Salvador P. Zambrano Sr., 74, of Mitchell, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 9, 2021 as a result of a vehicle accident. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 18, 2021 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Mitchell with Fr. Jonathan Sorensen as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Mitchell City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, June 17, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church with a Rosary beginning at 6 p.m. at the church. The casket will be closed. Memorials may be made in care of the family.
Salvador was born November 5, 1946 in Mexico to Jesus and Maria (Para la fox) Zambrano. He married Raquel Villagrana in 1976 and to this union two sons were born, Carlos and Salvador Jr. Salvador later met and married Dora Carrizales of Morrill in 2007. They made their home together in Mitchell.
Salvador worked hard throughout his life. He was a craftsman at Magnolia Homes before becoming employed by Kelly Bean. He remained with Kelly Bean for sixteen years until his retirement.
He enjoyed being outdoors tending to his garden in his free time. Salvador and Dora cared for their four beloved dogs who were their great companions. Each year Salvador looked forward to visiting his homeland in Mexico and would often bring back fan gear of his favorite soccer team, the Chivas. Salvador was upbeat, happy, loved to cook, always listening to music and dancing, just a great guy to be around. He was a family man above all things. He loved his family and the time spent together with each of them.
Survivors include his loving wife, Dora Zambrano of Mitchell; sons, Carlos Zambrano of Mitchell and Salvador Jr. (Claudia) Zambrano of Mitchell; step-children, Gilbert, Mark and Robert (Kayla) Carrizales all formerly of Morrill, additional step-children from first marriage, Maria (Isibro) Alvizar, Adriana (Jose) Sanchez and Francisco Sandoval; grandchildren, Daniel Zambrano of California, Deana Zambrano of Denver, CO, George Hernandez of Scottsbluff, and Sajaira, Liely, and Milani Zambrano all of Mitchell; sister, Soledad Zambrano of California; special niece, Eustolia (Francisco) Diaz Alvizar of Mitchell; great nieces/nephew, Laura Alvizar, Stephanie Alvizar and Francisco Alvizar Jr.; great-great nieces/nephew, Noemi, Ezaik and Nyeli Alvizar; as well as extended family members and friends.
Salvador was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Maria.