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Official Obituary of

Carlos Felipe Salazar, III

July 10, 1940 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Carlos Felipe Salazar, III Obituary

Carlos F. Salazar III was a devoted husband, father, brother, and grandfather, who passed away on March 11, 2024, after a short illness at the age of 83. 

He was preceded in death by his father Carlos F. Salazar, Jr., mother Irene, and brother Jim.

He is survived by his wife Julie; son, Carlos IV and wife Carmen; grandchildren: Carlos V, Carly, Carla; and sisters: Zoe and ReNee.

Carlos met his wife Julie of 56 years in 1960 and the two enjoyed camping, traveling, and spending summer nights together listening to music. They traveled to many places together and shared unforgettable sights and memories.

He was born and spent his early years in Española, New Mexico, then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he lived the rest of his life. Carlos graduated from Albuquerque High School and the University of New Mexico with his Bachelor’s in civil engineering in 1973. After over 30 years of federal service, he retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1996. 

Carlos spent his mornings reading the newspaper while enjoying his wife’s cooking and taking walks. He especially enjoyed New Mexico chile and Sadie’s salsa, often bringing it on his travels to enjoy daily. Dedicated to his community, he was a part of the Albuquerque High School Alumni Association, UNM Alumni Association, and was recognized as an outstanding citizen by Bernalillo County in 2020. As a lifetime fan of Lobo basketball and football, he held season tickets to attend both with the people he loved. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time woodworking, playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his dog Alexander. 

He will be greatly missed.

Services will be held on March 18, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Burial will follow immediately after service. 

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Services

Service
Monday
March 18, 2024

10:00 AM
Mount Calvary Cemetery
1900 Edith Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Burial
Monday
March 18, 2024

Mount Calvary Cemetery
1900 Edith Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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