Dear Friends and Family

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On June 9th, 2021  God, Mom & Dad,  My Favorite nephew Johnny and crazy cousin Mark decided they wanted me to join them in the beautiful kingdom of Heaven.


I was born on a beautiful sunny day,  June 28th, 1971 to Willie & Elinor Salas. 

I was blessed to have the following siblings;  Alice, Stevie, Emily (Tom) Arthur (Linda), Rosealie, Sonny, Chelo, Eddie, Willie (Nancy), Carmen (Ramiro) Joann & Chantell. 

Thank you to each of you for never giving up on me. I love you guys all so so much.

With all these siblings came many Nephews and Neices I shared a special connection with each and every one.

However, My extra special bond with Johnny, Ruben and Elizabeth is so unique. We grew up so close, they are my bothers and sister.  We’ve shared so many memories and adventures together.  

Our bond still remained as tight as when it began.  I love you guys so much. 


At a young age,  I had my first son Nisho.  Shortly after, I met and fell in love with Heather Ramos, We spend the last 27 years together.   We shared and raised two kids together, Izaiah & Alexis.

Together,  They gave us 5 beautiful grandkids, whom I love and cherish deeply.  

You two, Please watch over your mom and know I will be guiding you.  

I grew up in Salt lake City, Utah,  Exploring the great outdoors,  If you ever needed to find me I was always by any Lake or Mountain fishing or hunting. 

(Btw,  Ask Willie & Ruben to tell you about the “Bullet Backpack Story” (Trust me you’ll get a kick out of it.  Along with many others.)


With this big family,  I was blessed again to have many aunts, uncles and cousins whom I love dearly.

Throughout my years, I have gained so many friends, too too many to name, I love you all so so much.

my best friends Victor Valdez & Joe Garcia, Thank you my brothers for always having Grab your fishing pole, Let’s go catch us some fish my back.


I want to send out a very special Thank you to the SMOKE shop, Thank you for always being there for me. Ehab and his family was my family, They showed me SO much love and for that my family & I will always be so grateful for each of you. Thank you again! Give my dog “LuLu” one last hug for me.

To each of you, know that I love you, I will be watching over each and every one of you.

My kids chose to have a private viewing, Please send hugs & prayers to comfort our family during this difficult time.

A Celebration of my life will be held on Friday, June 18th at the F.O.E located at 1104 W 2100 S. Salt Lake City, Ut. From 6:00pm - Midnight.

In remembrance of me, Grab a beer, Stop by a lake, Grab your fishing pole, Throw out your line and think of me when you catch your next fish.

I Love you all,



Celebration of Life

Friday, Jun. 18, 2021 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
1104 W 2100 S
Salt Lake, UT 84120

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Jun 17, 2021

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Joey love you bro just wanted to say I'm going to miss you man and just watching you fish like a beaver with no fishing pole just yiur hands going to miss you bro and the name you use to call me creek man you left us to go to a better place we all loved you from the valdez family

rico , slc, UT, US Jun 22, 2021

I met Joey in High School he always was so nice and polite. We weren't close but every time I would run into him he always had a handshake and a hug. To his family my


Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

I. Moroyoqui Jr. , Salt Lake City , UT, US Jun 18, 2021

Till we meet again on the other side brother had a great time while you were . Nobody like you Joe One in a Million here rest in peace you'll be missed always

Shane castillo Jun 17, 2021

Gilbert Martinez and his girlfriend mary RIP

Gilbert Martinez , Lakewood , CO, US Jun 17, 2021