Rozella Erlinda Salazar passed away on March 24, 2021 in South Jordan, Utah. She was born on September 24, 1944 in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Augustine Medina and Lena Goodhart. Augustine married Josie Medina, and together they raised Rozella in Price, Utah. She attended Carbon High School.
At a young age, Rozella met Toby Salazar and they fell in love. Their love grew over their childhood years, and eventually they married in Price, Utah. Right after their marriage, Toby and Rozella moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Together they raised their four children, Rodney, Pamela, Lonnie, and Roshelle.
Her heart was filled with love and service. She was a prayer warrior for anyone who was in need. Serving others through prayer or her actions allowed her angelic personality to shine here on Earth.
Rozella loved working in sales and she excelled at it. Her beautiful dimple-smile lit up the entire room wherever she would go. Her hobbies were shopping, reading her Bible, crafts, scrapbooking and making blankets for her loved ones. She loved spending time with her family and friends making them laugh, telling them a joke or two, and being outdoors. More than anything, she loved the Lord.
She devoted her entire life to her Lord and instilled the Gospel into her family. She attended Ignite Christian Church in Salt Lake City. She served in her church as a leader and director for the young women for many years. She had a beautiful voice and she and Toby were a part of a Gospel group called Gratitude. She was a proud grandmother to her eleven grandchildren and four great-granddaughters.
Rozella is survived by her loving husband, Toby Salazar, her three children, Rodney, Pamela, and Lonnie Salazar, her eleven grandchildren, Jeremy, Skylar, Melissa, Danielle, Vanesa, Colton, Dillon, Christian, Shaye, Bridger, and Joel, and four great-granddaughters, Kambria, Lila, Quinn, and Johanna Rose, her siblings, Irene (Harold) Eiland, and Pauline (Robert) Colunga and one brother-in-law, Ernie Wiley.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Roshelle Salazar, and her siblings Della Wiley, Orlando Medina, and Inez Enriquez, and her beloved dog, Kenya.
Rozella truly touched all the hearts of all those who knew her. She was loved by so many and loved all of them. Her favorite quote: “I love you more!”
An evening viewing will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123. The following day, the funeral service for immediate family only will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the same location. Interment will follow the services at the same location. To participate in the services from your own home via live stream, please view the instructions below.
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Life Story Info
Rozella was my favorite person at church since I was a little girl. She had the biggest heart and her smile lit up any room. One of my favorite memories with her is she was my missionettes teacher and sometime we would sneak out and get ice cream and have girl talk. She was always there as a second mom. I was also blessed that she took me to Thanksgiving point for my 15th birthday and hired me the best photographer in town.
I'm so sorry for your loss Toby.
Rosella was a sweetheart. I loved her dearly. We got to be together at Disney Land in California for a while in the 80's. What fun we had! I looked forward to our Padilla Family Reunions, knowing she would usually be there. I am going to miss her smiling face and bubbly personality at reunions and other events.
Our condolences, love, and prayers to Toby and all the family.
I've known you my whole life, my name is derived from your name, I cannot express how much you meant to me. You were always there for me to talk to, laugh and pray with. You and Toby touched mine and Randy's life and marriage. Your simile not only lit the room, it infected others and prompted others to smile as well, Rozella, you spread love. You will be missed in our daily lives but never forgotten in our hearts and minds. We love you and know you are resting in heaven. Rose & Randy 🙏💕🙏💕
Feb 28, 1971
Beautiful momma on her birthday!