was born on Dec. 15, 1952, and went to be with the Lord on June 29, 2014. She is survived by her husband Ralph Everett. Carmen lived in Gulfport, Mississippi since 1991. She leaves behind sons, Damas “Juni” (Claudia) Salas their children, Gaby, Kassie and Marco; Christopher (Angela) Salas their children Sky-Lynn, Eric, Chris, Cameron, Alexander, Tyler and Myah; David (Priscilla) Salas and their children Adam, Angelo and Manuel; brother, Victor Ortiz; sisters, Belinda Ortiz Rodriguez and Eliza Brunner; mother, Nellie Ortiz; and several nieces and nephews.
Carmen was preceded in death by her son, Eric Salas; sister, Patricia Guzman Smith; father, Blas Guzman; and step-dad, Modesto Ortiz.
Carmen loved to laugh, dance and have a good time with her family and friends in Arizona and Mississippi. She will be remembered for her funny stories, infectious laugh and love of life. Carmen made a friend of everyone she encountered. Carmen was loved by many people and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Services will be on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Copper Valley Christian Center, 305 Croyden Rd., Kearny, AZ 85137. Visitation is at 9:30 a.m. and Funeral Service at 10 a.m. with the interment at Kearny Memorial Cemetery in Kearny following the funeral service. Luncheon following the burial will be held at Leo Terrell Hall, Kearny, AZ.
Visit the online memorial at griffithmortuary.com.