Our beloved father, grandfather and friend, Emilio Salgado, Sr., 85 passed away on July 8, 2020 in Midway New Mexico surrounded by his family. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Emilio’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
Emilio was born January 28, 1935 in Fort Stockton Texas to Domingo and Dona Esequia Salgado. He is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings along with his loving wife of 50 years, Paula Salgado, his daughter in law’s Cecilia Salgado and Patty Salgado, and grandson Michael Carrasco, Jr.
Emilio and Paula came to live in Hagerman, NM where they raised their family. Emilio began working at Dexter Bogle Farms in the 1950’s as a mechanic for many years until he retired. A man of many trades, he was known for being an expert mechanic as he could fix anything. Working hard and having a loving family were is priorities. Emilio appreciated his time with the outdoors by camping, hunting, fishing, and tinkering with motors. His favorite past times was with his love of music by playing his harmonica, guitar, or accordion. He had some great stories to tell and made everyone laugh around him. It brought him great joy to be surrounded by his family, grandchildren who filled their home during the summers and holidays. A simple man but with a great heart and a sense of humor that made his days great in our world. He will be deeply missed with his constant smile.
Emilio was a devoted Catholic member at Immaculate Catholic Church in Dexter. Emilio was thankful for his life, family, and friends, always reminding those around him to thank God for their continued blessings bestowed upon them. Even till his last days he had a smile knowing that God would take him in His arms.
Emilio is survived by his children, Emilio Salgado, Jr., Danny Salgado and wife Nichol, Wanda Moreno and husband Joe, Aida Lopez, Patty Valenzuela and husband Johnny. He is also survived with 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren, and 2 great-great- great grandchildren.
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Pallbearers: Eric Salgado, Jeremy Salgado, Joshua Garcia, Natividad Garcia, Stephen Lucero, Steven Alonzo, Joe Moreno, Nathan Sanchez.
Honorary Pallbearers: Matthew Salgado, Johnny Valenzuela, Jose Barreto, Jr.
The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for their loving care and especially to Maureen Denio and Jessica Saenz for providing exceptional care of Emilio.
A Viewing will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Sunday, July 12, 2020, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, followed by a Rosary at 6:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Monday, July 13, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Due to the Covid-19, we are saddened we are unable to hold traditional services. Please honor the current guidelines of wearing a mask.
Emilio’s tribute was written in his honor by his family.
Behind the Gates of Heaven Dad
Behind the Gates
A loving gentle Father,
used to care,
Look around your
For a man with a smile,
That’s my precious Father, Lord,
He must stand out
Hold him in
your arms, Lord,
And Treasure him
For You have in