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Salazar Funeral Homes & Crematory
We are honored to serve you!
Louis V. Salazar
Owner and Funeral Director
Louis is a fourth-generation funeral director and a life-long New Mexican who can eat red chile cheese enchiladas every day!
He and Gloria have been married 37 years. When Louis isn't with Gloria, he is training for triathlons with the desire to compete in the Iron Man Triathlon in Hawaii before he turns 70.
Although he looks most like his mother, families comment on how much he is like his father, the late Lester E. Salazar. He inherited his father's humor but most of all, he inherited his ability to be an exceptional funeral director.
Gloria Montoya Salazar
Owner and Funeral Director
Gloria became a funeral director in 2011 but she began her working career as a mechanical engineer. She enjoys the challenge of managing two funeral homes and a crematory and loves meeting with families.
When she's not at the funeral homes, you can be sure she is home planning another adventure since Louis and Gloria love traveling in their spare time.
Mayra Gonzalez Culp
Mayra is a Funeral Director who came to us from the state of Mississippi in 2021. She is originally from Stockton, California. She is married and has one daughter.
When she's not working, Mayra loves to see her daughter dance. She also enjoys our New Mexican cuisine and our wonderful weather.
We are grateful to have her assisting families during these difficult times.
Catherine Urtiaga Geisseler
Catherine has been with Salazar Funeral Homes & Crematory for over 5 years.
She is married and has three children.
Catherine holds a Funeral Service Intern license for embalming and has begun her journey to become a Licensed Funeral Director.
Catherine takes great pride in caring for each and every loved one as if they were her own.
Lucien is a life-long New Mexican. He loves meeting families that want to plan their funerals in advance.
Funeral Service Intern
Patrick has held a Funeral Service Intern license for embalming for almost 4 years.
He is a vital part of our Funeral Ambassadors.
Patrick is honored to serve our families.
Jack Jaramillo, Jr.
Jack has wanted to be a Funeral Ambassador since the age of 7.
Salazar Funeral Homes & Crematory is honored to have such a caring and compassionate individual assisting our families.
Helen and Louis graduated from Albuquerque High School just a few years (?) ago. She loves assisting families during this tough time of mourning.
If ever you've had the honor of being greeted by Jaron, you'll immediately be impressed with this warm soul of a man who loves his bow ties.
Funeral Service Ambassador
Michael is married and has three children.
Michael has a job outside of the funeral home so we are privileged to have him when he is assisting families with funerals.
If you've ever noticed the abundance of LIVE plants at both our facilities, we all can thank Stephanie.