Martha (Maciel) Salazar

July 29, 1936 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 83)

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Martha Salas Maciel Salazar, 83, of Garden Grove, retired from Garden Grove School District in Food Service, died Friday, April 24, 2020, of Parkinson’s Disease. 

Entered This Life July 29, 1936, Durango, Mexico – Entered Eternal Life April 24, 2020, Garden Grove, California

Survivors: Husband, Manuel S. Salazar, sons, Ramey M. Torres, Ruben M. Rangel, Jesus M. Rangel; daughters, Lydia M. Rangel-McWeeney, Sylvia Benavidez, Martha Rangel. One son-in-law, three daughters-in-law, approx. 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

My dearest Martha, my love, we were M&M together.  From the day I met you I fell in love. Thank you for caring me, for loving me, and helping me keep it together. You are my Rock. I love you, Manny

My Sister, the love we had, and for each other, and our endless phone calls. The way she loved the Virgin, I can go on and on. We were very close, even when we were young, my baby sister followed me everywhere. Always welcoming and always wanted us to eat. So many beautiful memories. Sister, Angie Covarrubias

Mi querida Hermana era muy amable y carinosa siempre ayudando a quien lo necesitara. Sus recuerdos para simper estaran en mi Corazon. (My dearest sister was very kind and loving. She was always there for anyone in need. Her memories will be forever in my heart. Brother Jesus Maciel

Mom I was honored to be your daughter/caregiver. You battled Parkinson’s disease like a true fighter, took it like a soldier, the doctor’s, staff just loved you and we did it. …then you were tired, and the Lord needed our Angel to help him in heaven.  Mom you are the glue that kept everything together, so organized, I know where I got it from, and no wonder you loved hearing about my career. You are the classiest, respectable lady with a heart full of love, laughter, a devout Catholic and prayers for everyone.  You took care of so many people-worried about all. I remember telling Diane, if you respect anyone in your life-it is your grandma, thank you for loving Diane, her family, my husband so much.

And your beautiful garden, you would touch anything and make it grow.  You could do anything or tell me how to do it and you allowed me to teach you as well, thank you, it was fun. You had the utmost respect and honor for your country, for our guys, woman that joined the Army & Air Force. Mom, I thank you for making me strong, respectable, and maintaining my morals and values, my Faith. You taught me to always try to look presentable, get educated and keep learning technology, the talks we had were amazing.  Dad once said to me, “Tu Mama es la Reina/Your Mom is the Queen!” Dad was right.  I miss the 7:15 a.m. morning calls on my way to work and throughout the years though I am always speaking to you and I know you are listening & holding me close. Mom, I Love You More/Always, Lily (Lydia) p.s. I won’t burn the frijoles y arroz, until we meet again… Lily

Mom, she was the truest of abuelas; she cared for her children of all ages and generations. She would always ensure that they left her house with full a belly, and hopefully a peaceful mind. Next to cooking and her Honey Manny, her love for her grandkids never stopped Mom, I love you more, Chuy

My mom was my best friend confidant and mentor, she was my world and will be forever in my heart; LOVE YOU MORE, Ruben (Gordito)

Lord, thank you for the many wonderful years I was blessed with my mom.  MOM, the dedication and determination you instilled in me, prepared me to be a great Dad and person! We will miss you and love you always! Love, Ramey (Kiki)

Mom was blessed as a loving mother, full of vitality a beautiful smile and spiritual soul that will be with us always. Love, Martha (Martita)

Our last hug we had together gave me and showed me how a Mother’s Love is so strong that last forever, I will never be alone.  I love you Mom, Sylvia (Chapa)

My grandma had such an infectious smile and laugh.  She would brighten any room she walked into and I know heaven shines brighter with her in it. Love, Jessica

To describe Mom in one or two sentences is virtually impossible. What words do you use to describe such an amazing person? I could use all the words I can think of to describe her, but they do not do justice to who she truly was. Mom had an open heart, filled with the greatest love for her family. Love, Lemoore

I was blessed with two Moms, the one who gave me life and the one who gave me the love of my life, her son Ruben. She was an amazing woman who took me in and loved me.  It was an honor to call her mom. Love, Sue

Mom showed me tough love, to love unconditionally and to forgive! I’ll always carry her close to my heart. Love, Jackie

Grandma you were so loving to me, being around you always felt safe and at home. I will cherish our moments together forever.  I love you, Diane

You set a gold standard in everything you did, I enjoyed teasing you with my poor language skills and seeing you laugh.  I know you enjoyed that too. A smile is one of the greatest gifts you can give someone, you always gave yours to everyone willingly. You and your smile are lighting up the heavens. You will be missed by me, and many others every day. Love your Numero Uno, Son Gerry

She gave us all the important things:  discipline, a work ethic, an open door, forgiveness, and love.  We carry her wisdom and humor and a lasting memory of incredible energy.  We love you more, Grandma. Love, Ruben

Beautiful lady inside and out, always had a smile for us.  Her love for her children and all her family was a great lesson for all of us and her faith was amazing. We will never forget her smile, her love and her beautiful earrings always caught our attention. We love you, Tia. Covarrubias Family


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May 5, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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Orange, CA 92866

Funeral Service
May 5, 2020

10:00 AM
Shannon Family Mortuary FD-1772
1005 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92866

Graveside Service
May 5, 2020

12:00 PM

Please note
Services are limited to 10 people due to health department restrictions until further notice
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