Adolph M. Salazar, Jr. (Rudy), 76, of Henderson, Nev. was born April 9, 1932, in Guache, N.M. He joined his son, Anthony, in heaven on Oct. 24, 2008.
He is survived by his former wife, Donelia Mullis; his sons, Tom (Pam), Michael, Abran (Anne Marie), Brandon; and daughters, Joyce Salazar, Veronica Farrell (Charlie); and 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. As a resident of Henderson in the 1960s, he served on the Nevada State Equal Rights Commission, appointed by Michael O’Callihan. He also motivated many young athletes in the community in sports such as wrestling, marathon running and boxing with the Henderson Boys’ Club. He was an active member of the Catholic Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, and he was a sheriff in Pagosa Springs, Colo. In his younger day, he served in the Korean War, 1949, and 1953 in the Air Force. He will be greatly missed by many.
Rosary services will be held at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 31, 2008, at Palm Mortuary, on Boulder Highway in Henderson. A Mass will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at 12 p.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church on Boulder Highway in Henderson, Nev.