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Dick Salazar, former Red Cliff resident, dead at 62

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Dick Salazar, formally of Red Cliff, passed away Saturday in Denver. He was 62. During his passing, Salazar was surrounded by his children and family.

Salazar loved fishing, the outdoors, sports, coaching, children and politics, his friends and family said. Most of all, Salazar loved spending time with his family and friends, they said.

Salazar was born Jan.13, 1941 to Alfonso and Elizabeth Salazar in Alamosa, Colo. At the age of eight, Salazar moved with his family to Minturn. Salazar was a member of the last graduating class of Minturn High School in 1959.

Salazar married Lorraine Medina and together they had four children.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; children: Debbie (Greg Clauss), Peggy (Dennis Moya), Susie (George Stumpf), Michael and Rick (Brenda Salazar); his father, Alfonso; his brothers and sisters: Al, Art, Fred, Lucille, Max, Rose, Shirley, Priscilla, Flora and Marie; grandchildren: Kristian, Kymberly, Alyxandria, Ricky, Nikolas and Brittany; and great grand-daughter Brandi.

Salazar was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth; sister, Lizzy Mae; and granddaughter, Bridgette.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn, Colo.

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