Petra Salazar, 83, of Sundown passed from this life on November 10, 2020. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Krestridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm on Friday, November 13, 2020, in the Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Sundown Cemetery.
She was born August 3, 1937 in Mercedes, Texas to Espiridion DeLeon and Juanita Perez. Petra worked in the cotton fields for years. She also cleaned houses for many Levelland residents, priding herself in her service to her clients. Petra was hired by Mr. Key as the first district bilingual teaching assistant, and retired from Sundown ISD after 25 years of service to her beloved elementary students.
Petra was a faithful servant for our Lord, a Godly Christian woman. She taught Sunday school and VBS at Fairview Baptist Church for many years.
She loved to eat at Pizza Hut. Petra loved to sing and hummingbirds.
Petra was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Maria, Irene, Virginia and Celedina; and son, Daniel Salazar.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Guadalupe Salazar; her children, Clelia (Richard) Castillo, Ruth (Eliazar) Gonzales, Elizabeth (James) Salazar, Juanita Salazar, Gloria (Johnny) Carranza, Daniel Salazar, and Lupe (Deana) Salazar; 15 grandchildren; and 34 “Great Ones”, as she affectionately called her great grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111