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Sergio Alexander Salas

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Sergio Alexander Salas, age 30, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Roswell N.M. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017, 6 p.m., at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home. A tribute of Sergio’s life may be found at www.andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
On October 21, 1986, Sergio was born to Sergio M. Salas and Sheryl L. Cooper. Sergio attended one year at NMMI, then went to the Youth ChalleNGe Academy. After graduating he enlisted in the United States Army. He was a 3rd Infantry and then Army Rangers. He had total of three tours overseas. He was recognized with many awards and metals during his enlistment. He then started work as a welder for the local oil rigs. He was always learning new things. He was kind hearted and always lent a helping hand. He attended Assumption of Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Sergio is survived by his daughter Avalynn J. (Salas) Bustamante; parents: Sheryl (Mince) Cooper, Sergio Salas, ex-wife, Rosa Salas; siblings: Arthur Lacey and his four children, Karina Sandoval, her husband and three children, and youngest brother Thomas Salas: grandparents; Thomas Salas, Lucy Brady and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Sergio is preceded in death by his sister, Alencia “Lindsey” Trejo and grandparents: Micaela Salas and Jimmy Mince.

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.