|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1925|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 2010|
Salomon Abeyta, Col, USANG (Ret), passed away peacefully on Jan. 13, in Scottsdale, Ariz., surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Abeytas on March 18, 1925. Col. Abeyta served as a gunnery pilot during WWII, and later used the GI bill to complete his education at the University of New Mexico, where he earned first a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree, and later a masters in counseling.
He initially taught civics at Belen High School, later becoming a counselor in the Belen Schools system, and retired from the Socorro Schools system.
He was a member of the New Mexico National Guard, and served in several capacities, including assignment at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He received numerous military awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal for his work with developing a program for minorities for the Department of Defense.
Col. Abeyta is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Doris; his children and their spouses, Sharon Abeyta-Levey (Lee) and Randy Abeyta (Brenda), and his beloved grandchildren, Bree, Coree, Walker and Hawk. He is also survived by his sister, Petrita Barela.
A visitation will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel, at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. A final visitation will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m. with a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Sign Salomon's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.
Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Feb 04, 2010
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