George Salazar

12/11/2012

MANTER — George Salazar, 53, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at his home in Manter.

MANTER — George Salazar, 53, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at his home in Manter.

He was born March 13, 1959, in Hereford, Texas, to Eduvijez and Vickie Sanchez Griego. He graduated from Johnson High School in 1978.

A machinist by trade, Mr. Salazar had served as a corporal in the U.S. Army Infantry, serving in Germany.

On June 24, 2005, he married Karleen Prickett in Newton. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Coltan Jessie Salazar of Zachary, La.; a daughter, Calli Rae Salazar Schneider of Abilene; a stepson, Aaron Anderson of McPherson; three stepdaughters, Amber Rodriguez of Ardmore, Okla., Rachel Anderson of McPherson, and Lyndsey Anderson of Overland Park; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother; a brother, Jessie Griego; and his grandparents, Earnesto and Beatriz Sanchez.

Funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Manter. Private burial will take place at a later date.

Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson City. Memorials to the George Salazar Memorial Fund may be sent in care of the funeral home, Box 715, Johnson City, KS 67855.

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