Regina Maria Salazar Abeyta was born May 16, 1927 and went to Heaven on January 14, 2013.
Regina was born in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico to Pedro and Matilda Salazar on May 16, 1927. She is survived by her sisters Rita, Tillie , Carmen and her brothers Ray, Wilfredo and numerous nephews and nieces and Cousins throughout California, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Utah and New Mexico. She was married to Teodoro Abeyta November 26, 1946 and they had seven children together: Marcia Abeyta Roussey, her husband Ron and their two sons Benjamin and Lucas, Gloria, Mattie, Donna , Donny, Ted and his wife Mary and their two children, Caeli and Teddy , and Mark Abeyta and his two daughters Bailey and Brenna.
Ted and Regina moved to California from New Mexico in 1950 and settled in Lakewood in 1953. They became Members of St. Pancratius Church immediately and all 7 children attended St. Pancratius Grade School. Ted worked 33 years at Northrop and Regina worked 27 years at, The May Company in Lakewood. She began suffering from Alzheimers in 2004/2005 and we admitted her in the Woodruff Convalescent Center. Ted, her husband went there 3 times a day for 7 years to help my mom eat. Mattie, Donna and Gloria also spent numerous evenings with her as well. Regina was a great mother, and an exceptional grandmother. All six of her grandchildren will tell you that. She will be Deeply missed, however she was needed in Heaven, it was her time to go and I can guarantee you this, My mom "went to a Garden Party, to reminisce with her old friends, a chance to share old memories, there was magic In the air". We love you mom and we will never forget you!! Pray for us and we will pray for you, Your son Mark.