Aurelio Mike Salazar, age 78, a resident of Taos, formerly of Las Vegas NM, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Jean Salazar; parents, Aurelio and Marcella Salazar; ½ brother and sister, Joe and Helen Salazar; sister Irene Cruz, brother, Robert Salazar; and in-laws, Ted and Alice Martinez. Aurelio proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. After returning home, he got employed as a line technician for the telephone company and then finished his employment at Kirtland Airforce Base. He is survived by his children, Irene and Miguel Salazar; grandson who he raised as a son, Jason Salazar; and his wife’s daughter Melissa Martinez; his siblings, Linda Benavidez (Jerry), Antonio Salazar (Debbie), and Patricia Bolivar; God daughters, Inez Bolivar and Angelica Johnson; plus, many other loving relatives and cherished friends.
Rosary will be recited on Thursday September 30, 2021 at 6pm in the Evergreen Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday October 1, 2021 at 9am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NM. Burial will take place on Wednesday October 27, 2021 at 2:15pm at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family of Aurelio Mike Salazar has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. www.devargastaos.com 1-866-657-4019
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