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Carolina Holguin Salazar

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Carolina Holguin Salazar, 77, a lifelong resident of Alamogordo, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces.
Mrs. Salazar was born Nov. 10, 1929, in Mesilla to Jesus and Soleda (Duran) Holguin. She married Raul Roy Salazar on July 17, 1950, in La Mesa. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bent and the Shrine Church of St. Jude Votive Guild.
Survivors include four sons, Raul Salazar, Sammy Salazar and his wife Robin, David Salazar, and Ricky Salazar and his wife Keana, all of Bent; three daughters, Irene Silva and her husband Delmar, of Alamogordo, Nancy Virden and her husband Buddy, of Tularosa, and Becky King and her husband Billy, of Bent; 18 grandchildren, Shawn and Tanya Silva, Jordan and Kady Salazar, James Williams, Ryder, Shilo and Kayla King, Keresa Jackson, Jeremy and John Salazar, Stali Salazar, Stephanie Telles, Stacy Sanchez, Josh and Jerry Don Salazar, and Dwain and Travis Lee Virden; three brothers, Jose Holguin, of Chandler, Ariz., and Jesus Holguin and Rosalio Holguin, both of Anthony; and three sisters, Rachel Granillo, of Anthony, Soledad Martinez, of Las Cruces, and Maria Martell of El Paso, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1989; and three brothers, Pedro, Lalo and Florentino Holguin.
A vigil service will be conducted this evening at 7 p.m. in the Hamilton-O'Dell Chapel with the Rosary to be recited by Sister Robert Ann Hecker.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bent with Father Paul Botenhagen, O.F.M., as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons Shawn Silva, Dwain Virden, Travis Lee Virden, Ryder King, Jeremy Salazar, John Salazar and Jerry Don Salazar. Honorary pallbearers will be Tel Trammell, Andy Salazar, Charlie Gonzales, Billy King, Buddy Virden, Delmar Silva and the other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends may call this evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 31 to Nov. 15, 2007
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