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Lydia M. Salazar

d. March 3, 2024

Lydia M. Salazar, age 79, a resident of Espanola, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. Lydia was preceded in death by her husband, Armando J. Salazar; daughter, Kitty Dominguez; step-son, Jose Salazar; parents, Juan Andres and Cipricia Griego; siblings, Leroy Anthony Griego, Virginia M. “Ginny” Griego and Michael L. “Havaline” Griego; Godson, John John Martinez; nephew, Jimmy Ortiz Jr.; aunts and uncles, Nick and wife Ermelina Gonzales, Manuel and Elenor Griego, Ernesto and Lugarda Griego, Celetino and Margaret Griego, Alice and Eliseo Griego, Samuel Griego and Lorraine Hernandez; compadres, Ray and Viola Martinez, Rosalie Baca and husband who is surviving Joe Baca; and in-laws, Esqipula and Ciria Salazar. Lydia is survived by her children, Paul Padilla, Bernadette L. Salazar and fiancé Tommy Archuleta, Beverly Gomez and husband Gerald; grandson she raised, Justin Salazar-Torrez and wife Deserae; grandchildren, Derek Archuleta and Marisa, Giovanni and D'Angelo Gomez, Annabelle Almager, Stacey Marmolejo and Bino Flores, Celina Domingez, Ismael Vasquez Jr., Candi Marmolejo, Kory Almager and Erika Cordova and husband Eric; great-grandchildren, Ella Archuleta, Aryah and Xavier Torrez, Marissa Abeyta, Noel and Sophia Diaz, and Elijah De La Torre; step-grandkids, Darren and Ruby Salazar; siblings, Diana Griego and husband Estevan, Robert “Bobby” Griego, comadre she considered a sister, Vangie Gonzales and husband Richard (Deceased), Rose Martinez and husband Henry Martinez and Doña Maria Romero; God-children, Gabriel Gonzales, Susie Trujillo and Melissa Sanchez; nieces and nephews, Tina Griego, Steven Griego and Robert Maestas; aunt, Lorriane Minnie Chavez; her pets, Duke and Kiko, as well as numerous other loving relatives and friends. Public visitation will begin on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 5:30p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home, with a devotional to follow at 6:00p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 10:00a.m. at the Apostolic Praise Temple in Dixon, burial will follow at the Apostolic Praise Temple Cemetery in Dixon. Assisting the family as pallbearers will be Derek Archuleta, D’Angelo Gomez, Giovanni Gomez, Stacey Marmolejo, Gerald Gomez and Richard Gonzales The family of Lydia M. Salazar has entrusted the care of their beloved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home of the Espanola Valley. 1-505-747-7477 or www.devargasfuneral.com

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