Elisa (Liz) passed away from complications of an accident, on September 23, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM with her family by her side. Elisa was born 4/4/36 to Lucinda and Onesimo Salazar in San Rafeal, New Mexico. Her family moved to Flagstaff in 1950 where she attended school. She married Tio Tachias in 1953, with whom she had five children: Christine (Willard) Gilbert; Gloria (Jerry) Dusek, Sally (Tom) McMillian, Tommy (Laura) Tachias and Karen (Pat) Marez. She moved to Albuquerque New Mexico in 1981 and married Johnny Fajardo in 1988, whom she was married to until the time of her death.
Elisa is survived by her husband Johnny, children – Karen, Tommy, Sally and Christine, grandchildren - Eric, Jason, Christopher, Matthew, Lissa, Terra, Angela, Brandon, Jeremy, Janelle, Michael, Erik and Jessica, 25 great grandchildren, sisters - Shirley (Ruben) Baca and Lindy Valencia, and many other in-laws, nieces and nephews, three stepdaughters, Vickie (Will) Duran, Michelle Fajardo Devlin and Tina Fajardo. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lucinda and Onesimo, her daughter, Gloria and her sisters, Isabel Padilla and Lena Benavidez. Elisa will always be remembered for her wonderful red chili loved by everyone. Her family will also remember her for her love of sewing, reading and of course, shopping.
Mom, thank you for enduring and giving us an extra 3 months. Give Gloria, your mom and dad, Bellie and Lena, Uncle Bob, Annalisa, Mario, Orlando and Paul (and any others I might have missed) a big hug from all of us. You have been a wonderful mom, grandma, auntie, sister and wife. We love you and will miss you more than you will ever know. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 7, 2017 at San Francisco de Asis, 1600 Rte. 66, Flagstaff, AZ at 11:30 am.