Maria was born in Pearsall, Texas in 1942 to her loving, hardworking parents, Cecilia and Marciano Salazar Sr. At a young age her family migrated from Texas to California and settled in the small town of Soledad, California where Maria along with her brothers and sisters grew up in there life long family home. She worked hard in her early teen years to help support her family before she eventually became a mother herself to her 3 loving and hardworking children. She was full of life and always such a character to be around as there was never a dull moment when she was in a room as she had a personality like no other. Her life was full of love as she was able to be a devoted loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, a aunt and friend.
Maria will be greeted at heavens gates by her parents Cecilia and Marciano Sr., Her husband Jose Jimenez, sister Porfiria and brother Julio.
She leaves behind a family that loves and misses her dearly. Her 3 children, sons Rudolfo(Manuela) Jimenez, Robert(Yadira) Jimenez Sr., and only daughter Porfiria S. Franco. As well as her grandchildren Paul-Anthony Santillan Sr., Sheila Enright, Elizabeth Jimenez, Daniel Espinoza Jr., Daniel Jimenez, Jennifer Rochin, Virginia Espinoza, Joseph Espinoza and Robert Jimenez Jr. Her Great-grandchildren Adam and Isaac Enright, and Paul-Anthony Santillan Jr.("Gordos").
She will also be missed by her siblings, Aurora, Marciano Jr. and Rudy, also numerous nieces and nephews.
" How lucky was I to have someone so great that makes it so hard to say goodbye." -Winnie the Pooh
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