Maria Amalia Salazar,


Maria Amalia Salazar, Age 87, of Ranchos de Taos, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edwardo and Marcelina Tafoya, husband, Juan Ramon Salazar, sons, David and Mark Salazar, grandson, Levi Salazar, sisters, Estella Swiger and Elvira Vigil. She is survived by her children, Ramon Salazar (Cindy), Juan Salazar (Patsy), Patricia Salazar, Karen Salazar (John), Earl Salazar (Anna), James “Pimmie” Salazar (Cathy), Ron Salazar (Ricki), Dennis Salazar (Natalie), Bryan Salazar (Barbara) and Gerald Salazar (Niome), 24 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, brothers. Edwardo “Lalo” Tafoya and Richard Tafoya, sisters, Lorenza Ortega (Joe) and Rose Laporte (Mike), sister in-law, Teresa Gonzales, brother in-law, Wallace Salazar (Lula), many nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends who she loved dearly.Rosary was recited on July 19, 2019. Funeral mass was held on July 20, 2019. Both were held at San Francisco de Asis with interment following at the Jesus Nazareno Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home, Taos. To share a memory, please visit our website at


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