Eloy Salazar was born April 13, 1933 in La Villita, NM to Jose Elefio Salazar and Maria Antonia Martinez. He went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, May 12, 2023. God blessed him with 90 good and fruitful years. In 1955 he married Annie Esther Griego from Santa Cruz, NM. Together they raised three sons in La Villita. He had six grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Eloy had eight siblings who were raised with him in La Villita (two brothers & six sisters) and a very large extended family of many nephews and nieces whom he loved. Eloy worked many years in Los Alamos for Zia and then for Johnson Controls before his retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years Annie and by his three sons Leonard, Eloy Jr. and Marvin and their respective families. He is also survived by his youngest sister Angelina Valdez of La Villita. He was preceded in death by his parents Elefio and Antonia. Also, preceded in death by his brothers Isauro Salazar, Elefio Salazar Jr. and sisters Ignacia Medina, Alice Valdez, Aurelia Martinez, Raquel Valdez, and Nicolasa Salazar. He was a big part of our lives and we will miss him tremendously.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 11:00 am at El Buen Pastor on 609 Calle Rivera in Espanola. He will be laid to rest at the Santa Fe Memorial Gardens Cemetery in a private ceremony by his immediate family.
The family of Eloy Salazar has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of the beautiful Española Valley. We thank Johnny DeVargas, Jessica Jaramillo and staff at the DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory for their compassion and professional service. www.devargasfuneral.com 505-747-7477