Jose Placido Salazar, 86, went to be with our Lord and Saver on April 14, 2023. He was at Mt Ogden Health and Rehabilitation Center, Washington Terrace, following battle of dementia and a recent stroke.
Jose was also known by many as Pat, he was born in Park View, New Mexico April 22, 1936 to his parents Jose Emilio Salazar and Margarita Archuleta Salazar. When he was five his family relocated to Ogden Utah.
Pat met and married, Bernie Montano, on April 25, 1959. Together they had two children Lauriann and Todd. As a family they spent many weekends camping and fishing with family and friends. He also enjoyed golfing and bowling. He started the Chicano Mix Bowling League that he was secretary for many years. He also organized many golf tournaments for the Chicano League in Wendover. In his later years, he learned to ride a motorcycle and enjoyed many rides with his friend Chuck but had to stop riding after a motorcycle accident but he always remembered and loved the freedom that he felt when riding. He was an avid Oakland/Las Vegas Raider Fan. He had a great love of Jesus Christ and was a member of the Catholic Church where he was Knighted in the Knights of Columbus.
Pat worked at several different jobs one of the most unusual was when he tried out as a jokey but decided that wasn’t for him but mom said it was fun to watch. His last job he worked and retired was for Toole Army Depot. He worked at a satellite facility located at Hill Air Force Base where he was a diesel mechanic. While still working, he attended a college class at night which he boasted that he was able to keep up with the much younger students. He had a passion for auto repair work and after his retirement he owned and operated Lori&Todd Auto Repair Shop with the help of his wife for 18 years.
He was a great dancer and loved to sing. He was always was right, so he thought, to all who knew him. Some of his greatest memories were when he was an assisted coached for his grandsons junior football league, his love of God, the way he felt when he drove his motorcycle, trips to Wendover with his daughter and time he spent with his wife, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bernie Salazar; his daughter Lauri O’Dell (Thomas); his grandsons, Tosh O’Dell, Ryan O’Dell, Jordon O’Dell (Keiley) and Patrick Salazar, four great gran -children; Luxalia ODell, Leia Salazar, Izzabell ODell and Luka ODell. His sister Juanita (Jose)Chavez. He is preceded in death by his son Todd P Salazar, a grandson Todd Salazar Jr his parents Jose Emillio Salazar and Margarita Salazar, his brothers Emilio, Fred, Ernest, and Louie Salazar, sisters Ramona Trujillo, Andrea Martinez, and Josie Gallegos
Many thanks to the staff of Atlas Hospice and the staff at Mt Ogden Health and Rehabilitation Center who took great care of him in the last days of his life. Thank you, Becky and Judy, for the extra care and support you gave our family, it was much appreciated.
Visiting hours are Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Aaron Mortuary, 496 24th St in Ogden, and the funeral will be held at the St Joseph Church, 514 24th St, Ogden, Utah, on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. There will be a reception following.