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Willa Salazar(1921 - 2012)

Willa Mae Salazar
January 11, 1921 - November 18, 2012
Resident of Sunnyvale
Willa Mae Salazar passed away peacefully on November 18, 2012. She was 91 years of age. Willa was born in Fremont, Nebraska on January 11, 1921 and spent her childhood with her sister, Evelyn. She left her home in 1940, married Justin Larsen in Arizona and arrived in California as a young bride. She raised two sons, Ronald and Brian Larsen in Redwood City. After her divorce, Willa went to work and spent many years working at Johnson and Co. Jewelers and Sunset Magazine. In 1963, Willa married Ralph (Sal) Salazar. They lived for many years in Redwood City, Mountain View and Sunnyvale. Willa was pre-deceased by her first husband, Justin Larsen, her second husband, Ralph Salazar, her son, Brian Larsen and her sister, Evelyn Story.
Willa enjoyed sporty cars, Hawaiian music, TV Westerns, her beloved dogs and Marie Callendar pies. She will be missed by her son, Ronald of Petaluma, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Private internment at Skylawn Cemetery.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Nov. 30, 2012
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