We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Salazar Mortuary
Manuel Mariano Blea went to be with our Lord on Friday, May 20, 2022.
He was preceded in death by his parents Filiberto and Rose Blea; wife Rebecca S. Blea; children: Mark Anthony Blea, Nadine Rebecca Vallez, Marilyn Ruby Madrid; grandson Matthew Madrid.
Manuel is survived by his sons: Manuel Blea, Jr., Victor Blea, Arthur Blea (Shirley); sister Rita Atencio (Carlos); grandchildren: Yvonne Castillo (Gregory), Johnny Vallez, Dominic Vallez (Letty) Vallez, Manuel Blea III (Sara), Steven Blea, Jessica Blea, Arthur Blea, Jr. (Monique), Kimberly Blea, Paul Madrid (Theresa), Rebecca Madrid, Dominic Blea, Miranda Blea, along with 24 great-grandchildren.
Manuel had a varied career as service member in the United States Airforce as a Staff Sargent, business owner and worked at Walgreens for many years.
Manuel's Life Celebration will begin with a Visitation on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 7:30 am at Salazar Mortuary located at 400 Third St SW, 87102. Rosary will be recited at 8:00 am. Service will begin at 8:30 am. Manuel will be laid to rest at 11:00am at the Santa Fe National Cemetery located at 501 N Guadalupe St Santa Fe 87501.
Pallbearers will be Dominic Blea, Arthur Blea, Jr., Johnny Vallez, Damien Blea, Manuel Blea III and Paul Madrid.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dominic Vallez, Steven Blea, Carlito Blea.