Crystal Saldana, 22, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Crystal was born on September 1, 1991 in El Paso, Texas. She graduated from Silva Health Magnet H.S. where she enjoyed playing volleyball, basketball, and softball. She proudly graduated from UTEP in the Fall of 2013 with a B.A. in Microbiology and was continuing her education in the field of nursing. Crystal was known for her huge, beautiful smile and her funny sense of humor. She had a huge heart that extended beyond her family. No cat was safe from her hugs, and no cousin was safe from her playful, yet loving, ridicule. Her compassion and compliments melted her mother's heart and she had her father at her fingertips when she called him "daddy". Crystal was notorious for giving her brother affectionate head-slaps and pulling her little brothers' toes. Her laughter and kindness was the glue that held her friends and family together. Crystal is survived by her mother, Grace Acuna; her father, Freddy Saldana; her brothers, Anthony, Ozzy, and Quentin; her maternal grandmother, Teresa Acuna; her maternal grandfather, Alfonso Acuna, her paternal grandmother, Sandra Saldana; and the Medina Family, Acuna Family, and Saldana Family. Visitation will be held from 2:00pm to 9:00 pm Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Funeraria Del Angel Martin Central with a 6:00 pm vigil. Funeral Mass will be held 1:30pm Friday April 25, 2014 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen East Cemetery.

Funeral Home

Funeraria del Angel Martin Central
3839 Montana Ave El Paso, TX 79903
(915) 566-3955

Published in El Paso Times from Apr. 22 to Apr. 30, 2014