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Eluteria D. Salazar

February 20, 1937 — August 28, 2023

Eluteria D. Salazar


Eluteria D. Salazar, affectionately known as "Nana," gracefully entered the gates of Heaven on August 28, 2023. Her departure left a void in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.  Born in Bishop, Texas, on February 20, 1937, Eluteria's presence blessed this world for an impressive 86 years and 189 days. Throughout her life, she embraced various roles and occupations with unwavering dedication. From working maintenance at the local post office to toiling in fields, cleaning houses, and caring for the elderly, Eluteria engaged in a plethora of tasks that exemplified her strong work ethic and humble spirit. She was especially cherished for her involvement at St. James Church, where she tirelessly cleaned and offered her services until declining health hindered her ability.

Eluteria's genuine warmth extended far beyond her professional endeavors. She possessed a knack for culinary expertise that earned her the reputation of a magnificent cook. Whether it was comfort food or delectable treats, she delighted family and friends with mouthwatering dishes created with love. In addition to her culinary prowess, Eluteria was fiercely independent and remarkably charitable - traits that endeared her to everyone she encountered.

Beyond her numerous responsibilities and talents, Eluteria found solace in a range of hobbies. She enjoyed sewing, cooking gourmet meals for loved ones, crafting dolls with meticulous care, indulging in Spanish telenovelas that captivated her heart, relishing precious moments spent with friends and family, dancing like nobody was watching - however fleetingly - and savoring meals at some of her favored restaurants. As a single parent homeowner, she took immense pride in building a stable foundation for herself and those she cherished.

While Eluteria's accomplishments were exceptional, it was her humility that truly defined her character. Throughout her life's journey, she remained loyal to her loved ones, serving as a rock of support and a source of unwavering comfort. As a beloved daughter, Eluteria exemplified devotion. As a mother, she instilled strong work ethics in her children. And as a grandmother, she found boundless joy in the company of her grandchildren.  "Nana" held a unique place within our family as its nucleus. Her influence and legacy will forever shape our lives, challenging us to honor her memory through the values she embodied. Even as we mourn her loss, we find solace in the fact that her remarkable genes continue to live on within us – an enduring reminder of her remarkable spirit.


Proverbs 31:28 “Her children rise up and call her blessed”


“When Mom is Called Home”

We regretfully knew this day would someday arrive.

No matter the day or year, it would be too soon.

Selfishly, we’d love to cling to life for you, but Our love enables us to hesitantly slip our hands Out of your loving weathered ones.

The hands that have worked so hard to raise us, to feed us, to support and guide us, to discipline us, to embrace us, and most Importantly, to pray for us.

Your departure leaves us with a cavernous void, never to be filled. But we will try to store all of our loving memories there to help ease the pain of our loss. We’ve been so very blessed to be your children and you, our mother.

We love you and thank you for your sacrifices, Your devotion and your love. Now it’s your time to rest sweet Mama, bask in our Lord’s Glorious presence. We anxiously await the day We are reunited into your loving embrace once more.

Until then, enjoy your beautiful reunion with those Welcoming you home.


She is preceded in death by her daughter, Juanita Carlise; son-in-law, Fidencio Limas, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Juanita Salazar; parents, Loreto and Meletina Delgado; siblings, Ricarda Barrientes, Teresa Perez, and Martin “Nune” Delgado.


Among those left to cherish her memory are her children, Delia Limas, Paul Salazar, Rosie (Rey) Figueroa, Beatriz (Keith) Humphrey, Mary (Rocky) Hodges, and Cynthia Flores; siblings, Emilia Ortiz, Santos (Andres) Gonzales, Cathy Martinez, Julio Delgado, Patricia Puente, Paula Sias, and Enrique (Eva) Delgado; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.


The family will receive condolences on Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary; with a holy rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m.  A funeral cortege will depart Turcotte-Piper Mortuary at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2023, to St. James Catholic Church, Bishop, TX,  for a mass of christian burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.  A Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at St. James Cemetery, Bishop, TX.

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

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Friday, September 1, 2023

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Friday, September 1, 2023

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