Our beautiful Vera went to be with our Lord on January 14, 2014 at the age of 79 after a long battle with Dementia and Alzheimer's and a short struggle with cancer. She was born to Manuel Alarcon and Antonia Armas on January 26, 1934 in El Paso, Texas. A Fremont resident since 1964, she previously resided in El Paso, TX and San Francisco, CA.Vera was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 3 sisters and is survived by her beloved husband, Crispin 'Pin' Salazar of 59 years. Loving children, Cris Salazar and Gloria 'G.G.' Hunt, both of Fremont, CA. Cherished sisters, Lupe Rivera of Modesto, CA and Gloria Porras of Shaker Heights, OH. Devoted Grandmother to Gerardette Williams, Elijah Hunt and grandson-in-law Wesley Williams. A treasured Great Grandmother to Gianna Williams. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Vera was an excellent cook, baker, translator, artist and athlete. She was a bilingual teacher's aid for Fremont Unified School District for 30 years and was a member of First Assembly of God (Harbor Light) Church. Vera was always the life of the party. She loved her family and devoted her life to doing as much as she could for those she loved and helping anyone who needed it. Vera loved the Lord with all her heart and lived her life honoring and serving Him.Visitation will be held at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels 40842 Fremont Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538 on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 3:00 - 8:00 PM. Funeral service will be held at Harbor Light Church 4760 Thornton Ave., Fremont, CA 94536 on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. The family asks that visitors wear purple to honor Vera's request

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  1. Mi Querida Nana,

    Cómo te extraño tanto! No puedo creer que ya no estás con nosotros. Usted luchó una batalla larga y dura desde tanto tiempo. Eres la mujer más fuerte que conozco. Nunca se dio por vencido, incluso hasta su último aliento. Sé que Jesús te ha dado todos estos años con nosotros para hacer un recuerdo especial y sobre todo en estas últimas semanas. Siempre se ha hecho todo en mi vida tan especial. Usted fue mi segunda madre. Gracias por enseñarme todo lo que hicieron, por animarme en todo lo que siempre quise hacer y por ayudarme en todo y por todos los medios que pudo. Usted fue la matriarca de esta familia y una bella ejemplo de Jesús para todos nosotros. Va a ser muy difícil seguir adelante sin ti. Sé que está en nuestros corazones y esperamos el día en que nos veremos de nuevo en el cielo.

    Te amaré por siempre,

    Pamparruna, patuna, corazoncito de oro, Gerardette

    {My Dearest Nana,

    How I miss you so much! I can’t believe you are no longer with us. You fought a long, hard battle for such a long time. You are the strongest woman I have ever known. You never gave up, even up until your last breath. I know that Jesus gave you all those years with us to make special memories, especially during the last few weeks. You were my second mother. Thank you for teaching me everything you did, for encouraging me in everything I wanted to do and for helping me in any and every way that you could. You were the matriarch of this family and a beautiful example of Jesus’ love for us all. It is going to be very difficult to move forward without you. We know that you are in our hearts and we wait for the day that we will see you again in Heaven.

    I’ll love you forever.}

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  2. Family of the late Vera Salazar,

    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

    Love,

    Angie Torres & George Ngo

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  3. Any teacher former or present from JFK High School is part of the Titan community. I send my condolences as member of 2013 alumni class.

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  4. Dear Salazar Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Death is something that pains us all, we never want to see our love ones go. I will like to send my condolence to the family and friends, as well as, to share a comforting scripture. It’s Rev 21:4- ” And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” May this scripture bring comfort to you all, for this is a loving promise from our heavenly Father, a promise that soon all suffering will end, especially death.

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  5. I know the family, and remember Elvira and her husband always supporting their grandson at the Washington High School football games. She was one of kindest and nicest people you every want to meet. I believe that she is with God Haven now.

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  6. Our deepest sympathy for the family. Jon and I had the privledge of meeting your mom. I admired her zest for life, her wit, just a beautiful person. Thank you, Chris for introducing us to your Mom, ( Mrs. Salazar–Rest in Peace, you will be missed.
    Jon & Lettie Nichols

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  7. Always that smile that light up a room and laughter that warmed the heart. She knew when someone needed advice, a hug or a shoulder to lean on. Know that she was welcomed into Heaven with open arms, smiling all the way. She did not die but is living in your hearts forever.

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  8. Uncle Pin, Chris, GG and family. We send you our sincerest condolences. Aunt Vera was so special to us. The most beautiful quality that she had was her smile, she lit up a room when she entered. I remember her joking around with my dad and they both had that glorious contagious laugh. You all are in our thoughts and prayers and we send you our love. Aunt Vera is in heaven united with her parents, brothers and sisters. I think heaven is a much happier place now that Aunt Vera has arrived. God Bless. Love Carmen, Yvonne, Hilda and Marissa Alarcon.

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  9. Thank you so much Hilda for such a beautiful memory of my mother. Selfishly I had wished with all my heart that she would stay with us forever, but I know that when God wanted to take her with Him there was no more that I could’ve done to change God’s plans. She is better off now because Heaven is her reward for living such a Christ life here on earth. My only consolation now is that I know I will see her again soon one day & that is what gives me peace of mind & heart to be able to go on without her. Her spirit lives on in our family as your father’s does also. They were the best parents God could’ve ever Blessed us with & we are better people because of them. Blessings to you, Auntie Carmen, Evonne & Marissa…….we love you all.
    G.G.

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  10. My deepest condolences to Mrs Elvira Salazar family…. 😢😢 so sorry for your lost. She was one of my Cabrillo Elementary school teacher\’s when I first came to the US from Mexico in the 70\’s. I have always remembered her because she was so charismatic and so sweet. Always smiling and very patient with the non-English speaking children. For some reason I have been thinking about her a lot lately and thought of searching for her name on FB and came across this add… 😢😢 Descanse en Paz mi querida Sra. Salazar 😇R

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