Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery

10940 East Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ


Angela Salgado

August 8, 1932February 12, 2020
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Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother Angela Salgado passed away peacefully on February 12, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 87 years old. Angela was born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico on August 8, 1932 to Trinidad and Maria Salgado. She was the middle of four children- Ramona, Rafael, Angela and Guadalupe. Angela grew up a devout Catholic with high morals and standards, eventually passing these values on to her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Raised in a hard-working family Angela came from humble beginnings and overcame many struggles throughout her life. A strong, independent and determined woman, Angela made many sacrifices to provide a better life for herself and her best friend and only child Claudia.

At the age of 31 Angela made the brave decision to make the move to United States. Knowing very little English she and Claudia started their new life together in Chicago, Illinois. Determined to succeed, she took night classes to learn English and worked multiple jobs seven days a week to pay for her daughter to attend Catholic school. Amazingly, she did all this as a single mother all while learning to adapt to her new life in a new country. Eventually Angela would go on to become a U.S. citizen, opting to take her test in English.

Angela devoted her life to her family and was a second mother to her three grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica and William. She had so many talents that she was blessed to share with her family and friends. Her grandchildren remember her fondly as an incredible cook, lovingly nicknaming her Abuela Asada. She loved to dance and sew and had an eye for fashion and design. Angela was known to be a great storyteller with her expressive personality and wonderful sense of humor. Her lively stories touched your heart and made you laugh, and each one always had a lesson to teach. It was through her gift of storytelling that she was able to impart her wisdom onto her loved ones. She loved company and loved to share her many memories with others. In fact she had so many, she often ended her stories with the Spanish word “entonces,” meaning “and then” or “so,” which would often lead to the beginning of another story.

Angela loved life and serving her family and the Lord. Her earlier struggles and unwavering faith throughout these struggles were rewarded with a life blessed with the love of her family.

Angela is survived by her daughter, Claudia Hendee, her grandchildren Jennifer (Jeffrey) Worsham, Jessica (Cory) Bones, and William (Camilla) Hendee. She had 10 great grandchildren, Anthony, Isabella, Heath, Adam, Reese, Brooklyn, Carleigh, Ande, Harleigh and Alexander. She is also survived by her niece Rita Anaya and her great niece and great nephews Sandra, Juan, Francisco and Ernesto.

She was preceded in death by her parents Trinidad and Maria, her siblings Ramona, Rafael and Guadalupe, and her son-in-law Bill Hendee.

Todos te queremos darte las gracias y decirte que te amamos. Hasta que nos volvamos a ver. Dios te bendiga Abuelita. Entonces...


  • Viewing Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • Committal Service Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Angela Salgado

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Anita Castro-Marlowe

February 20, 2020

I met this darling woman 12-16 years ago. As I would be doing yard work in the front yard she would come over and talk to me. Our conversations were sometimes about the wonderful weather, the beautiful day, or how good my children were...she had a way about her that I would stop what I was doing and look again at the plants or sky or my babies AND for the first time that day I took a deep breath and was amazed at what I saw....it was the most beautiful sky, the plants were such dark vibrant colors, my childrens laughter filled the air.

It is most certainly a less sweeter place on earth without Angela

Claudia Hendee

February 20, 2020


Her morals were her high standards in life. She would always tell me that respecting
one's self is loving our LORD Jesus Christ.
As I grew into a young lady my
mom was very proud how I had Turned out to be. For I
followed her advice to be a proper young lady. For our Lord Jesus Christ only wants
what is best for us.
My mom was my best friend,
My mentor, and most of all my mom was a great gift from GOD!
She loved my husband Bill very
much for giving her beautiful
grandbabies Jenny,Jessie, and
Billy. They were everything to her!
As my husband became very ill
with LEUKEMIA,so did my mom with PNEUMONIA.
But I was happy , and honored
to be taking care of the two
people that I loved so very
I was always running around
making sure theirs daily needs
were met especially going to
their doctor's appointment.
At night I would cry silently
in my bed , because it would
hurt me so much to see both of them deteriorating day by day.
Both of their bodies becoming
fragile and thin and nothing I could do to stop it!

My Bill went first. But my mom kept holding on as long as she could because she said
she did not want to leave me alone.
Both are at peace! No more pain!
I find the house empty, and sad
just their memories in every corner of the house!
My broken heart aches,and struggles to survive with the inmmense pain knowing I can not touch them, and kiss them
as I always did.
I will try my hardest to stay strong because I promised my
mom, and Bill I would do so.
But GOD only knows how difficult it is getting up every single day, and going to bed lonely, and sad.
I have always called her MAMI!
I know it sounds silly coming from a grown woman like me.
But I will always be her little girl!

Claudia Hendee

February 19, 2020


Today is the most difficult time of my life for the second time around.
But also a celebration of eternal life for my mom that I love so much, and misses her dearley!
My mom had so many qualities. She loved to go to the Goodwill , and buy jewelry so she could dismantle, and make her own.
She made it actually for the grand-daughters as gifts for the holidays, and they turned out beautifly! She was very creative. I called her my TRABIECITA which means mischievous. Because she loved cutting clothes to redesigned. I called her my scissor head! She was so cute, especially when I would catch her unexpectedly in the act.
She was so much fun to be around her family,grandchildren, and friends. Made us laugh with her story telling , and sweet silliness! I have always enjoyed spending time with my mom. But after Bill's passing we spended more time together especially after she became ill. For now she was my priority! We had a schedule, every night we would watched her favorite comedy spanish tv show
We would act to it! We are both silly! Like mother ,like daughter! It was a part every night!
My mom loved her furry babies visits every night TONY, FAITH,HOPE,and LOVE! The dogs knew who was grandma!
The would get so excited. to go to her casita! For they knew she would have their treats ready! This went in every night! My mom's daily blessings morning, and night will be the hardest for me!
For I felt shield from all harm!
I love, and treasured her beautiful hands! For they were the first hands to embraced me, and made me feel safe, and loved!
As a young girl I felt so happy , and special for the love that we had for each other for it was unique!
She worked very hard to provide me with a good home, and most of all a good education.
Her morals were high standards in life. She waoyl always tell me that respecting one's self is living our. LORD JESUS CHRIST!

Natalia Haro

February 19, 2020

Dear Claudia,
There is a great emptiness left by Angela’s passing, but we are certain that the strength of the love that you and your family share each other and for Angela will get you through this difficult time. We are sure she was an amazing human being, filled with lots of love and happiness. May that love honor their memory and may you cherish the time you had together. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family, our deepest and more sincere condolences.
Norma Haro and Natalia Haro

Claudia Hendee

February 19, 2020

(My little mom)

My friend, My mentor,my mom!
My heart is breaking cause your no longer here with me to touch!
You loved me; you guide me, and gave me great advice.
I will miss your daily blessings, and your tender kisses for I felt loved so very much!
There's no other MOTHER that I would want. For you were so very special a gift from GOD!
The sadness has hit me, and nock me on my knees!
I'm crying so much now, but I once was very strong!
Losing you has changed me, and I missed you so much!
I know you want me to be happy, and go on with my life.
I'll try to do that for you!
And every time I think of you I'll try my hardest not to cry!
I promise to continue to be the proper respectable young lady that you taught me to be.
Just remember MAMI I'm still your little girl that loves you, and missed you so very much!

Sandra Durand

February 18, 2020

Tía Gela, you were the first one to know that Sylvain would be such a good husband. You had a positive impact in my life. I will miss you, but I’m glad to have known you for 40 years. Sylvain enjoyed your company and the boys loved you like a grandma. Rest In Peace. Te vamos a extrañar. Love Sandra, Sylvain, Michael and Benjamin Durand.

Beverly Kirsch

February 16, 2020

I want to express my deepest condolences to Claudia and the family. Angela will be missed. Even on hospice she had a smile on her face and joke. She loved telling stories and enjoyed having people around her. She was never mad or upset even during her sickest time she always smiled and was very cooperative. We will miss you Mama Angela. Rest in peace.

Ernesto Anaya

February 16, 2020

I have alot of memories of my Tia, Both are when I was 4 or 5 years old, first one, I was with my grandma (Ramona Caceres) was taking care of me cuz my Father was working and my mother was at school, and my Abuela had an emergency so she had her sister (Angela Salgado) watch me for the time omg, she treated me like a king she feed me alot food and let me watch TV on her real Koo tv it was first time I watch cable cartoons that was awesome and second story we were all as a family at Ceasar Land which is a Chuck E. Cheese version of Little Ceasers and I was riding on a motor cycle for awhile I was using my imagination pretended it was "ON" and here comes my Tia and puts a bunch of quarters in the machine so I can actually play with it that was so Koo and sweet of her, that thank you tia, God bless I know you in a better place with love ones until we all meet again in God kingdom

Linda Marie Baker

February 16, 2020

Sending love, strength and peace, to the entire family, as you say goodbye to your loved one and begin a new chapter of your life. In time, may your memories bring smiles, not tears. My deepest condolences, I share in your sadness.🙏❤️🌻🙏

Rita Anaya (Salgado)

February 16, 2020

My Tia Gela was the kindest person and a fun aunt. She loved kids. She was blessed with so many children in her life. She was always there for support whenever you needed her. She was a determined woman who always got the job done. Since little she was a hard worker. She was a woman of faith and loved her daughter and grand babies with unconditional love. She had so much love to give she shared it with all her faimily. I owe her so much as a child and as a teenager and even after I got married. I will always love you TIA !! Rita