7 March, 1925 – 4 April, 2021
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.
Josphine (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.
- Marc Gonzales, Casket Bearer
- Rick Marez, Casket Bearer
- Henry Moreno, Casket Bearer
- Albert Salazar, Casket Bearer
- Rich Quevado, Casket Bearer
- Jaime Castaneda, Casket Bearer
- Steven Michael Salazar, Honorary Pallbearer
- Daniel Salazar, Honorary Pallbearer
Thursday, 8 April , 2021
Private Family Funeral Mass, Private Family Rosary
Martha (Ogg) Polacik
1 May 2021
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. My sympathy to you and your families Sotero. Martha (Ogg) Polacik, class of 1966 SHS.
9 April 2021
I will deeply miss Pepa . God bless her and her family through this time of sorrow.
9 April 2021
In memory of our Tia Josie, we will miss your smile and all your loving care. You came and took care of our mom when she was ill and saw her through her passage. We always loved seeing you the few chances we got. I am sure all of you are still looking over us and wondering if you didn't teach us better. We send you on your journey with much love and adoration. When you see my mom, tell her there is still hope for us.
8 April 2021
My sincere condolences to all my cousins. Tia Pepa was my favorite aunt. I admired her loving generosity and tenacity in coping with life's problems. She especially found joy in all her grand and great grand children. We were so lucky to have her in our family. Rest in peace, my dearest Tia Pepa.
7 April 2021
Tia Josie .. your youngest sibling Angeline Mendoza, who is still living ... Will continue to love you and pray for you until you meet again. She has always told us of the love you showed all your siblings and their families.
You will never be forgotten by us ... You will always be a part of our hearts. Love you Tia.
7 April 2021
My deepest condolences to all family and friends. My tia Josie you are in the hands of our Lord now. He sure sent an angel when he created you. Seems like you put your life on hold to take care of your brothers and sisters your mom and dad. Then your family, then your friends and then the community. Yes it was time for this angel to spread her wings and go home. Till we meet again, love you and GOD BLESS YOU.