Steven Salazar, age 36, passed away on December 2, 2019. He was born on April 20, 1983 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Hector Salazar and Nancy Ysaguirre Infante.
Public visitation will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Corpus Christi Funeral Home located at 2409 Baldwin BLVD.,78415, with a Rosary held at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church, located at 2509 Nogales Street 78416. Burial will follow the funeral at Memory Gardens Cemetery at 2:00 PM, located at 8200 Old Brownsville Rd. 78415.
Pallbearers: Eric Lugo, Ino Lugo, Jeremy Villarreal, Ricky Moya, Andrew Fuentes, and Steven Matthew Garcia.
Funeral Reception will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3:30 PM -6:00 PM at Solid Rock Yorktown Event Hall at 4922 Yorktown Blvd. 78413. Food catered by Rick Medina, Owner of Company, 19th Hole Grill, 2290 N. Texas BLVD. Alice, Texas 78332.
Steven was born and raised in Corpus Christi Texas until He moved to Austin, Texas for the last two years of his young life. He graduated from Mary Carroll High School, class of 2001. After graduation, Steven began his career journey with the Pepsi Bottling Company. He worked there for 14 consecutive years without ever missing a single day of work. Steven was presented with an award for this accomplishment by the bottling company along with a pay raise and promotion. On his off time, Steven enjoyed playing video games, exploring all the latest technologies, watching movies, and spending time with friends. Steven thanked his mother for teaching him the many basics of life and how to treat women. Steven loved his mother, Nancy, dearly. He developed a close friendship with his stepfather, Enrique, and by doing so developed a reliance with him for financial advice and direction. Steven will be missed by so many people, young and old, for the joy he brought into their lives. Steven was faithful, trustworthy, loyal, passionate, sincere, kind, a complete gentleman, to all that touched his life. Steven was the first-born Grandson to the Ysaguirre family. Throughout the years, Steven organized a plan to visit the houses of everyone that loved him. And since he never wanted to cause conflict or offend anyone, he formulated a timetable to visit each household in one full day. Somehow, he was able to make his rounds each holiday season for many years without skipping anyone that extended an invitation to him. This is how many of you found out about his love for food. Steven made his parents, stepfather, grandparents, step grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends feel important and loved for who they were to him, and not for what he could get from them. His smile would light up a room just by walking in. You could count on him, if he gave you his word concerning something, it was as good as done. Steven loved with his whole being. He was a great listener, and did not judge anyone, no matter what you shared with him. Steven was genuinely kind and had a gentle spirit. He had a way of making you feel like you were the only one that was significant and that everything was going to be passable. He never took advantage of anyone. He stood up for justice and always believed in the golden rule, treat others the way you wanted to be treated. He was a man of few words, but his actions spoke volumes. Steven was not a religious man, but he loved God, He loved Jesus Christ, he loved his family, and definitely loved his friends the most.
Steven is preceded in death by grandparents, Hilario Salazar, Maria Salazar, Uncle Ruben and Uncle Jose Luis Salazar, Marcos Luis.
Steven is survived by his parents, Father, Hector Salazar and Mother Nancy Ysaguirre Infante, Stepfather, Enrique Infante, his younger Brother, Brian Salazar, and his best friend for many years, Steven called her his soul mate, Crista Alexandrea Scott; he lived across street throughout Steven’s entire childhood, Steven called him his brother/best friend, Eric Lugo. His Maternal Grandparents, Alberto Ysaguirre Sr., and Mary Guevara Ysaguirre. His Step Grandparents, Enrique Infante Sr., and Dina Infante. His Maternal Aunts that Steven called his sisters for many years, Trisha Y. Gonzalez (David Gonzalez), Jessica Ysaguirre-Garcia (Steve Garcia) and Uncle Albert Ysaguirre Jr. (Becky Ysaguirre), Aunt Elvira Guevara Lugo (Rudy Lugo). Paternal Uncle Alfredo Salazar (Mary Lou Salazar), Aunt Lydia Avila (Arturo Avila), Aunt Mary Moreno (Julio Moreno), Uncle Guadalupe” Lupe” Salazar (Diana), Aunt Angelica Salazar, Aunt Imelda Montelongo (Reynaldo). Cousins: Alex Albert Ysaguirre, Aaron Albert Ysaguirre(Emily Ysaguirre), Ronda Richter(Kenny Richter), Marissa Ann Martinez(Ivan), Aurley Garcia, Steven Matthew Garcia, Nadia Christine Garcia, Jeremiah Andrew Garcia, Sabastian Gonzalez, Alexis Gonzalez, Jennifer Salazar, Johanna Salazar (Eric Lee Perez), Jaclyn Salazar (Samuel Rey Chavez), Christopher Montelongo, Andrew Montelongo, Nicole Radney (David Radney), Norma Casas(Robert Casas), Oscar Luis, Orlando Luis(Jamie Luis), Nora Garcia, Christine Soto(Salvador Soto Jr.), Cynthia Trevino(Luis Trevino Jr.), Corina Avila, Jose Luis Salazar, Diana Salazar Canales(Kenneth Canales), Michael David Salazar(Sylvia Salazar), Ruben Salazar, Danny Salazar, Brenda Lee Salazar, Mark Rodriguez(Mary Ann Rodriguez), Julian Moreno(Erica Moreno), Marissa Moreno(Ashley), 2nd Cousins: Lisa Lugo Ramirez (Mike Ramirez), Rudy Lugo Jr.” Lugo” (Yvette Lugo), Makayla Salinas, Aaralyn Ysaguirre, Ace Ysaguirre, Natalie Rodriguez, Nathan Rodriguez, Nico Rodriguez, Kenneth Richter, Kash Richter, Elias Gonzalez, Israel Gonzalez, Bobby Ysaguirre, Lisa Stanlee (Brad Stanlee), Pedro Ysaguirre Jr., James Ysaguirre(Veronica Ysaguirre), Martha Ysaguirre, Andrea Ysaguirre, Jasmine Carey Buckner, Jenifer Ysaguirre Hopkins, Claudia ‘Nina’ Ysaguirre, Annette Anzaldua Esquivel, Joann Anzaldua, Debra Ann Ramirez, Phillip Ramirez, Jacoby Brixton Perez, Kody Kingston Perez, Johanna Perez, Beckett Dekker Perez, Uriah Jay Chavez, Alani Jayde Chavez, Andrew Rey Montelongo, Bentley Sasser, Aubree Radney, Matthew Casas (Andrea Casas),Gabrielle Lopez(Andrew Lopez), Brian Luis, Madalyn Luis, Braylen Luis, Ocean Garcia, Noah Garcia, Salvador Soto III, Clarissa M. Soto, Cassandra M. Soto, Catrina M. Soto, Hilario Avila, Immanuel Avila, David Trevino, Mateo Trevino, Abran Trevino, Jeremy Canales, Iliana Canales, Brock Canales, Leland Canales, Crystal Salazar, David Salazar, Brandon Salazar, Lindsey Salazar, Ruben Salazar Jr., Dante Cantu, Mark Rodriguez, Matthew Rodriguez, Mia Rodriguez, Mikayla Rodriguez, Maximus Rodriguez, Julian Moreno, Jaydyn Moreno, Jazelle Moreno, Bryson Moreno, Hazel Smith, and numerous other cousins and extended family members.
“My son till this day thinks Steven was a Police Officer. When Benji was little if he gave me a hard time, I would text Steven and moments later, ‘Officer Steven
would call and tell Benji he’s a great kid and he needed to act like one and be nice to his Mommy. My Son loves Police Officers today and brags about knowing ‘Officer Steven’. My son is 7 years old now and always said to Steven,’ so am I ever going to see your Cop car?’. “– Bobbie Brooke, Best Friend to Steven.
“Steven, you were a light. Every time you entered a room you lit everyone up with your presence. I have never met anyone as kind and genuine as you. Even now, I see your picture and I can remember your heart. you're still turning on lights Steven. I love you so much!” - Tiffany LeGrand, Friend of Steven
“Well Steven, I don't know where to start. You were not only my good friend; you were my family. All the talks we shared and the advice you gave me will never be forgotten. I feel i am a better person because of your words. I can still hear your laugh and see your beautiful smile in my head. Anytime I was down about something you were always there to cheer me up, whether it was taking me to dinner or to a movie, or just to relax at home watching anything and everything. You will forever be in my heart. So many things i want to say but i know you can hear what my heart is saying. I love you so much and will see you again one day, rest easy my beautiful friend.” – Ryanne Marie Nelson
“Nothing is permanent in life except love. Steven there’s not words or pages that can explain what you meant to me. Our souls were connected. You saved me. In every way possible a person could save someone. You saved me. You taught me the way a man should treat a woman and the way a woman should treat a man. You taught me loyalty, kindness, and overall that your word is everything. You taught me to respect myself and people would respect me. You brought me back from the darkness. Took away my suffering. Showed me that there is something beyond my pain. They say that people come into your life for a reason. God sent you to me to save me. I love you always and forever my angel. Thank you.” – Christa Alexandrea Scott, Best Friend, Soul Mate to Steven
To my best friend who passed away way too young, thank you for being in my life for the fourteen years you were. From the moment I met you I knew we'd be friends forever. You made an impact just through your smile to so many people. You were a light in this dark world. You always knew how to bring people together and continue doing so from heaven. I am going to miss your bear hugs and your
ridiculous laugh. You always knew what to say to me when I was at my breaking point. Life without you by my side is going to be extremely hard bff. I will cherish all the memories we shared, and I promise that I will never forget you. You mean more to me than you will ever know. I would give anything to have one more day with you. Thank you for loving me unconditionally. For never judging me and for accepting me, flaws and all. You were and still are one in a million. I will never find another best friend like you. I love you to the moon and back Steven. Rest in peace my beautiful friend. - Ashley Payne
“A great memory to share of my cousin, Steven would be that he would make watch Batman and Robin and Teenage Mutant Turtles every single day after school when Nancy would babysit me. He would not let me watch any girl shows. I was so embarrassed that I was the only little girl in my elementary school classroom that knew the theme songs to all superhero’s cartoons and shows. Lol. I love you, Steven.” -Cousin Ronda Richter