Florencio G. Saldana LUBBOCK- Funeral services for Florencio G. Saldana, 71, of Lubbock, formally of Dallas, will be today at 10 a.m. at First Latin Foursquare Gospel Church with Pastor Frank Saldana officiating. Burial will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home and Chapel. Mr. Saldana passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at his residence. He was born on January 7, 1942 in Gil, Colorado to the late Antonio and Concepcion Saldana. He married Juanita Acevedo in June of 1965 in Lubbock, she preceded him in death. He was a retired truck driver. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Saldana; two daughters, Lillie Farias, Pauline Limon; two brothers, Francisco Saldana, Pablo Saldana; and one sister, Eva Saldana. Survivors include five sons, Julian Alvarez, Peter Alvarez and George Alvarez all of Lubbock, Robert Alvarez of Dallas, Johnny Alvarez of Phoenix, Arizona; five daughters, Susie Valdez, Elsie Alvarez, Gloria Alvarez, Mary Helen Alvarez and Sylvia Alvarez all of Lubbock; three brothers, Federico Saldana of Amarillo, Baldemar Saldana, Benito Saldana both of Dallas; one sister, Dolores Gaitan of California; 44 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Feb. 12, 2013