Leonides Salazar-Macias of Delta died Friday, March 16, 2012, at Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 73.
Rosary was recited March 19 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Delta. Mass of Christian burial was held March 20 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment followed at Delta City Cemetery.
Mr. Salazar-Macias was born Feb. 20, 1939, in Santa Maria, Mexico, to Julio Salazar and Aurelia Macias. He spent his childhood in Mexico.
He married Maria Rizo on June 28, 1963, in Mexico. They moved to the United States in 1988. They lived in Olathe before moving to Delta 17 years ago.
Mr. Salazar-Macias enjoyed walking, watching baseball and his family. He was a member of St. Michael's CatholicChurch in Delta.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Salazar of Delta; four sons, Ramiro Salazar and his wife Beatrice, and Jose Salazar and his wife Ana, all of Pueblo, Lupe Salazar and his wife Mary, and Daniel Salazar, all of Alamosa; six daughters and their husbands, Alicia and Francisco Baltazar, Ana and Manual Ramirez, Chela and Rafael Jimenez, Berenice and Ovet Padilla, Maria and Armando Adame, and Claudia and Pablo Ortiz, all of Delta; two brothers, Benjamin Salazar of Mexico, and Gerardo Salazar of Visalia, Calif.; a sister, Josephine Salazar of Mexico; 33 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Salazar was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus