Dolores B. Salazar was called to her heavenly home on March 23, 2019 surrounded by family. Dolores was born in Chapelle, NM on August 15, 1921 to Abel Solano and Cruzita Lucero. As a little girl, Dolores lost her mother and later enjoyed a close and special relationship with her stepmother, Adelina Solano. Dolores married Eufracio Salazar on November 24,1941. Eufracio and three (3) children, Ramona and twin daughters, preceded her in death.
Dolores and Eufracio were additionally blessed with six (6) children: Lucy Encinias (Ernesto) of Ojo de Chapelle, Tomas Salazar (Loretta) of Ojo de Chapelle, David Salazar (Theresa) of Ojo de Chapelle, Julian Salazar (Donna) of Bernalillo, Timothy Salazar (Darlene) of Albuquerque, and Bernabe Salazar (Lisa) of Albuquerque. Dolores was proud of all her children and was especially loving and protective of her sixteen (16) grandchildren and twenty-two (22) great grandchildren.
Dolores was born and raised in Chapelle,NM and raised her children at the family ranch in Ojo de Chapelle where she participated in all the ranch chores, including gardening, harvesting, and tending to farm animals. Dolores enjoyed being a homemaker and was talented in embroidery and crocheting. Preparing savory meals with fresh tortillas along with her specialty of pumpkin pie were the envy of all. She enjoyed family gatherings, playing board games and viewing “Wheel of Fortune” daily. Graduating from the Normal High School in Las Vegas, NM, Dolores placed great emphasis on achieving an education. A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of the Society of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and a devoted Esclava de Santa Rita.
Services will be held from the San Miguel del Vado Catholic Church in San Miguel, NM on Wednesday March 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Father George Salazar and Father Moses Nwankwo on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Following the Mass. The burial will take place in Bernal NM at the Capilla de Santa Rita. Pallbearers will be Adolfo Salazar, Orlando Encinias, Jared Salazar, Matthew Salazar, Brian Salazar and Thomas Salazar. Honorary bearers will be all of her remaining grandchildren and great-grandchildren.