OBITUARY

Juan Antonio Salas Talavera

November 17, 2002June 8, 2018
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Juan Antonio Salas Talavera, Boli, was born November 17, 2002 in Phoenix, Arizona. Juan, a child of God, earned his angel wings peacefully on June 8th, 2018 and was crowned in the heavens as King, just as he always sang “Oh I just can’t wait to be King!”(Lion King).

He is preceded in death by both his maternal grandparents: Maria De los Angeles Avila and Ismael Daniel Salas. He is survived by his mother Amelia Salas, little brother Javier Salas, aunts: Elizabeth Salas, Susana Salas, Blanca Bañuelos, Lorena Alarcon, uncles: Marcos Avila, Joel Salas, Simon Lopez, and Victor Soto, lots of cousins, family members and many many many friends.

Juan Salas was and is an inspiration, an extraordinary big brother and the most amazing son. Beyond being a loving, selfless and caring family member Juan displayed a strong character who imprinted a piece of himself in everyone whom he met. Through Juan’s tribulations in life he remained full of spirit and courageousness. While also providing his family and friends with a new and always positive outlook on life. Just as his favorite bible verse, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me; Philippians 4:13.

A funeral service in memory of Juan Salas will be held on Thursday, June 14 2018 at 02:00 pm., at the Greenwood Memory Lawn in their Serenity Chapel Located at 719 N 27th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85009. Memorial donations in memory of Juan can be made towards St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Juan Antonio Salas Talavera

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Holly Carroll

June 14, 2018

Taking a picture together because there moms made them...but trying to be cool! 😎 Seeing your smiles in the halls of St Jude always gave me comfort. Love these kiddos so much! 🎗

Matthew Stewart

June 14, 2018

I have two memories I want to share. I had the honor of being Juan's 5th grade teacher. During Thanksgiving break that year Juan went to shoot a commercial for St. Jude with Sofia Vergara. I told him I was going to show the whole class the commercial when he got back. He was acting like he was embarrassed so I told him I wouldnt and we watched it in the conference room with our principal. About 2:00 that day he came up to me and said "if you want to show everyone, I guess you can." So we watched as a class. And boys being boys started giving Juan a hard time about how beautiful she was and they kept asking did she give him a kiss. Juan told them to stop so I had to tell the boys to quit. Walking to the bus I heard Juan tell a few of the boys "ya she kissed me on the cheek a lot." I still laugh when I think about how he said it so proudly.

The second one came about mid-year. Juan came into 5th grade saying he wanted to be a doctor. Well we had a writing assignment and the topic was, What we want to be when we grow up, how are we are going to accomplish it, and why do we want to be this. Well Juan wrote about wanting to be a teacher. I saw him writing the first part and ask him about being a doctor. And Juan said he wanted to be a teacher so he could get paid to come in and have fun. He said "You dont even work Mr. Stewart, you are always having fun in here " I told Juan we would discuss this and teaching not a bad 2nd idea but a doctor is a much better job. But Juan was right, having students like Juan, I believe I am one of the few people in this world that never has to work. Thank you Juan!

Thank you Juan and Amelia for giving me the pleasure of getting to know you both. You are both so wonderful!

M Lynn

June 12, 2018

En este momento de dolor, espero que Dios te dé fuerzas. (Revelación 21:4)

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