Maria M. Salazar, 61, of Sunnyside passed away Sunday, March 22, 2009, at her home.

She was born July 30, 1947 in Edinburg, Texas to Pablo and Esmerijilda Guzman.

She married Ricardo Salazar of San Juan, Texas in August of 1966. Together they had five children.

In 1981 she married Eliud Cisneros. Together they had one child.

She settled in the Lower Valley of Eastern Washington.

She is survived by her five children, Richard (Blanca), Ralph (Carol), Rachel (Marcos) and Rosemary and Eliud Cisneros Jr. (Jessica); 14 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

She is preceded in death by one daughter, Rebecca Salazar; and her parents, Pablo and Esmerijilda Guzman.

Visitation for Maria M. Salazar will be held today, Wednesday, March 25, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by the recitation of the Holy Rosary at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 26, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Condolences may be sent to the Salazar Family at

Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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