Martha Salas, died at her home Sunday, March 7, 2005 after a
Martha Salas, died at her home Sunday, March 7, 2005 after a lengthy illness.
She was a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who devoted her life to raising her grandchildren. Her passions were caring for and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Laurie Ponce (husband Eddie) of Salinas; grandchildren, Vanessa Barbettini (husband Justin) of Japan, Marty Louise Salinas, Jesse Salinas Jr., Jason Salinas, Salina Marie Salinas all of Gilroy and Reyna Victoria Lara of Texas; great-grandchildren, John Ross Molina Jr., Julius Aaron Salinas both of Gilroy and Jasmine Leanne Barbettini of Japan; siblings, Sylvia Caudill (husband Curtis), Dora Mendoza (husband Raul), Victoria Hernandez, and Robert Salas all of Gilroy, Helen Morris of Los Banos, Ernestine Navarro (husband Ismael), and Charles Salas (wife Susanna) both of Southern California; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe “Pepe” Sanchez, parents, Raymundo Sr. and Marty Salas; and brother Raymundo Salas Jr.
Visitation will be held at 1pm. Friday, March 12, 2005 at Habing Family Funeral Home, Gilroy. Graveside services will follow at 2pm at Gavilan Hills Memorial Park, Gilroy.