Martina “Lela” Salinas

01/29/1939 –

 10/26/2021

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  • Visitation
Date: 11/03/2021
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Rosary
Date: 11/03/2021
Time: 7:00 pm
 – 9:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Mass
Date: 11/04/2021
Time: 10:00 am
 – 11:00 am
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

1120 52nd Street, Lubbock, Texas 79412

1120 52nd Street, Lubbock, Texas 79412

Obituary

The family of Martina “Lela” Salinas will host a time of fellowship and remembrance beginning at 6:00 pm then gather to recite the Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Mass will be celebrated in honor of Martina’s life of 82 years at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lubbock, Texas. She passed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. We invite you to sign her virtual guestbook and download her memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing here on this page. We also ask you to consider viewing her Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to her favorite music.

On January 29, 1939, Martina was born to Patricio and Margarita Telles in Yorktown, TX. She married Benito Salinas on January 25, 1959, in Yorktown, Texas, then they moved to Lubbock, Texas.  A loving mother and homemaker, Lela was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family. Some of her most famous dishes that were loved by her family included enchiladas, fideo, and carne quisada.

Survivors include her husband, Benito Salinas; their children, Irene Salinas, of Lubbock, Irma Mooney and her husband Matthew, of Lubbock, and Jerry Salinas and fiance Patricia Hart of Lubbock; brother-in-law, Lino De Leon of Lubbock; grandchildren, Clay Mooney, and his spouse Shelby Mooney and their son Everett Mooney, Kadie Mooney, Jeremy Salinas, Marissa Salinas, Luis De Leon, and Jose De Leon; siblings, Inez Telles, and Gloria Telles.

She was preceded in death by her father, Patricio Telles; mother, Margarita Telles; and daughter, Olga De Leon.

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