HITCHCOCK - Mr. Jose Felix Salazar, Sr. passed from this life Sunday, May 4, 2008, at his home.
Jose Felix Salazar, Sr.
Hayes Funeral Home
Born May 30, 1923 in Palmilla, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Mr. Salazar had been a resident of Hitchcock for 42 years. He had been employed as a welder with Todd Shipyards for 34 years where he retired in 1984 and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mr. Salazar was a very active person staying continuously busy whether he was gardening, fishing, welding, painting, and/or being a mechanic or a carpenter. He never met a stranger and was very much family oriented. He was strict, responsible, stressed education, loved eating ice cream and was known as a jack-of-all-trades.
His greatest joys came later in life. He enjoyed spending time with his seven grandchildren, whom he loved and adores more than anything in the world.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jose N. Salazar, Francisco Salazar; sisters, Santos Rodriguez, Maria Ines Zuniga and is survived by his loving wife of over 42 years, Prudencia Salazar of Hitchcock; sons, Jose Felix Salazar, Jr. and wife, Alma, Richard Salazar and wife, Linda all of La Marque; daughters, Eva Alonso of Hitchcock, Alice Ybarra and husband, Steve of Texas City, Lucia Ortega and husband, Alexis of La Marque; grandchildren, Gerardo Miguel Alonso, Andres Alonso, Rachel Marie Salazar, Jose Felix Salazar, III, Analicia Irene Salazar, Lucas Alexander Ortega, Joel Tristan Salazar; sisters, Maria Rita Charles of Matamoras, Juana Garcia of Victoria.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Reverend Jerry Lewis, Celebrant.
Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home.
Casketbearers will be Gerardo Miguel Alonso, Andres Alonso, Joey Salazar, Tony Salazar, Joseph A. Wilson and Juan Carlos Gomez.
Friends may call from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501, with a Vigil beginning at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary recited by the Guadalupanas.
Mr. Salazar’s family would like to express a special thanks and appreciation to Ofelia Fuentes, Angela Oyer, Vickie Hurutkay, John Lozica and Corina Cook from Regency Hospice. Also, Rachel Lopez for providing weekly prayers and Eucharist from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Guadalupanas Club from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal, Father Jerry Lewis, Father Tom Ponzini, Father John Kappe, longtime neighbor and family friend, Henry Hawn, along with many more numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly (too many to mention), friends and family for their love, support and prayers.
Those who wish may make memorial donations to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125 and/or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 570127, Houston, TX 77257-0127.
Hayes Funeral Home