She was born March 19, 1944, to the late Guadalupe (Manuela Rodrigeuz) Pena in San Pedro, Mexico. She married Jose Salazar on Dec. 15, 1969. He passed away on March 1, 2010.
Josefina lived her life in both Mercedes, Texas and Ligonier. She worked as a home healthcare provider while living in Texas. After moving to Ligonier she spent a lot of her time caring for her grandchildren. She also worked at Silgan Plastics. Josefina attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mercedes, Texas, and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ligonier.
She is survived by her five children, Mario (Lupita) Salazar, Wilmer, Texas; Andrea (Thomas Bittering) Salazar, Butler; Susie (Cory) Morris, Ligonier; Juanita Salazar, Ligonier, Joe (Katie) Salazar, Ligonier; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers and five sisters
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
There will be a time of visitation with family and friends from noon to 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier. A funeral service and burial in Josefina’s honor will take place in Texas.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Josefina Salazar family.