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Pete Salazar

August 12, 1935 ~ September 10, 2021 (age 86)

Obituary

On 10th of September, Pete E. Salazar passed away. He was born on August 12, 1935 in Sena NM of Daniel Salazar and Maria Gallegos-Salazar. He was married to Veronica Murrietta-Salazar on 21 August 1959. He is joining Willy Salazar, Bernie Macovane, Armenia Manzares, and Polie Gallegos. He is survived by lovely wife, 3 children, Estela Valdez, Pete Salazar and Robin Salazar, his sisters, Dee Rose, Danny Chavez and Fabie Garcia. Grandchildren Anna Valdez, David Salazar, Ashley Valdez, Christina Salazar, Peter Valdez, Savannah Salazar and Jacob Salazar. Great grandchildren, Daniel Mariano, Esteban Valdez, Jasmine Valdez, Cordelia Salazar and Daughter-in-law Hanna Salazar.

During his life, Pete had several jobs, worked on the railroad, worked in the uranium mines and retired from Continental Divide as a lineman foreman. He was a good husband, father, grandfather and friend. He always made sure that his family was taken care of. He was always ready to lend a hand to his friends and would help anyone and everyone he could. 

Pete believed that a person could be happy and successful if he believed in himself and worked hard. He loved to be in the mountains, hunting, getting wood and at the lake, fishing. After he retired, his main purpose was being with Betty and taking care of her.

On Thursday September 16, 2021 at San Rafael Catholic Church a Rosary will be recited at 9:30 AM. Then a Mass will be celebrated by Father John Paul Sauter at 10:00 AM. Burial of the cremated remains will follow at San Rafael Community Cemetery.

Honorary Pallbearers include; Michael Mariano, David Salazar, Jacob Salazar, Peter Valdez, Esteban Valdez, Daniel Mariano, Savannah Salazar, and Nestor Valdez.

Cope Memorial Chapel of Gallup is entrusted with arrangements.

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Services

Memorial Rosary
Thursday
September 16, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
San Rafael Catholic Church
100 Guadalupe Place
San Rafael, NM 87051

Memorial Mass
Thursday
September 16, 2021

10:00 AM
San Rafael Catholic Church
100 Guadalupe Place
San Rafael, NM 87051

Interment
Thursday
September 16, 2021

11:30 AM
San Rafael Community Cemetery

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