On June 22, 2022 we lost our dearest friend, mother, wife, daughter and sister who passed away peacefully at the age of 44 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute with her husband by her side. She was born on July 19, 1977 in Tovar Mérida, Venezuela where she also grew up. She was a very devoted and loving mother to her surviving sons Joshua Alexander Thornton and Jayden Connor Thornton and she was the cherished wife to her surviving husband Joshua Heber Thornton for nearly 19 years. She was the beloved daughter of José Manuel Salazar Verdi (Samuel) and Silvia Carmelita Garcia de Salazar (Tita) and was the beloved sister to José Manuel Salazar Garcia (Tito) all of whom are her survivors. Her brothers Roque Samael Salazar Garcia and Samael Salazar Garcia preceded her in death.
Soledad absolutely loved spending and having a great time with her family and friends. She would often speak to her family living abroad which made her very happy because she felt so close to them even though they were very far away, it really was the highlight of her day. She also enjoyed going to the Lagoon theme park with her husband and kids, which they did every year and her favorite rides were the bumper cars (Boomerang), the Roller Coaster and the Bombora. Her favorite theme park was Disneyland, but she had only been there once. She loved to hike up in the Wasatch mountains and travel to places that she had never been. Silvia worked for Chartwells at the University of Utah for over 10 years and she loved working hard knowing she would be helping out her parents living in Venezuela.
Anyone that had the pleasure of crossing paths with her knew just how sweet and caring and kind hearted she was and they could see it in her face with her amazing and beautiful smile. She often dreamed about starting a restaurant and let me tell you her cooking was so delicious, she made the best Arepas (which is a staple in her country). And when Christmas time came around she would cook Hallacas which was a family tradition and favorite.
What we really admired about her was her faith and trust in God as well as her strength during challenging times. And even though her disease was so aggressive in nature,she remained positive and fought so hard to beat it so that she could be here for her husband and kids who adored her. She taught us all how to truly love and she showed such a passion for life and to her family. She will remain forever in our hearts.
Those who would like to attend her funeral service, the viewing will be held at the LDS chapel located at 1509 W 1500 S, Woods Cross, UT 84087 on July 5th starting at 9:30AM to 10:30AM and then the funeral will be from 11:00AM to 12:00PM. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to help contribute or provide any assistance to the family please visit the link https://gofund.me/676ec5f1 and all donations will go directly to them. Thank you.