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Leopoldo 'Leo' Salazar

May 5, 2014

Leopoldo “Leo” Salazar, 77, of Big Spring, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born Nov. 15, 1936 in Raymondsville, Texas to Juanita and Roberto Salazar. He was a longtime resident of Howard County. He married Alicia Moron Nov. 12, 1960 in Coahoma. They met in Coahoma at a dance. He worked for G.C. Broughton, Jr. Farms for 26 years farming, at the gin and at the implement company. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was an original member of the St. Joseph’s Men’s Society of St. Thomas. He was also a Cursillista.

He is survived by his wife, Alicia M. Salazar of Big Spring; one son, Jesse Salazar and wife Maria “Minnie” of Big Spring; two daughters, Sylvia Salazar and Elaine S. Martinez, both of Big Spring; two granddaughters, Leticia Mendoza and husband Anthony of Bastrop and Alicia Martinez of Big Spring; two great granddaughters: Gabi and Bella Mendoza of Bastrop; four sisters, Rosa Angeles of Fallbrook, Calif., Frances Garcia of Stockton, Calif., Esperanza Munoz of Rochester, Mich. and Gloria Gomez of Abilene; one brother, Gilbert Salazar of Snyder; sister-in-law, Delia Salazar; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Salazar and Ramiro Salazar; and three sisters, Connie Sanchez, Lydia Del Bosque and Elena Jauregui.

Those serving as pallbearers are Rudy Hernandez Sr., Louis Hernandez, Ray Moron, Ricky Martinez, Joe Martinez, Ismael Palomino, Johnny Flores and Frankie Martinez. Honorary pallbearers are Rudy Hernandez Jr. and Rafael Lopez.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel. Please pay your respects online at

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