Alfria Casaus (Alfie) Salazar
2019 Corn Mother Honoree
Alfie Salazar was born in 1935 in Monte Vista, Colorado,
but lived most of her childhood in the Salt Creek community in Pueblo. After leaving Pueblo Central High School, she later completed her GED. She drove a school bus, worked in a hospital dietary department, and was a Cub Scout den mother for many years. She received the Dr. Frist Humanitarian award from Parkview Medical Hospital in 1988, was named an outstanding woman of 1995 for Women’s History month, and received an Up With Reading Community Award in 2000.
She has been a volunteer at the Pueblo City-CountyLibrary District since 1993 and a member of the Fray Angelico Chavez Chapter of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America for almost 30 years, and has received many awards for her accomplishments and volunteer work. She also belongs to two genealogical groups in New Mexico.
Alfie and a neighbor founded the La Salle Road Ladies Club in 1964. Along with her late husband, Alfred, she started an annual Halloween party for family, friends, and children in 1984, which is still ongoing. Alfie and Alfred were married for 61 years. They had three children—Larry (deceased), Andrew and Philip, seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She describes herself as a people person and loves to hug. Alfie is still very active, and one of her paintings won placement at the Colorado State Fine Arts contest for 2018. She has published the books Volando Como el Viento (Flying Like the Wind), and Memories from the Salt Creek Neighborhood.
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