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Margarita Salazar

December 22, 1970 — November 22, 2012

Margarita C. "Margie" Salazar, 41, of Peoria passed away at 3:44 p.m. on Thursday, November 22, 2012, at her residence.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, with Fr. Paolo Tanzini as celebrant. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with a Vigil Prayer Service at 4:45 p.m. Interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery in West Peoria.
Margie was born on December 22, 1970 in Peoria, a daughter of Maria A. Martinez and Gilbert G. Salazar.
She is survived by her mother, Maria A. (Genaro) Botello of Peoria; father, Gilbert G. Salazar; children, Melessia Salazar, Misael Salazar, Mauricio Vega, Mariela Vega, Jesse Burnett and Sebastian Salazar, all of Peoria; sisters, Maria Zamora of Calhoun, GA and Rosie Salazar of Peoria; brother, Melesio (Paige) Salazar of Plainfield; uncle, Genaro (Leticia) Martinez; aunt, Esperanza (Cain) Cuevas; and several nieces and cousins.
Margie was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Maria Eva Ponce and Genaro Martinez; paternal grandparents, Pete and Nicolasa Salazar; infant cousin; aunt, Cristina Fernandez Martinez; and uncle, Roman Fernandez.
She attended the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, was a bus operator for CityLink and was formerly a bus operator for Peoria District 150. She enjoyed her job and got a great deal of joy greeting her passengers.
Margie was her children’s biggest fan and was very proud of all of their accomplishments, whether big or small. She was a loving daughter, mother, sister, aunt and friend to all.
Memorial contributions may be made in Margie’s memory to the Margarita Salazar Children’s Education Fund at CEFCU.

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