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Ana Teresa " Terry" (Salazar) Cantu

May 6, 1956 ~ August 31, 2020 (age 64)


Ana Teresa “Terry” Cantu passed away peacefully and was called back home on August 31st, 2020. Terry was born on May 6, 1956 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Santos Salazar and Ana “Mary” Hightower. She married the love of her life Johnny “Camaron” Cantu in 1974 and they began their journey in life together. Terry was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. She had a heart of gold, and a smile that would would light up a room. She dedicated herself to doing for others, and never hesitated to stop what she was doing and run to those in need. Terry was the backbone of her family, day in and day out she gave her all and did the impossible. She was a loving wife, a caring mother, a grandmother who never said no, and a friend who never gave up on you. Terry was a woman of strong faith. She dedicated herself and her life to the Lord. She was a member of New Life Church and absolutely enjoyed attending services and participating in all she could. Terry was a hard-working woman, who worked all her life till the very last day. She loved to spend her days surrounded by family and friends. And if she was not working or with family, you would probably find her in the kitchen cooking a fresh meal or playing bingo somewhere. Although Terry left this Earth to soon, we know she is now in peace watching over us. She will be greatly and forever missed. 

Terry is survived by her husband Johnny “Camaron” Cantu, mother Ana “Mary” Hightower, brother Joe Salazar, father and mother-in-law Manuel and Ernestina Cantu, children; Eileen Cantu, Daniel “Cabezon” Cantu, and Esteban “Hershey” Cantu, grandchildren; Juan Soliz and wife Brenda, Miriah Soliz and husband Steven “Coco” Constante, Cameron Soliz, and Lexy “Champurrada” Heredia and great-grandkids Juan “Chapo”Soliz and Miguel “Lito” Soliz and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her father Santos Salazar, daughter Ana Alicia Cantu, brother Johnny Salazar, and stepfather Marion Hightower and grandparents Santos Salazar Sr and Juanita G Salazar. 

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September 4, 2020

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Chapel of Hope Funeral Home
3321 North Dal Paso Street
Hobbs, NM 88240

Funeral Service
September 4, 2020

2:00 PM
New Life Fellowship Church
707 W. Church Street
Hobbs, NM 88240

Interment following funeral service
September 4, 2020

Prairie Haven Cemetery
2201 E. Stanolind Road
Hobbs, NM 88240

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