Sally was born in La Loma, NM near Anton Chico.
She grew up with her parents and 10 of her siblings in El Guache NM. They often visited and worked a large ranch in Anton Chico. There was cattle, horses and beautiful alfalfa fields and gardens to tend to. She attended Epanola High School and graduated in 1967. She met Eddie Alarid there and they married in 1972. Sally worked for many years at TG&Y in Espanola, at McCurdy Mission School and finally found her greatest talent, weaving. She created many Chimayo weaving tapestries and blanket mats at the Trujillo Weaving Shop. Her work and designs were admired and sold well, as far as Japan and beyond.
In her words does this obituary reflect.
“To my most little family, my husband Eddie – I have always loved you, we grew up together, grew old together and still lean on each other. -To Javier and Shellie who gave us Christian and Emma, Juliet and Sam who gave us Aliyana and Lucas, thank you. We spend happy hours playing, singing and dancing and sometimes temper tantrums on both sides. You know how that goes!”
“ I felt a quiet acceptance throughout my cancer. I never felt alone these five years, you were all with me, every step. In gratitude to the girls on the third and fourth floor at the UNM Cancer Center who have showed me love and kindness. Remember most of all, that happiness and joy is not possible without God, our Blessed Mother and the Saints in our life.”
Sally is preceded in death by the following immediate family: Her parents Jose and Maria Magdalena Ulibarri. Brothers Ralph, Joe, Manuel Ulibarri and Jerry Salas. Brothers in-law Jerry DeAguero and Jim Shaw. Father in-law Frank Alarid and Mother in-law Betty Alarid. Sisters in-law Rose Marie Alarid, Patricia Ulibarri and Alice Ulibarri. Nephews Jerome DeAguero, Tommy DeAguero, Francisco Martinez and Martin Ulibarri.
Sally is survived by the following immediate family members: Her husband of 49 years Eddie Alarid, son Jon Javier Alarid (Shellie), daughter Juliet Carmona (Sam), grandsons Christian Javier Alarid and Lucas Estevan Carmona, grand daughters Emma Alarid and Aliyana Jasmine Carmona. Sisters Pablita DeAguero, Betty Shaw, Laura Ulibarri, Gloria Ulibarri. Brothers Larry Ulibarri (Christi), Arnold Ulibarri, Michael Ulibarri (Donna). Sisters in-law Ida Ulibarri, Charlene Ulibarri, Ramona Salas, Elma Jean Besette (Terry), Joanna Alarid (Fermin), Susan Alarid (David), Diana Alarid Martinez (Ernest), Barbara Alarid. Multiple nieces and nephews.
Serving as Pallbearers are: Christian Alarid, Larry Ulibarri, Fermin Montoya, Ernest Martinez, Damian Sandoval, Josh Lucero. Honorary Pallbearers are: Emma Alarid, Aliyana and Lucas Carmona, Laura Alonzo, Orlando Archuleta. God Daughters Shelly Ulibarri, Lisette Alonzo Sanchez, Feliz Romero, and Brittney Martinez.
Fri. June 10 - Family Visitation 6:00 pm.
Rosary at DeVargas Chapel 7:00 pm.
Sat. June 11 - Funeral Mass Santa Cruz De La Canada 10 am.
Thurs. June 16 - Burial at National Cemetary, Santa Fe 11:00 am.
Thank you Johnny De Vargas and Staff, Javier/Juliet & Brittney/Shellie.
The family of Sally Alarid has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com