CECILIA “SISSI” SALGADO, 63, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Sissi’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
SERVICES: A Rosary will be recited for Cecilia at St. Peter Catholic Church on Monday, March 2, 2020, at 6:30 PM. A Mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
On September 27, 1956, Cecilia was born to Carlos and Anastacia Lucero in Artesia, New Mexico, and resided in Dexter, New Mexico, until she reached the 7th grade when the family moved to Roswell. Sissi attended Roswell High School, where she graduated in 1975.
Sissi married Emilio Salgado, Jr. on August 7, 1976, in Roswell, New Mexico. They moved to San Diego, California, when Emilio joined the Navy. After Emilio’s service in the Navy, they moved to Odessa, Texas, where their family expanded with the births of Matthew and Sara. In 1985, Sissi and Emilio moved back to Roswell to be closer to family. She remained a homemaker, and in 1990 the family welcomed the birth of the twins, Eric and Jeremy. As the children entered school, Sissi went to work for the Roswell Independent School District. She enjoyed working around kids, and her job began developing into a career. Sissi later retired from the school district, where she made lifelong friends. Gardening, fishing, camping, going to the beach and Las Vegas, and hosting epic family gatherings were Sissi’s enjoyment. She was the life of the party, and her house was always the most decorated one on the block for every holiday. She was the party planner for every special event and always made holidays and birthdays special. Sissi’s family was very important to her, and she would always put them first, especially when it came to the kids. Some of our best times were spent camping and fishing, as there was never a dull moment when she was around. She had a contagious laugh and a smile that would light up the room. You could count on Sissi dancing while listening to Tina Turner, Cher, Celine Dion, and Cyndi Lauper.
Sissi enjoyed gardening and remodeling her house-always having honey-do projects for her husband. She enjoyed the summer time-that meant summer break for her grandkids, which consumed the majority of Sissi’s time. Her grandkids were her life.
Sissi’s life as a retiree was always busy, but she found time to go camping and fishing, where so many wonderful memories were made. The mountains in the Lincoln National Forrest hold many great times.
The day Sissi left us, the world got a little quiet. Heaven got a little louder with our dancing Angel. It comforts our hearts, knowing she’s reunited with the loved ones that passed before her, dancing with her sister, Rose.
SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish memories of Cecilia are her husband, Emilio Salgado, Jr.; children: Matthew Salgado (Priscilla), Sara Sanchez (Nathan), Eric Salgado (Christy), Jeremy Salgado (Nati); grandchildren: Ezra, Noa, Nathaniel, Savannah, Ryan, Sophia, Tatum, Eden; mother, Anastacia Lucero; siblings: Kathy Lucero, Corina Groseclose, Charlie Lucero; numerous nieces and nephews; close friends: Connie Sedillo, Collette Lucero, Sylvia Campos, Rosa Perez, Tara De La Cerda, Ann Misencik, Pam Fritche, Emily Jurecek, Gwynn; & numerous colleagues from RISD that turned into lifelong friends.
PRECEDED: Cecilia is preceded in death by her father, Carlos Lucero; mother-in-law, Paula Salgado; sister, Rosemary Quintana; along with her special friends: Carmen and Chris Knudson, and Connie Sarli.
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Blessed to serve as Honorary Pallbearers are Roland Lucero, Nathan Sanchez, Nati Garcia, and Rick Herrera.
The family will be receiving visitors at 3908 SE Main Street. (Across the Bowling Alley) after the funeral services for a reception.