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Salvador C (Sr) Garay

December 20, 1928 ~ August 28, 2018 (age 89)
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Salvador C. Garay Sr., 89, longtime Deming resident passed away Tuesday August 28, 2018 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces.

Visitation will be Friday August 31, 2018 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapel with a rosary to follow at 6 o’clock.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Saturday September 1, 2018 at 10 o’clock in the morning at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church.  Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Father Manuel F. Ibarra will officiate.

Salvador was born December 20, 1928 in Jalisco, Mexico to Maria de Jesus Cedario and Florentino Garay.  He worked in agriculture all his life in the southwest area and lived in Deming for 52 years having lived in Las Cruces the last 7 years.  Salvador enjoyed playing cards, horse races, gardening and loved to dance. He was a communicant of the Catholic Church.

Salvador is survived by sons, Albert Garay of Amarillo, TX, Salvador Garay Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Las Cruces, Jose Garay of Las Cruces, Rigoberto Garay of Las Cruces; daughters, Amparo Magallanes of Las Cruces, Andrea Rodriguez and husband Ricardo of Deming, Lourdes Camarena and husband Javier of Deming, Delia Zuniga and husband Pete of Peoria, AZ; brother, Simon Garay of CA; sisters, Francisca Acosta of Mexico, Rita Banuelos of CA; 25 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.   Preceded in death by his parents, Florentino and Maria de Jesus Garay and wife, Maria Andrea Garay. 

Serving as pallbearers are Salvador Garay Jr., Leonardo Zuniga, Pete Zuniga, Josh Zuniga, Javier Camarena Jr., Oscar Barragan and Jose Villareal. 

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