Obituary of Josephine Salazar
Josephine Salazar, 96 of Scottsbluff, Nebraska passed Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 at her home. A Private family funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Thomas Vijuman officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. A Private family rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Online condolences may be left www.dugankramer.com. Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on March 7, 1925 at Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Angel and Maria (Borjas) Ybarra. She received her early education at Washington Elementary schools. She married Sotero J Salazar on January 11, 1941 at Phoenix, Arizona and made their home in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
She worked as a solderer at Midwec, worked at Uhlenbrock cleaners, and also worked in various crop fields. She was well known for her culinary skills in particular working for her namesake “Pepa’s” Mexican Food Restaurant. She also cooked for numerous weddings, anniversaries and other community events. Her favorite past time activities included but not limited to embroidering, sewing, gardening and for a period of time caring for grandchildren.
She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
Josephine (Pepa) was a loving mother to nine Rachel (Art) Gonzales, Linda Gonzales of Denver, Colorado, Vidal Salazar of Scottsbluff, Henrietta (John) Moreno of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Caroline (Joe) Quevado of Scottsbluff, Sotero Jr. (Carmen) Salazar of Scottsbluff, Ben (Rose) Salazar of Omaha, Nebraska, Mary Garza of Scottsbluff; twenty-nine grandchildren and over one hundred fifty great and great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Sotero J Salazar and son Steve Salazar, her sisters Lupe Gamboa of Phoenix, AZ, Sally Perez of Phoenix, AZ, brothers Servando and Ray Ybarra of Brawley California.
Josephine (Pepa) will be missed by all who loved and cared for her. She was truly a pillar of our community.