Aaliyah Salazar 14, of Monte Vista passed on August 7, 2022. Aaliyah was born on May16, 2008 to Amanda (Elijah) Sanchez and William Trujillo in Alamosa, CO. Aaliyah had just become a teenager and so excited to start her freshman year in high school. She loved everyone and enjoyed making new friends, she knew no stranger. She had the biggest heart and wanted to share it with everyone. Aaliyah lived with her “DADA” and together the duo made many memories along the way. They loved the outdoors and every change they got they went up to the mountains, even if it was just a drive or camp by the fire. She had an outstanding passion for all animals, she was the proud mommy of 3 dogs, a cat, a turtle, and some hamsters. Her new passion had become TikTok, we knew she was going to be famous one day, she would get ready all day long, putting on her makeup, eyelashes, and tons of outfits, to make a 30 second TikTok. Parents, Amanda Sanchez, and William Trujillo survive her. her stepfather Elijah Sanchez, Sr. Her Grandfather also known as “Dada” Gary Salazar (Ida White), her grandmother Sylvia Gurule, Sherry and Eli Martinez, her Siblings, Ahlexis Salazar, Elijah Sanchez, jr., Xavier Sanchez and Logan Montoya. Her Uncle Christopher also known as “Dude” (Nicole) Salazar, Chris Salazar, Pat Gurule and Dennis Gurule. Her Auntie’s Janice Padilla, Lucy Arias, Theresa Gurule, Alma Gurule and Lisa Ramirez. She is also survived by her great aunts and uncles, cousins and many many friends. She is preceded by her paternal great grandparents Mel Salazar and Eva Garcia. Her Maternal Great grandparents John and Elisaida Gurule. Uncles Eli Salazar, Johnny, and Phillip Gurule. Auntie’s Carol Garcia, Janet, and Martha Gurule. A Viewing will be held on Friday August 12, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Strohmayer’s Funeral Home in Monte Vista, Co. Rosary will be held on Friday August 12, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Del Norte, Co. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday August 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Del Norte, Co. Interment to follow at Monte Vista Cemetery. Services in care of Strohmayer’s Funeral Home of Monte Vista, CO.
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