Pablo S. Salsberry

July 25, 2013 • Obituaries


Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 29, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Pablo S. Salsberry, of Artesia.

Mr. Salsberry, 78, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Artesia General Hospital.

Fr. Brian Guerrini, SS.CC. will officiate at the services with burial at Twin Oaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Joshua Hutson, John Paul Hutson, Caylan Hutson, Brandon Salsberry, Lito Aranda, Trey Aranda, Matthew Martinez, Jeremy Salsberry, and Jacob Martinez.

Visitation will be at Terpening & Son [auth] Mortuary Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. A rosary will be at Our Lady of Grace on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Pablo was born April 24, 1935, in San Patricio; the son of Enrique Salsberry and Lola (Sanchez) Salsberry. He was a longtime Artesia resident.

On Dec. 23, 1951, he married Ruth Sanchez in Texas. Then later on Sept. 1, 1977, he was married to Delia Contreras in Carlsbad. She preceded him in death July 24, 1997. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother William Salsberry.

Pablo worked for Navajo for 30 years and before retiring, his last position was an operator. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

Survivors include his daughters: Shirley Salsberry, of Artesia, Suzanne Aranda and husband, Valente Jr., of Lake Arthur, and Michelle Martinez and husband, Eugenio Jr., of Artesia; sons: Steve Salsberry and wife, Barbara, of Boston, Mass., Tommy Salsberry, of Artesia, and Tim Salsberry, of Mesa, Ariz.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters: Trina Acker and husband, Bill, of Sacramento, Calif., and Jane Contreras, of West Covina, Calif.; brothers: Henry Salsberry and wife, Leonila, of Artesia, and Woodrow Salsberry and wife, Vera, of Walnut, Calif.
Pablo’s family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude for the wonderful support and care he received over the years from Linda Madrid, Evelyn Terpening, and Elizabeth Bautista.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Terpening & Son Mortuary. Please express condolences at

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