Ross J. SalazarDecember 2, 1938 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 79)
Salazar, Ross J.
Ross J. Salazar, 79 was called to his final resting place on January 10, 2018. He is survived by his wife Nicanora (Nikki) Salazar and four daughters Geri Blanco, Gayle Brady and husband John Brady, Gwen Olivas and husband Michael Olivas and Gretta Valenzuela and husband Ian Valenzuela. Grandchildren Kyle Betenbough, Amber and husband Sam Baker, Krysta Betenbough, Zack Brady, Jaddyn Olivas, Raven Olivas, Samuel Valenzuela, Cameo Olivas, Marisa Blanco, Thomas Ross Valenzuela, Sabelle Olivas, and Lucas Olivas and great grandson Kilian Boyd.
He is preceded in death by his loving and hard-working parents Ricardo and Carlota Salazar. He is survived by his two sisters, Erlinda Marquez and Isabell Chavez & husband Leo Chavez.
Our father leaves a legacy of love for family, faith, and his Hispanic heritage. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a Private First Class. Our father taught us to go to church, go for wood, mix the masa for tamales, and share his love and gratitude for Hispanic traditions. He set the foundation for each of us to know what morals and values were and how to live a life of integrity. Our dad stayed true to his Catholic faith throughout is entire life and was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as a Fourth Degree Knight.
Our father often had “dichos” or sayings to advise us on our way. We will always remember “Not to take any wooden nickels.”
Our fathers love lives on in each and every one of us. A visitation will be held Monday, January 22, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at FRENCH – Westside. A Rosary will be held Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114. Interment will follow at 2:15 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Ross at www.FrenchFunerals.com.
FRENCH – Westside
9300 Golf Course Rd NW