December 11, 1929 – June 22, 2019
Benilde “Bennie” Salazar passed away peacefully on June 22, 2019 at her home in Humble, Texas. She was 89 years old.
Bennie was born in Brownsville, Texas and graduated from Brownsville High School in 1948. She met Abel in Monterrey, Mexico in 1957 and they were married in Brownsville on August 2, 1959. Pan Am transferred Abel to Miami and they settled in Hialeah, Florida where they raised their children. Bennie worked for many years at Immaculate Conception Catholic School. Another transfer moved the family to Humble, Texas in 1977, where they lived happily for 42 years.
Bennie’s life was filled with love and happiness. She treasured every moment spent with her family and friends. She loved traveling, family events, cooking, camping, and spending time at the lake. All of these moments are captured in the thousands of pictures she has taken over the years. Bennie will be remembered for her caring heart and warm embraces for everyone. She was a member of St James Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
Bennie is preceded in rest by her parents, Jose Maria and Margarita Cisneros; her aunt, Gregoria “Pura” Hinojosa; her brothers, Edmundo, Oscar, and Jose Cisneros; her sisters Margarita “Maggie” Montalvo, and Emma Fangmann.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Cesareo “Abel” Salazar; her children, Robert (Cristina) Salazar, David (Diane) Salazar and Sylvia (David) New; her grandchildren, Daniel Salazar and Steven, Ryan, Alisha and Siera Salazar and David Jr. and Alex New; her sister Hortencia “Tencha” Tijerina; and her many nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. and continue through 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Recitation of the holy rosary begins at 6 p.m. Thursday evening at Calvary Hill Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 27, 2019 followed by internment at Calvary Hill Cemetery. Calvary Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery is located at 21723 Aldine-Westfield Road, Humble, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to an Alzheimer's charity of one's choice in memory of Benilde "Bennie" Salazar.
- Visitation Thursday, June 27, 2019
- Rosary Service Thursday, June 27, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, June 28, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, June 28, 2019
June 26, 2019
We love Bennie and remember her vital spirit and love for her family. She was an example of the strongest faith and her life was lived every day sharing that faith with those around her. We'll never forget how she enriched our lives with her vibrant personality and loving ways.
Brother-in-Law Alfredo Salazar and wife Janet Salazar, Mechanicsville, VA
June 24, 2019
Condolence to all os you seek comfort in family. and close friends, Let God's continue to heal your pain.