This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Salomon Alires Jr . We will remember him forever.

Posted by Salomon Alires on December 4, 2019
Last year came as a shock because my dad, the one person I thought might actually be invincible, passed away. I remember in-detail the events that lead to this day last year. The look of malnourishment, the diagnosis, the time I held your hand and wished with everything I had that I might be able to relieve your pain, your time in the hospital and the nursing facility, your last night in the nursing facility, the night you made it home in the back of an ambulance, the morning I was told you passed and how I could not and would not leave your side when you left but your body remained. Your last night in the nursing facility is what I remember most. I spent an hour alone with you playing your favorite songs while I held your hand. I told you how you were the best dad a guy could ever have and I fervently meant every single word.

A lot has changed since then: I graduated, I’ve become exponentially more productive, and I’m walking in your footsteps so-to-speak with the knowledge of how to fix things by working with Jerry. I often wish that you were around to see what I’ve become and the direction I’m heading in. I’m sad that my kids will never know their grandpa and you will not be around to see the day when I promised I would get a good job and take care of you and mom.

You went “home” this day last year and my biggest wish amongst all things is just to hug you again. You are my best friend and you are the best father.

I love you dad
—Salomon Alires lll

Posted by Gloria Alires on December 4, 2019
Hi Babe! It has been a year already and you'll never know how hard it was for me when you got sick and died.( August 31, 2018 diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer at the ER @ UNM- then suffered until 12-4-2018 when god took you from your pain- but pain like no other was put on us.) I never thought that I could endure something like that. My heart totally died. I changed forever! So many things have changed since then. I tried really hard to see you in my dreams- I needed to really bad but you wouldn't come and now I know why. You knew that I wouldn't be able to handle it and I wouldn't be able to move on if you did. Thank you Babe! Even though things (everything) has changed
I will never forget you and our life together. I have managed to live again and not torture my mind and body anymore. I can now see a future with out you. ( A life without JR)- (that was hard to say or ever imagine) but life changes and all of us will go home one day- my day will come too. One day when you feel that I am ready please come to my dreams and so I can see you once again and say my goodbye.
Posted by Vera Alires on March 15, 2019
To my brother that is miss more than you know you were always there for me when i was little you use to take me to work with you and fill me up with all kinds of goodies and showed me what you did at work made sure i was safe while you were showing me my heart broke when you left to Albuquerque i dident have my brother to protect me any more but i know know your protecting me know im glad your not suffering any more you are with you creator and mom and dad your in the best of hands fly high my brother I love you with all my heart its not a good by but its see you latter
Posted by Margie Romero on March 15, 2019
My brother in law your missed very much. We all loved you. You were there anytime we needed you. You took my sons under your wing when their father died and I’ll never forget that. When they needed help for anything you were always there. So thank you. Your sisters-in-law Margie. : (
Posted by Gloria Alires on March 15, 2019
Hi Babe! Just thinking of you this morning...I was thinking of our song called -Say you won't let go by James Arthur..This song is our complete story from beginning to end. It starts out that we met in the dark and danced the night away ( you asked me out maybe 5 times finally I promised that I would show up and glad I did and glad that you were so persistent)...(remember we met at a night club and danced all night), Then it says , I want you to stay with me until I'm grey and old (we did). It says I'll wake you up with breakfast in bed (which you've done) and bring you coffee with a kiss on your head (you brought me coffee almost everyday when you were home until you were too sick to anymore). The song says that I'll take the kids to school and wave them goodbye. (This reminds me of when we would take Lisa and Mony to school and they were so cute and young that when they walked in school we watched them and talked about how cute they were and how they looked like twins). I thank my lucky stars for that night. (That was all it took, we stayed together from that night on and married 2 months later) I wanna dance with you right now, oh, and you look as beautiful as ever. )You always told me how beautiful I was). Darling your love is more than worth it's weight in gold (that was truly our worth). The song then says we've come so far my dear- look how we've grown ( and we did, we became one person) Just say you won't let go, I wanna live with you even when were ghosts cause you were there for me when I needed you most (and Babe you know I was! Never left your side) I'm gonna love you till my lungs give out ( you truly, literally loved me until your lungs gave out) I promise till death we part like in our vows. (Yes! until death we parted)...
Posted by Samantha Alires on March 14, 2019
Hi uncle just wanted to tell u that I miss u and that I love u I know ur up there with the angels looking down on us fly high tio ur an amazing man
Posted by Catalina Alires on January 29, 2019
Hello Tio just wanted to stop by and tell you That I Love You .Thank the lord your not in pain amd flying high watching all of us try to live with out you with us.But your father know you were in pain and did not want you going through anymore you were always a fighter And im sure you still are Love you and Fly High .
Posted by Gloria Alires on January 28, 2019
Hi Babe! Miss you so much! Hurts everyday to know that when I come home you aren't gonna be here, When I go to bed - you're not there to rock me to sleep, When I wake up- you're not there waiting for me to wake up and drink coffee with you. Just the little things. and no matter what I do - I can't change anything. I have to be alone.

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Posted by Salomon Alires on December 4, 2019
Last year came as a shock because my dad, the one person I thought might actually be invincible, passed away. I remember in-detail the events that lead to this day last year. The look of malnourishment, the diagnosis, the time I held your hand and wished with everything I had that I might be able to relieve your pain, your time in the hospital and the nursing facility, your last night in the nursing facility, the night you made it home in the back of an ambulance, the morning I was told you passed and how I could not and would not leave your side when you left but your body remained. Your last night in the nursing facility is what I remember most. I spent an hour alone with you playing your favorite songs while I held your hand. I told you how you were the best dad a guy could ever have and I fervently meant every single word.

A lot has changed since then: I graduated, I’ve become exponentially more productive, and I’m walking in your footsteps so-to-speak with the knowledge of how to fix things by working with Jerry. I often wish that you were around to see what I’ve become and the direction I’m heading in. I’m sad that my kids will never know their grandpa and you will not be around to see the day when I promised I would get a good job and take care of you and mom.

You went “home” this day last year and my biggest wish amongst all things is just to hug you again. You are my best friend and you are the best father.

I love you dad
—Salomon Alires lll

Posted by Gloria Alires on December 4, 2019
Hi Babe! It has been a year already and you'll never know how hard it was for me when you got sick and died.( August 31, 2018 diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer at the ER @ UNM- then suffered until 12-4-2018 when god took you from your pain- but pain like no other was put on us.) I never thought that I could endure something like that. My heart totally died. I changed forever! So many things have changed since then. I tried really hard to see you in my dreams- I needed to really bad but you wouldn't come and now I know why. You knew that I wouldn't be able to handle it and I wouldn't be able to move on if you did. Thank you Babe! Even though things (everything) has changed
I will never forget you and our life together. I have managed to live again and not torture my mind and body anymore. I can now see a future with out you. ( A life without JR)- (that was hard to say or ever imagine) but life changes and all of us will go home one day- my day will come too. One day when you feel that I am ready please come to my dreams and so I can see you once again and say my goodbye.
Posted by Vera Alires on March 15, 2019
To my brother that is miss more than you know you were always there for me when i was little you use to take me to work with you and fill me up with all kinds of goodies and showed me what you did at work made sure i was safe while you were showing me my heart broke when you left to Albuquerque i dident have my brother to protect me any more but i know know your protecting me know im glad your not suffering any more you are with you creator and mom and dad your in the best of hands fly high my brother I love you with all my heart its not a good by but its see you latter
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Shared by Salomon Alires on February 3, 2019

Hey dad it’s almost 2 months since your passing and I must admit that it still hurts as if it was just yesterday. I frequently visit the great times we had and have constant reminders all around me. When you were sedated and administered a steady dose of morphine, I tried my best to tell you in my own way “goodbye.” I played your favorite songs and stood next to you for what time I had with you and told you how great you were. I want you to know I’m a bit lost and feel wildly incapable of handling tasks as you’ve had when you were my age. It makes me feel emasculated in some ways. I just want you to know that through the medium of this note or through the power of prayer, in whatever form this reaches you,I’ll still try my very best to make you proud. I love you dad.