Robert ""Robby"" Salas, 53, a lifelong resident of Las Cruces, N.M., entered eternal rest on Tuesday September 3, 2013 here in Las Cruces, NM. Robert was born on August 23, 1960 to Rolando and Dolores Salas in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He was the fourth of eight children who loved all of his brothers and sisters very much. Robert graduated from Mayfield High School in 1978 and attended New Mexico State University. He began working for Consolidated Electrical Distributors in 1983 and managed stores in Tulsa, Okla., Santa Fe, NM, and El Paso, Texas. Amongst his hobbies were water-skiing, golfing, and of course drag racing. His 1972 Chevy Nova will be greatly missed out on the track. Our father was a very dedicated and caring man who loved his family and left all those who knew him wonderful memories. He is survived by his two children who were his pride and joy, Robert Andrew Salas Jr. of Las Cruces, and Sandra Teresa Salas of Philadelphia, Pa.; his father Rolando Salas of El Paso, Texas; two grandchildren, Audrinna and Marianne Salas; three brothers, Steve Salas of Tehachapi, Calif., Toby Salas of El Paso, Texas, Christopher Salas of Albuquerque, NM; four sisters, Rebecca Auringer of Albuquerque, NM, Ruth Tavarez of Albuquerque, NM, Maria Vinson of Madison, Ala., Sister Estrellita of the Netherlands; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Dolores Salas. A Memorial Service will be held for Robby on Monday September 9, 2013, to start at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1240 S Espina St. Las Cruces, NM. For online condolences go to www.lapaz-grahams.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Sept. 8, 2013