Sam "Zappa" Salazar, 62


Samuel “Zappa” Salazar, 62, of Monte Vista peacefully left his home to be with the Lord November 19, 2017.  He was born February 27, 1955 in Los Angeles, California to Sergio and Sadie Salazar.  He was very well known in the San Luis Valley for his excellent Masonry work. He owned and operated Salazar Masonry for 25 years. Sam’s young spirit and Iove for Harley Davidson’s led him on many fearless adventures across the United States.  Sam loved spending time with his family, making memories.  He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, camping, fishing, watching the Broncos, listening to music and hunting.  He was a member of the Wings to Soar Motorcycle Ministry and the Feed Store Church.  He truly loved reading his Bible and had a passion for sharing the Lord’s love with others.  He never met anyone that was a stranger and enjoyed engaging with everyone he came into contact with.  

Sam is survived by his wife Virginia Salazar of Monte Vista, his children; Vince (Melanie) Salazar of Alamosa, Sadie Camis of Grand Junction, Lucas (Jayme) Salazar of Grand Junction, Shanniah Salazar of Monte Vista, Hope Salazar of Monte Vista, Linda Quintana of Alamosa and Valerie Quintana of Alamosa, nineteen grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren as well as his siblings, Sandra Fritz, Sergio (Amy) Salazar, Steve (Anna) Salazar, Sharon (Albert) DeHerrera, Abel (Jennifer) Salazar and Maggie (Dwayne) Marquez all of Alamosa as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws, his son Sam Salazar, Jr., granddaughter Mercedes Salazar, grandson Isaiah Salazar, his nephews Abel Martin Salazar and Cody Fritz, as well as his great-nephews Abel Trey Salazar, Steven Samuel Salazar, Timothy Quintana and Charles Martinez.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017 at the Feed Store Church in Monte Vista.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa.  Burial will follow services in the Alamosa Cemetery.  Contributions are suggested to the Feed Store Church and may be made in care of the funeral home office.  To express condolences, please visit

Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa is in care of the arrangements.