Salvador Navarrette 


Salvador Navarrette

On Oct. 24, 2023, Salvador Navarrette passed away at the age of 86.  

He was born on March 7, 1937, in Vado De Piedra, Chihuahua, Mexico, to parents, Jesus Navarrette and Josefina Valenzuela.  

He is survived by his wife of 62 years and love of his life, Mary Rita Navarrette. He is also survived by his daughters, Josie Navarrette, Lorraine Cordova, Julie Smith and Janice Vigil; brother, Refugio Navarrette; sister, Carmen Gomez; 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.  

He is preceded in death by his son, Salvador Navarrette Jr.; his parents, Jesus and Josefina Navarrette; his brothers, Luis, Gilberto, Manuel and Felipe Navarrette; and sisters, Elisa Ramirez, Olivia Ramirez and Concepcion Lujan.  

Salvador lived most his life as a farmer, a dairy farmer and worked at SEC Corporation. He had a passion for growing his big gardens and selling and gifting his fruits and vegetables. He loved raising his livestock, watching a good rodeo, drinking a cold beer, sipping on a good tequila and listening to his favorite rancheritas.   

He was known to enjoy a good cup of coffee every morning and loved cooking for his family. He had a great sense of humor, always had something funny to say to make us laugh.  

His favorite pastime was going to the flea markets on the weekends in Socorro, Belen and Bosque Farms to sell his goods. He never missed a weekend. Salvador always loved helping people whenever he could and had so much love for the place he called home.  

Services for Salvador will take place on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel. A visitation will take place at 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Salvador’s inurnment will immediately follow the memorial service at Terrace Grove Cemetery in Belen.   

Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 505-864-4448, where an online guest register is available at 

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