Mary L. Salazar, 89, of Loveland, CO left to be with her Lord and Savior on February 13, 2013.
She was born in Taos, New Mexico on October 22, 1923 to Eutimio and Sarita Archuleta.
She married Ed Salazar and they later divorced. They had a daughter, Cecilia Garcia and husband Joe and their children, Jessie, Shelly and Kenny; a son Eddie Salazar and his children, James, Billy, Laura and Annie; a daughter Marcella Canas and husband Alfredo and 2 children from her previous marriage, Cathy and Tony Velasquez; a son David Salazar and wife Debbie and their children, Jessica, Anita, and Sara; a son Richard Salazar and wife Connie and their children, Summer, Torrie, Shane, Julie and Sandy; a son Duane Salazar and his children, Eric, Nathan, Brian, Adam and Emily; a daughter, Debbie Garcia and husband Frank and their children Andrew and Mindy. She is also survived by 25 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; a sister, Betty Martinez of Arroyo Seco, NM.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and a daughter.
Mary was an outstanding mother who will always be remembered as a great cook. She was a loving mother who constantly kept her home clean. Her children adored her. She loved children and took in foster children in her younger years. Neighborhood kids always knew they could knock on her door and be greeted with kindness. She would give the neighborhood kids cookies or candy.
She babysat and cooked at the Buffalo Inn and at El Ricardo’s restaurant. Everyone marveled at her cooking.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff of North Shore Manor Health Care Center and the Hospice team for the love and care they gave Mary the last 7 plus years. We are deeply blessed by the many who loved her and the friends we made during her care.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Community Church in Johnstown, CO. Viewing will be held at the church prior to the service. Interment, Johnstown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO 80537.