December 17, 1947 – March 10, 2018
Olga Salazar, 70, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, lost her battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and passed away at home March 10, 2018. She was born in Reedley, CA to Raul and Stella Lopez.
Olga was a graduate of Reedley High School and earned a BA from California State University Fresno. Olga and Victor's love story began when they reconnected in college in Reedley. They were married in November of 1968, and would have celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. They were blessed with two sons, Victor R. and Antonio.
Olga was on the staff of Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy and also served as Board Assistant to Fresno County Supervisor Judy Andreen. She was Assistant to Fresno City Council member Tom Bohigian and later was Manager of Community Sanitation for the City of Fresno until her retirement.
Olga was a woman of compassion, heart and grace who cared deeply for the less fortunate. She volunteered at Poverello House and with the Amici Guild for more than 15 years and was commended by the organization for her dedication.
Olga was preceded in death by her father, Raul; and sister, Alice Gonzalez.
In addition to her husband, Olga leaves beloved sons, Victor and daughter-in-law Danelle, and Tony and daughter-in-law Eleanor; her grandchildren, Jovonna, Julietta, Eliana, Mataya and Tony, were the lights of her life. She delighted in taking them on new adventures and each summer ventured with the girls to San Francisco aboard Amtrak to "make lifelong memories." She is also survived by her mother Stella; sisters Rosie Carrillo and Caroline Haro; many heartbroken nieces, nephews and extended family.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church on Thursday, March 22, 3028 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Belmont Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances be made in Olga's name to the Poverello House, PO Box 12225, Fresno, CA 93777-2225.
- Recitaion of the Holy Rosary Wednesday, March 21, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, March 22, 2018
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March 20, 2018
My wife Janet and I would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to Victor and family. My wife knew Olga while working with the City of Fresno and I had the pleasure of working with Victor during my remaining few years with the County of Fresno.