STELLA ANDREA SALAZAR Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend, went peacefully to the house of Our Lord on the morning of July 9th. Stella was born April 16th 1933 in Las Vegas New Mexico. Stella was married for 58 wonderful years to her husband, Adolfo Salazar. She also leaves behind her children whom she loves with all of her heart - Her three daughters Dee Salazar, Carmen Angel and husband Ray, and Doris Ortiz and husband Ralph. Stella's five sons for whom she'd give the world are Ben Salazar and wife Marta, Paul Salazar, Ken Salazar, Andrew Salazar, Robert Salazar and wife Julia, Sister's Rita Gurule, and Nora Maes, Brother's Lawrence, Ernest, and Roger Tafoya. Stella was the most happy when she was surrounded by any of her family at her home in Santa Fe. Stella worked many years with the Santa Fe Public Schools, as well as El Castillo Retirement Home. She was an Inspirational woman who touched many lives in a special way. Her smile and laugh would warm the hearts of anyone fortunate enough to hear it. Stella would do "Ordinary things with extraordinary love" just like her Patron Saint, Santa Theresa, to whom she prayed every day. Stella loved all of her 18 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren. Stella's Grandsons will be Pallbearers for her services, and her Granddaughters will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. A Rosary will be recited at Santa Maria De La Paz Catholic Church on Monday July 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will also be celebrated at Santa Maria De La Paz on Tuesday July 16 at 9:00 AM. The burial will follow the Mass at 10:30 AM at The National Cemetery of Santa Fe. Stella's children would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Staff in the ICU and Hospice Departments at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. The attention and care you gave to our mother in her last few days was greatly appreciated. The Family would also like to Thank all of the friends and loved ones who have helped with support, food, flowers, cards and prayers during this most difficult time. God Bless. RIVERA FAMILY FUNERALS AND CREMATIONS 417 EAST RODEO RD. SANTA FE, NM 87505 PHONE: (505) 989-7032 FAX: (505) 820-0435 SANTAFEFUNERALOPTION.COM

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The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options
417 E. Rodeo Road Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900