preceded in death by her daughter, Raquel Maes; stepchildren, Orlando Salazar, Manuel Salazar and Euesbio Salazar. Survived by her husband, Telos J. Salazar, Pueblo; sons, Jose Luis Martinez, Pedro Martinez and Antonio Martinez, all of Juarez, Mexico; stepchildren, Evelyn Lopez, Pueblo, Hubert Salazar, Fort Collins, Isador Salazar and Geraldina Murguia, both of Lakewood. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Isabel enjoyed the time she spent with her family. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today at St. Leander Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ben Bacino. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Salazar, James Richard
James Richard Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2001 - James Richard Salazar, born April 14, 1957, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 23, 2001, due to an auto-pedestrian accident. Preceded in death by mother, Sylvia Salazar, Dec. 30, 1996; paternal grandparents, Tobias and Jesse Salazar; maternal grandparents, Joe and Mary Quintana; and numerous aunts and uncles. Survived by daughter, Erica Salazar; father, Charles Danny Salazar; sisters, Maria Salazar, Dorthy (Sgt. Reynaldo) Marrasquin, U.S. Army, Fort Polk, La., Corrine (Samuel) Salazar-Lucero, Yvette (Jason) Shaw, White Water, Colo., Carla (Mark) Archuleta; brothers, Chuck Salazar, Mark (Isabel Fransua) Salazar, Toby Salazar and Antonio Padilla, all of Pueblo; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and his godsons, R.J. Salazar and Cruz Manzanares Jr.; and many, many friends; and a special friend, Susie Montano. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Constitution as a pipe fitter. He was employed by PDI and enjoyed listening to Carlos Santana and enjoyed woodworking. Cremation, Davis Mortuary. Memorial service will be held at Davis Mortuary Chapel, 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Family will receive friends at 2006 E. 5th.

Salazar, James S.
James S. Salazar - Huerfano World - March 13, 2008 - James S. Salazar of Walsenburg entered into rest March 7, 2008. He was born in Gardner to Alfredo and Mariquite Salazar on October 26, 1929. He was 78. Survived by son, Ronald Salazar; brothers, Donald (Gloria), Steven (Anna Marie) and Joe Salazar; sisters, Ernestine (Antonio) Martinez, Mary Rose and Armanda Salazar. Preceded in death by his parents. Salazar served in the U. S. Army in Germany. A Memorial service was held on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home of Walsenburg was in charge of arrangements.

Salazar, Jennie
Jennie Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2000 - Jennie Salazar, 77, of Pueblo passed away March 13, 2000. Born March 17, 1922, in Palo Blanco, N.M. Preceded in death by parents, Ramon and Sofia Lopez Avila; and one sister, Augustina Chavez. Survived by her loving spouse, Edward Salazar, of the family home; children, Tony (Nancy) Gallegos, Princeton, Va., Kathryn Gallegos, Denver, Betty (Victor) Gomez, Denver, and granddaughter they raised as a daughter, Bernadette (Juan) Lerma, Pueblo; great-granddaughter, Vanessa Rodriguez, also of Pueblo; 10 grandchildren; special goddaughter, Evangeline Avila, Penrose; brothers, Baltazar (Jennie) Avila, Raton, N.M., and Ramon (Carmen) Avila Jr., Fountain, Able Trujillo, Narzaro Trujillo, Jerry Avila and Orlando Avila; sisters, Virginia (Eloy) Mondragon, Carmen Avila and Elisa Avila. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, step-brothers, godchildren and a host of other relatives. Jennie enjoyed fishing, music, bingo, cards and the time she spent with her family. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, both at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Leander Church Hall after interment.

Salazar, Joe B.
Joe B. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2001 - Age 81, of Monte Vista, Colo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Church in Monte Vista, Colo.

Salazar, John C.
John C. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1997 - John C. Salazar, 81, passed away Oct. 8, 1997. A lifetime Puebloan, John was born Dec. 27, 1915. Preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Salazar- beloved wife, Cindy (Sierra) Salazar. He retired from the PDA in 1976. He also worked for the Roselawn Cemetery. Survived by his children, Dale Salazar, Eddie Salazar, John (Jan) Salazar, Betty Padilla, Marie (Nash) Villegas, Terry (John) Lucero, Maria Sena, Sharon (Randy) Garbiso, Sandy (Steve) Garcia- brothers and sisters, Joe (Bertha) Salazar, Arturo (Alice) Salazar, Fava Montoya, Rosie Quintana, Barbara (Joe) Aragon, Irene DeHerrera- 35 grandchildren- 50 great-grandchildren- three great-great-grandchildren- other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Leander Catholic Church, Rev. Edward Nunez celebrant. Interment, Roselawn.

Salazar, Juanita B.
Juanita B. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2004 - Juanita B. Salazar, 72, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 20, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Jose Salazar. Survived by 11 children; brother, Raymond Torres; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Salazar, Julianita
Julianita "Julia" Salazar - Huerfano World - November 9, 1989 - Julianita "Julia" Salazar, 80, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1989, in Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Denver where she had been a resident for 11 days. Born in Farisita July 5, 1909, to Manuel and Emilia Aguirre Gallegos, she spent the greater part of her life in that area until going to Denver to live with a daughter. Mrs. Salazar is survived by seven daughters, Bernadine Chyzy and Flora Montez, Denver; Gloria Keele, Littleton, MA, Melinda Cortez, Wellington, Mary Ruth Salazar Tier, Ocean Springs, MS, Ursulita Medina, Walsenburg and Candelaria Sandoval, Baldwin Park, CA; four sons, Ben Salazar, Walsenburg, James Salazar, Paul Salazar and Patrick Salazar Sr., all of Denver; 27 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Gardner Catholic Cemetery. Boles Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Salazar, Kathleen
Kathleen Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2000 - Kathleen Salazar, 55, passed away April 21, 2000. Survived by her husband, Toby Salazar, of the family home; children, Michael D. (Joyce) Frederiksen of Lakin, Kan., Russell S. (Lisa) Frederiksen of Cave Creek, Ariz., Sean L. Frederiksen and Heather L. (Jerry) Imes, both of Pueblo; several grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; five sisters and three brothers. Preceded in death by her mother, Beatrice Gerard on May 27, 1999. Born Feb. 6, 1945, in Meadville, Pa. There will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Walter Partain and Rev. Randy Woodfin officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery in Rye.

Salazar, Lena
Lena Salazar - Huerfano World - December 4, 2003 - Lena Salazar, 84, of Walsenburg, died Dec. 1, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Salazar; grandchildren, Antoinette (Paul) Vigil, Walsenburg and Samuel (Jennica) Mitchell, Denver; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Brandon Vigil, Samuel Jessie MitcheIl; brother, Fermin Rodriquez; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Teofilo Salazar on Apr. 24, 1999; children, Ralph Julian and Tony Salazar and Frances Mitchell. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral mass, 10 a.m., Friday, both from St. Mary Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Salazar, Leon
Leon "Pellosi" Salazar - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 18, 2007 - Leo "Pellosi" Salazar 72. Passed away May 12, 2007 in Colorado Springs, Colo., He was born December 5, 1934 in Ocate, New Mexico to the union of Tobias and Amalia (Neurauten) Salazar, who both precede him in death along with his former wife; Virginia Finn, brother; Felix Salazar and nephew Jerry L. Alarid. Leo worked 35 years Civil Service he retired from the Pueblo Army Depot and Ft. Carson Commissary. He enjoyed watercolor painting, gambling, fishing and listening to music. Leo is survived by his children; Leonard (Kathi) Salazar, of Pueblo, CO., Ronnie (Carol) Salazar of Colorado Springs, CO., Tim (Kathy) Salazar and Chris Salazar, both of Las Vegas, NV., sisters; Elsie S. Alarid, and Becky Gaines both of Pueblo, CO., one grandson Greg (Andrea) Salazar, special friend and companion Maria Cordova, also nieces, nephews, and a host of other Relatives and friends. A visitation was held Thursday at Angelus Chapel 2-6 p.m., Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Deacon George Montoya, officiating.

Salazar, Lorenzita E.
Lorenzita E. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2003 - Lorenzita E. Salazar, 90, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 20,2003. Born Dec. 6, 1912, in Capulin, Colo. Preceded in death by her spouse, Jesus M.B. “Ben” “Red” Salazar; brothers, Manuel and Ramon Vigil; one sister, Odilia Chandler; also her parents, Luis and Raquel Sanchez-Vigil. Survived by brother, Luis (Phyllis) Vigil; sisters, Donna Camacho, Marie Newell and Loyda Ybarra-Vigil; sisters-in-law, Connie (Pillie) Lopez and Pauline Salazar. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of relatives and friends. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Pius X Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Salazar, Maclovia
Maclovia Salazar - Denver Post - December 03, 1992 - Maclovia Salazar, Denver homemaker, 97 - Maclovia Salazar of Denver, a homemaker, died Saturday at the Allison Care Center in Lakewood. She was 97. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 735 Vrain St. There was cremation. She was born May 30, 1895, in Walsenburg. In 1910, she married Ezekile Slazar in Trinidad. He preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Samuel, Denver; three daughters, Vera Chavez, Josephine Padia and Caroline Garcia, all of Denver; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Salazar, Maria Cleofitas
Maria Cleofitas Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1987 - Maria Cleofitas Salazar of Walsenburg. Mother of Theodore (Patricia) Salazar, San Diego, Calif.; Betty (Tony) Talmich, Rancho Bernardo, Calif.; Celia (Conrad) Cordova, Walsenburg; Ann Stull, El Cajon, Calif.; Eleanor (Kent) Nations, Sun City, Calif.; Mary Agnes (Victor) Macias, Santa Fe., N.M.; and Laura (Gene) Bryant, Jacksonville, Fla. Sister of Odelia Jaramillo, Denver, and Manuel Cordova, Fort Collins. Survived also by numerous grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Salazar, Maria M.
Maria M. Salazar - Huerfano World - April 4, 2002 - Maria M. Salazar, 97, lifelong resident of Walsenburg, died Monday, April 1, 2002. Mrs. Salazar was born on Jan. 30, 1905 in Walsenburg to Pete and Maria De Rosario Vigil Gomez. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends, gardening and being outdoors. Mrs. Salazar, a member of St. Mary Church., is survived by her children, Ernestine (Tony) Martinez, Walsenburg, Joe M. Salazar, Gardner, James Salazar, Steven (Anna) Salazar, Walsenburg, Maria R. Salazar, Pueblo, Armanda Salazar and Donald (Gloria) Salazar, Walsenburg; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alfredo M. Salazar and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Salazar. Services, St. Mary Church, Friday, April 5, 2002. Rosary, 10 a.m., recited by Jennifer Mitchell. Funeral mass, 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Salazar, Maria Nancy
Maria Nancy Salazar - Huerfano World - December 10, 1998 - Maria Nancy Salazar, 60, of Gardner, died December 7, 1998 in Huerfano Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Born October 17, 1938 in Gardner to Roque J. and Maria Isabel Quintana Velarde, she lived her entire life in the Gardner area, graduating from local schools. Mrs. Salazar was an active member of Scared Heart Church in Gardner and worked for sometime as a home health care provider. She also worked for a short time at Mandella Restaurant and Lounge. Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Jose Margarito Salazar, Gardner; two daughters, Josephine Trejo and Linda Grajeda, Gardner; a sister Rosa Lina White, Walsenburg; one grandchild, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass for Mrs. Salazar will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Salazar, Mary Sabina
Mary Sabina Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1998 - Mary Sabina Salazar, 74, of Pueblo, born in Wagon Mound, N.M., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998. Born on July 15, 1924, to the union of Jose and Mary Sanchez. Preceded in death by spouse, John Chavez- and her son, Ricky Chavez- and her parents and stepfather, Onesemio Hurtado. Survived by her children, Delfine (Mauro) Rios of Texas, Rose Marie (Paul) Salazar, Jim (Theresa) Vigil, Juanita Padilla, Betty (Dave) Lemoine, Tom (Rose) Chavez, Gary Chavez- by a brother, Joe (Petra) Sanchez of Nevada- and a sister, Josephine (Lee) Espinoza of Utah- 18 grandchildren- 15 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends- and special friend, John Finn. Mary enjoyed rides to the country, she loved the Lord and her favorite song, Amazing Grace. Funeral services rosary, 7:15 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. Saturday. Both services at Mount Carmel Church, Father Waters to officiate. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2112 W. 27th Street.

Salazar, Mike Gutierrez
Mike Gutierrez Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2002- Mike Gutierrez Salazar, 76, departed this life Oct. 14, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Mike was born Sept. 1, 1926. He retired from CF&I Steel Mill as a mold operator with 42 years of continuous service. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Society, Local 2102, CYO and St. Joseph Church. Mike enjoyed going to Cripple Creek, and Pueblo Greyhound Park, and watching the Denver Broncos. Mike was known for his mean pot of green chili that he would have for the games. Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Miguel and Damacia Gutierrez Salazar; brothers, Augustine, Ruben and Nick Salazar. His first wife, Frances Martinez “Poncha” Salazar. He leaves to cherish his memory wife, Virginia Morales Salazar; children, Pauline (Adolfo Davalos) Diaz, John (Arlene) Salazar, Edward “Eddy” Salazar, Tim (Veronica) Salazar, Steve (Tina) Salazar, and Dennis Salazar; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, to include Janine “Gorda” Dallegos, who loved and cared for her grandfather until he made his transition, siblings Anita “Chacha” (Nick) Bayer, Larry (Phylis) Salazar, Ignacio “Baby” (Eleanor) Salazar, Joseph “Chickie” Salazar. Mike's extended family includes, Lupe (Jack) Gillespie, David (Veronica) Rocha, Matt Rocha, who he considered his best friends. Survived also by god parents, Manuel and Rachel Martinez, several nieces, nephews, and many friends and co-workers. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blende. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Richard Becker, celebrant. Cremation to follow.

Salazar, Patrick
Patrick Salazar - Huerfano World - March 10, 1994 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Patrick Salazar who died 15 years ago today, March 10, 1979. Sadly missed by Irene and son Patrick Salazar.

Salazar, Patrick Anthony
Patrick Anthony Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2003 - Patrick Anthony Salazar, 21, affectionately known to family and friends as "Pat" was born on May 28, 1982. He passed away on July 8, 2003. Pat was employed at The Pueblo Chieftain and enjoyed fishing, watching movies, his rifle collection and being with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Pablo Medina; both of his grandfathers, Orlando Delano Salazar and Joseph Gallegos Sr.; uncles, Patrick Arnold Salazar and Clifford Anthony Salazar. Pat leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Mercedes M. Salazar; his father, Joseph Gallegos Jr.; brother, Joseph Manuel Salazar; sister, Heaven Leigh Romo; grandmothers, Margaret M. Salazar and Lupe Vasquez; great-grandmother, Consuelo Medina; great-grandfather, Tilos Salazar; special friend, Amanda Manion; nephew, Joseph Damian Salazar; aunt, Betty Gallegos; uncles, Lawrence Salazar, Marcos Gallegos and Steve Gallegos; numerous cousins and many other family members and friends. Memorial service, noon Saturday, July 12, 2003, Angelus Chapel, Pastor Roman Ortiz officiating.

Salazar, Paulita
Paulita Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1998 - Paulita Salazar passed away Jan. 8, 1998. Mrs. Salazar is survived by her children, Apolonio (Dorothy) Salazar Jr., Toby (Minnie) Salazar, Eddie (Jennie) Salazar and Eusebio "Sabe" Salazar, all of Pueblo, and Phillip (Rose) Salazar, Tony Salazar and Maria Lopez, all of Denver. She is also survived by two sisters, a brother, 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Apolonio- children, Teodorita Salazar, Eloy Salazar and Annie Padilla- one grandchild and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Salazar, daughter of Toribio and Teodorita Lovato, and one of 10 children, retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1958 and enjoyed family activities. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Salazar, Phillip Nerio
Phillip Nerio Salazar - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 21, 2007 - Phillip Nerio Salazar July 20, 1917 - October 19, 2007. Born July 20, 1917 to Tomas Quino Salazar and Miquelita Archuleta de Salazar in Red Wing, Huerfano County, Colorado who are both deceased. His survivors include children; Bernardo (Pauline) Salazar, George Salazar, Rosalie Salazar Bauer, Jerry and (Angelina) Salazar, and Rick Salazar; one brother, Jose (Tomas & Priscilla) Salazar all of Colorado Springs; three sisters, Reynalda Salazer de Duran, Polly (Nick) Mitotes of Ft. Collins, Ernestine (Tom) Trujillo, of Cheyenne WY ; sister-in-law, Celia Salazar all of Ft. Collins, CO; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. His brothers Albert, Benny and Luis Salazar; son, Abe Salazar and a great grandson Manuel Julian Ray Salazar Jr. also preceded him in death. Visitation will be at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Avenue, on Wednesday, October, 24, 2007, from 3:00-7:00 with a Rosary at 6:00. Services will be on Thursday, October 25, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 Pikes Peak Avenue. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Phillip will be greatly missed and never forgotten by his family and friends.

Salazar, Ralph
Ralph "Kenny" Salazar - Huerfano World - December 30, 2004 - Ralph "Kenny" Salazar entered into rest Dec. 21, 2004. Kenny was born July 17, 1966 in Walsenburg. He was 38 years of age. He is survived by his parents, Issac Salazar and Millie Lucero, both of Walsenburg; brothers, Robert (Rose) Salazar, of Pueblo, and Jeff Salazar, of Walsenburg; sisters, Sherry (Mike) Mann, of Rye, Sandra (Robert) Garcia, of Walsenburg, and Pauline (Terrence) Sandoval, of Walsenburg; and numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. Kenny was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lee Lucero, Mary Rampa, Philip and Beatrice Salazar. Kenny enjoyed the mountains and spending time with his family and friends. He was a very kind hearted person and he'll be greatly missed. A visitation was held Wednesday, Dec. 29, followed by a Rosary at Johnson-Romero Funeral Home in Walsenburg. A funeral service will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, Thursday, 10 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.

Salazar, Raymie
Raymie Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1987 - Raymie Salazar, 77, died Oct. 11, 1987, in Walsenburg. Born in Via Noava, N.M., Sept. 28, 1910. Lived in Oakland, Calif., for 40 years before coming to Walsenburg in 1982. Married Ben Salazar in Reno, Nev., December 1957. Member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Survived by husband, Ben, Walsenburg; sisters, Jenney Padilla, Albuquerque, N.M., Luisa Reyes, Clovis, N.M.; brother, Raymond Madrid, Albuquerque, N.M.; one grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by adopted son, Ralph Lucero, May 1987. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, Gardner Catholic Church. Interment, Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Salazar, Raymond M. Sr.
Raymond M. Salazar Sr. - Denver Rocky Mountain News - November 25, 1999 - Raymond M. Salazar Sr., 70, of Denver died Oct. 29. Services were Nov. 3, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Salazar was born in Walsenburg on Jan. 23, 1929. He married Debbie Rojas, 1974. He was a machinist in the sheet-metal industry. Survivors include his wife; daughter Monica Lopez of Denver; sons Eddie and Raymond, both of Denver; sisters Mary Sandoval, Margaret Gonzales and Virginia Hernandez, all of Denver, Josie Gutierrez and Norma Stines, both of Littleton, Evelyn Palizzi of Brighton; brothers Frank of Oak Creek, Mike of Lakewood, Ben of Denver; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Salazar, Stephanie Nicole
Stephanie Nicole Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2005 - Stephanie Nicole Salazar, 20, of Walsenburg, Colo., passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2005. Stephanie is survived by her daughter, Victoria "Torie;" mother, Barbara (Fred) Lessar; dad, Sonny (Nicole) Salazar; and brothers, Brian and Ryan Salazar; grandmother, Virginia Vialpondo-Salazar; and grandfather, Edward Salazar. Stephanie is preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank "Dolly" and Millie Matteo; uncle, Frank DiMatteo; and aunts, Rosemary Sporich and Carolyn King. Stephanie was a devoted mother, a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved spending time with her new niece Brianna Lee Salazar, and her daughter and other family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg, Colo., with the Rev. John Farley as celebrant. Inurnment to follow at South Cemetery. Huerfano World - August 4, 2005 - Strangulation - Dwayne Kelly Rogers, 28, of Falcon, turned himself in, in the strangulation death of Stephanie Salazar of Walsenburg. Her body was found behind a north side strip club. He claims to have killed two other women. Rogers is being held in the Pueblo County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail and Monday, Aug. 1, he waived advisement. Rogers told the dispatch center, at the Police Department, at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, he wanted to turn himself in, in the death of a female in Pueblo. Two truck drivers said they saw a large male drag what appeared to be a woman's body down a small hill behind the parking lot.

Salazar, Teofilo
Teofilo Salazar - Huerfano World - April 29, 1999 - Teofilo Salazar, 90, of Walsenburg, died April 24, 1999, in a Pueblo hospital. Born to Ralph and Maria Salazar, on March 23, 1909 in Bradford, he was a rancher. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Tony Salazar and one daughter, Frances Salazar Mitchell. He is survived by his wife Lena Salazar of Walsenburg; one daughter, Dorothy Salazar of Walsenburg; two sisters, Stella Martinez of Maryville, KS and Lilly Morrison of Alamosa; two grandchildren, Antoineete (Paul) Pedraza-Vigil of Alamosa and Sam Mitchell and a great grand daughter, Cameron Lea Vigil of Alamosa. Rosary was Tuesday night at 7 p.m. from St. Mary Church with mass Wednesday at 10 a.m., also at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Celebrant was The Rev. Mark Bettinger. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Salazar, Tony V.
Tony V. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2003 - Tony V. Salazar, 58, affectionately known as "Bone," was welcomed into the arms of our Lord and Savior on Monday, Nov. 17, 2003. Preceded in death by his beloved parents, Casimiro "Casey" and Erminda "Olive" Salazar; daughter, Elizabeth Salazar; brother-in-law, Leo Flores; sister-in-law, Berta Salazar. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Sharon (Roger) Maes, Lori (Tyrus) Escalante, Antoinette, Anthony and Russell Salazar; grandchildren, Louis and Nicole Maes, Lexis and Rio Salazar; sisters, Elaine Flores, Sadie (Rudy) Hernandez, Shirley (John) Ramos; brothers, Gilbert and Ronnie Salazar; and special friend, Toni Peritore; and his companions, Snowball and Rusty. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Our father had a love for life that could not be measured. He loved to go hunting with his brothers, gossip over a cup of coffee with his sisters, go fishing with his grandchildren. Most of all he loved to joke and laugh with his children. We will always remember you smiling and laughing, Daddy, we love you. Everyone who knew him will sadly miss him. He now walks with God. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Salazar-Mitchell, Frances
Frances Theresa Salazar-Mitchell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 1981 - Services, St. Mary Church: wake 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

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