Obituary: Margot Salazar

Margot Salazar of Chino Valley, Arizona, passed away peacefully at home and went to be with the Lord on Dec. 30, 2020. Margot is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Rudy Salazar, their five children, many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Rudy met Margot, a single mom with five young children in 1972 in San Dimas, California. It was love at first sight for both and they were married 18 months later. Shortly after moving to Chino Valley, Margot began volunteering her time at the Chino Valley Food Bank, a struggling organization in need of leadership and vision. Margot provided that vision and as Food Bank President for 28 years she worked tirelessly to shape the food bank into a top-notch, non-profit organization. Through her tireless work ethic and can-do attitude, she raised the needed donations to build a new food bank building, which opened in 2013.

Margot was well-known in Chino Valley and the surrounding communities for her generosity and compassion. Her motto was “No one should go hungry,” and she made it her life’s mission to feed anyone who needed food. It did not matter where you lived or what your situation was — if you needed food, she would provide it. She asked for nothing in return — a smile would do.

Rest in peace, Margot. You will be forever in our hearts.

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