Jonathon Leroy Salazar

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JONATHAN "LEROY" SALAZAR, 73, a resident of Tierra Azul, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Consuelo Belinda Espinoza Salazar and Albert J. Salazar; paternal grandparents, Jose Rubel and Prescilianna Salazar, maternal grandparents, Benjamin Espinoza and Manuelita Lobato-Espinoza; padriños Ruben A. and Emma Salazar.
His other accomplishments included housing director, city manager for the City of Espanola, and he served as the Democratic Chair for Rio Arriba County and 12 years as an Española School board member and a master board member.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Jonathan is survived by his daughters, LeAnne Christine Salazar-Montoya (Jemuel), Pamela Marlene Salazar – Lentini (Daniel), and Valerie Ann Salazar; beloved grandson he raised as his own son, Jonathan Isaiah Salazar, grandchildren, Lauren Lentini, Antonio Leroy Montoya and Lily Anne Christine Montoya; siblings, Albert "Castie" Salazar (Kris), Kenny Salazar (Jeanette), Charlie Salazar (Bernardine), Christella Ulibarri (Larry), Julie Salazar (Armando), Barbara Rodriguez (Ray), Robert Salazar.
Public visitation will begin on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory, with a rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Espanola. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Espanola, with a burial to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family of Jonathan "Leroy" Salazar has entrusted the care of their loved one to the
DeVargas Funeral
Home & Crematory
of the Espanola Valley.
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DeVargas Funeral Home
623 N. Railroad Ave.
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 662-2400
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Published in Los Alamos Monitor on Nov. 30, 2018