Emillio Santiago Salazar
July 13, 1992 ~ January 9, 2021
“Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise”. Luke 23:43
Our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend was tragically taken from us at the young age of 28 on January 9, 2021. He was born on July 13, 1992 as a triplet with his two sisters Ericka and Dasia Salazar in Las Vegas, Nevada to Diana Cruz and Duaine Salazar. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Emillio loves his family with all his heart. His passion is to share his faith and bring people closer to Jesus Christ. No matter who they were he judged no one! Emillio took pride in his trade at building acoustical ceilings and assisted in creating the Las Vegas Raiders stadium, but was a Denver Broncos fan at heart.
Survived by his mother Diana Cruz; father Duaine (Rina) Salazar; triplets Ericka and Dasia Salazar; siblings Josh Salazar, Aundrea Steed, Kylie Hunt, Isaac Ortega, Isaiah Salazar, Nathan Salazar, Amiya Salazar, Antonio Salazar; partner and love of his life Clarissa; grandmother Dorothy Salazar; special nephew Vincent Lopez; and numerous family and friends.
Preceded in death by his grandparents Joe D and Elsa Cruz and grandfather Alexander Salazar; uncles and aunts Ilene Cruz and Sammy, Jimmy, Patricia, Arlene and Martha Gurule.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 15th with a visitation starting at 10:00 AM for one hour followed by services also at Larkin Sunset Gardens. To virtually view previously held services please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/DvVfnsuIBR3YtNKnkldNpPD7tLl3dAtoWAFbBzCjTuOyNrQje4PJEYuVbKjXSR38.sGD9RQ-daenwSrQ4?startTime=1610731531000
Hey homie is Treena spic, I just wanted to tell u I apologized for not making it their to show my respects and support... Plz know it wasn't by choice....I got the times mixed up g .... My 💚 goes out to ur mom & dad as well as the rest of the family...I know you are chillin on the right side of the Lord right now g so that brings me a little bit of comfort just knowing that... Maybe u can check in on our cousin ronnie, he's really struggling with your passing and I guess not really spending time and getting to know you on a more intimate level just know that he really does love you and he just wishes that he had more time to get to know his cousin and now you're gone so please just check in on him from time to time please keep your arms around us and keep your prayers close to us down here on Earth till we see eachother again... Last time we spoke u wanted me to do is lil favor so I'mma keep my word to u homie and hopefully it brings a smile to your beautiful face in heaven...✳️God bless u SPIC✳️.... Good bless ur fam as well... Rest easy millz💫...u where definitely an ⚓ in so many peoples lives, u where definitely to special to the Lord and he was probably bord and wanted his favorite angels home... Plz tell neckBone we all MISS HIM SO VERY MUCH AS WELL AS CLAY I CAN JUST SEE ALL OF U U GUYS WHERE TRULY BEAUTIFUL SPIRITS....✌️🌌 ALL MY RESPECT....TREENA VEE.
- Treena v
OH LIL BROTHER MY HEART IS SHATTERED. I MISS YOU SO MUCH BROTHER. WE STILL HAD SO MUCH TO DO TOGETHER BRO. ALL THE IDEAS OF US PIECING WORK AND RUNNING WORK, IM GOING TO MISS.. IM GOING TO TRULY MISS YOU EMILLIO. I LOST A PIECE OF ME WHEN YOU PASSED MILLZ. THIS WORLD IS ALL JACKED UP BRO. BE WITH THE GOOD LORD AND I WILL SEE YOU WHEN I HET THERE. I LOVE YOU EMILLIO.💪🏽🙏🏽
- Joshua salazar
Baby I can’t do this I’m dying inside without you. My heart literally breaks every time I open or close my eyes! I miss our calls I miss our texts I miss staying up late having deep conversations talking about our future. We talked about getting married and what we were going to name our babies. We made so many plans now what am I going to do without you! I can’t go on I can’t even breathe I lost my heart! I’ve never been loved the way you love me no matter what we went through or who came in our lives we always wanted and went back to each other!
How am I supposed to live I can’t even imagine going back to our home in Vegas and see all your stuff just sitting exactly where you left it. All I can do is cry for you I sleep in your clothes because I feel like your holding me, they still smell like you!! I miss you calling me cute little names and constantly smacking my but telling me how much you love me. My life is forever different now and I will always be yours. If I dedicate my life to you and the lord please wait for me Baby YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!! I feel guilty even eating or thinking of living. I’m staying close with your family I don’t want to leave I’m moving back to Utah to be close to you my love. This pain is so hard it hurts all over. It’s more then physical it’s a deep soul aching pain so deep! I’m miss the intimacy knowing I will never let another man touch me. I miss holding your hand laying your head on my chest kissing your lips rubbing your knees and feet from being sore from work! I grieve every part of you. I know we had our issues but when you were with me you made me feel like I was the only one the most beautiful girl in the world!!! I’m finding myself feeling jealous or angry when I see couples hugging or comforting each other. I know this pain will never go away. You will always be the man for me
EMILLIO SANTIAGO SALAZAR + CLARISSA 🤍
To Diane Erica and DAS I a my sincere condolences in the loss of Emilio I remember him just a young boy the last time I seen him very respectable young man you’re gonna miss him and I miss him to May God bless you and all your family and may Emilio rest in peace love always pepper i’m sorry I will not be able to make it to the services because of the Covid I hope you understand God bless all you
- John Ramos “Pepper”
Our deepest condolences to you and the family Duane. May God give you strength to get through! We love 💘 you all! Our prayers are with you!
- Paul and Connie Chavez
Our most heartfelt condolences to Millz' family. He was a great friend to my husband and what I can tell to others as well.
Fly high Millz. May you bless Johnny in his dreams.
- Johnny and Monique Quiros
My Dearest Aunt Dorothy, Duane and all my Salazar and Gurule Family,
Please accept our deepest and sincere condolences in this most sad time of our beloved family member Emilio. May God give you peace at this time or sorrow. We love you and are praying for you. Belinda and Von
- Belinda and Von Roskelley
I’m so sorry for your lose my names nick I meet emillio about 12 13years ago has one of the biggest hearts and you wouldnt think it till u talk to him he showed me around salt lake without really knowing me I gave him a couple pairs of air jordans on his birthday cuz he would always ask me where I got my shoes from an we just clicked from then on . It’s just crazy with everything going on in the world right now that that person would do this I wish you guys nothing but the best an to my brother ur in peace at last an Ill see you there . Missed an love always .Stunt
- Nicholas casarez
Thank you for being such a good friend to me and always making sure I was good. I’ll forever cherish our last conversations right before you were taken from us. I’ll always remember our crazy times and memories we had. You’re going to be missed forever. My deepest condolences to your family. Say hi to all of our angels in the sky. Till we meet again my friend. 💚
Diana, Erika, Dasia,
With Great Sorry I Greet My Ole Friends, The Toughest Time Of Life is when a Son and Brother is Taken from Us so Suddenly. Words can never Comfort at these Grieving times, May Our Lord Jesus Christ Continue to Hold You tight , Yet you may say Why, But us as People of This World we can't understand, Thank Him for the time you had him with you , Thank Him for Receiving him and Put him in the Company of those who were waiting for Him. My Friends of Many Past Years you all Have Never been Forgotten.
Your Amigo With Christ Larry Martinez
- Larry Martinez
Man Lil bro where do I start ..First off I wanna Thank God for bringing you to my house last week ..showing me your raider stadium videos and your Hard hats and tools and talking about your business ideas ..I was so happy to see that you got your cadi fixed cause I knew you loved that car so much ..I remember when you first got it and you came back out salt lake you was so happy ,grateful and proud of how hard you worked for what you had and I was so proud of the man you became overcoming all the b.s and wild life we was in to becoming such a strong spiritual God loving man who Just wanted to work hard and take care of his family !!tremember when I spoke to you after you had wrecked your car and I remember how bummed you sounded cause you loved that cadi ..so when i seen you pulling into my driveway bumping with that beaming smile and car fixed I first felt happy that you had your baby back but then I felt proud that you got it figured out and fixed . .Vanessa reminded me how I would always tell her how much you would remind me of myself and I would always try my best steer you in the right way and give you my best advice like a older brother just not wanting his little brother to make the same mistakes he’s made ..but in all reality most the time you would step up and be the big brother I always wanted and I would look up to you ..anytime I was going thru hard times you would be the one to step up and find a solution ..for example I remember when I got shot and that next day we talked and I spoke about how I know God was with me and he let me live you said what we’re gonna do brother is we’re gonna go to church together and we’re both gonna get baptized together and become a born again Christian and you rounded up damn near your whole family and we went to church ..another thing I will always be grateful for is when I called you balling my eyes out sobbing like a baby when I had just found out my two year old son had leukemia you said this what we gonna do ima call Jordan and ask him to pray for little michael ..Jordan was always our to go guy when we was in need of a strong prayer lol then ima stop by the church and grab prayer oil and I’ll be up there so we can pray ..you came over and you looked me in my eyes with the most confidence and told me your son will heal and son will get better and live a long life cause he is my nephew and I love him and God will heal him ..we sat with my wife and son you rubbed the oil on him and you started the prayer and we all three sat there and cried and prayed for hours ...Lil bro these was the moments were I would look up to u as my big brother and inspire me to become a better man like a big brother does ..my daughter Olivia loves you so much and would always say you was her favorite uncle !!!lol you was so pure and genuine and loving bro !!we will always love you Millz and you will always be in my heart and my family’s heart ..I’m so so so sorry brother this hurts me so hard man you didn’t deserve this but as we spoke about this before ..No matter what happens we need to remind ourselves this is all in Gods plan and God had it planned to have his soldier beside him !!Lil bro I’m on my knees crying praying for you and also that God brings us all and your family comfort through this ..MY FAMILY AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND KEEP YOU DEAR IN OUR HEARTS !!AND IM GOING TO FOREVER NE GRATEFUL FOR YOU BEING THERE EVERY SINGLE I MEAN EVERY SINGLE TIME I WAS IN NEED !!I WILL FOREVER LOVE YOU LITTLE BROTHER !!!!
I understand the loss five lost a brother and I’ve lost her husband… This is tragic my condolences and my prayers are with you and your family
- Ariana Bell
Diana and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful son Emilio. I had a quick chat with him at your moms funeral, he was so friendly and seemed so passionate about life. May your heart remember all the great times you have shared together. God bless you all.
- Tony and Jackie Romero
My deepest condolence to the family for losing such a member of our beautiful family so soon. to my cuz mills, I love you bro and will miss you always. you was truly special and greatly loved by a vast amount of people. i thank the lord i was blessed to have been part of your life and loved by you. rest in peace lil brother and ill see you again soon as life is short.
- Tommy Gurule
Millz I can’t believe this happened to you. Feels so unreal still. You were the coolest person to be around. Your energy was always on point and your love for God was undeniable. I wish I would of been able to see you live your dreams, get married and have kids. I know you wanted that so much. I hope it’s beautiful up there and that you’re finally at peace I love you it was an honor knowing you and being your friend. Rest In Peace.🤍🙏🏼
- Ana Elkins
We can not imagine the feeling of suffering such a loss. We send our deepest sympathy and strongest prayers the entire family.
- Dusty and iola Roach
Nino I am so sad that you are not here with us anymore but I am so happy that you were part of my life since I was a baby. I wish we would’ve had more time to spend together. You will always be in my heart and I will always miss you. I know you will be watching over me.
Love, your god daughter Jada
- Jada Hernandez
I feel a loss that I was never able to meet Emillio. My Granddaughter, Kylie Hunt, loved her brother and held him the highest regard. I pray you all will find the strength to get through this very heartbreaking time. I know that God's love is with you and I believe he will wrap his love around you. Rest in peace Emillio.
- Susan Olsen Montgandon
My Deepest Condolences to Diana and the family I had the pleasure of meeting you Emilio on two separate occasions hito you may be gone to be with our Lord Jesus Christ but you'll never be forgotten RIP 🙏 ❤
- Patricia Abeyta
rip yoing homie , even tho we was different neighborhoods , one thing we had was respect, we put that stuff to the side and did are thang , u showed me respect and love ', and i gave it back to u , u was a good respectful young man i have to show my respects to u and ur family , so gone to soon , but god knew it was time from this world , rip millz OG hogg 🙏🏽
- hogg boss
OH PRIMO I STILL CANT BELIEVE THIS IM GOING TO MISS YOU SO MUCH I WILL MISS YOUR WEEKLY CALLS CHECKING ON ME TO MAKE SURE IM OK AND ASKING TO START PIECING OUT WORK TOGETHER. I TAUGHT YOU SO MUCH OF WHAT I KNOW ABOUT OUR TRADE WE HAD SO MUCH FUN AT WORK AND YOU ALWAYS HAD MY BACK YOU NEVER LET GUYS GIVE ME A HARD TIME WHEN I HAD TO GET ON THEM FOR NOT DOING THEIR JOBS OR IF THEY WAS JUST SITTING AROUND, I LOVED THAT ABOUT YOU , YOU LOVED YOUR FAMILY AND MADE SURE THEY WAS SAFE NO MATTER WHAT. MILLZ YOUR LIFE ON EARTH WAS CUT SHORT AND YOU DID NOT DESERVE THIS BUT I KNOW YOUR IN THE ARMS OF OF OUR SAVIOR SMILING DOWN AT US TRYING TO COMFORT US IN WHATEVER WAY YOU CAN. I LOVE YOU MY COUSIN AND I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOON BECAUSE OUR LIFE HERE IS SHORT BUT WE WILL BE HANGING OUT TOGETHER FOREVER AND I CANT WAIT FOR THAT. I LOVE YOU PRIMO AND I WILL MISS YOU BAD...
- Dominic Ingersoll
Duey, Diane and Girls.... My God I don't know where to even start beside I sure loved Millz Im gonna miss his weekly phone calls of him just checking up on me and to say I love you primo. His heart was true and pure he had a ton of love inside of him and he truly did love Jesus and was not afraid to show it so I know he is in heaven next to the Lord smiling. I love you guys very much and pray God is giving you some comfort. I love you all. Dominic
- Dominic Ingersoll
Sending you all my love Aunt Diana, Ericka, and Dasia. I pray that God will give you the strength to endure this. Emillio was a beautiful person, inside and out. I will always remember the love he had for his family, his faith and his smile.
- Reanna Cruz
Oh Millz, u were always such a fun and sincere guy. I will cherish All the memories I have with u, and all the crazy times when u lived with me and Lo in Vegas! Thank u for always keeping in contact after Lo passed, I hope u give him a big hug up there from me and Royal. My deepest sympathy goes out to ur family, help guide them from above. You will be truly missed by many. Rest in love 🙏🏼🕊💚
Praying for all of the family,God is with you.. He's in heaven with all the rest who have gone before.. Resting in the arms of Jesus.. sending all our Love.
- AUNT BECKY AND FAMILY
Sorry for your loss Emilio May you rest in peace I send my condolences to your mom and your family your twin sisters as well God bless
- RoseAnn storm
Such a sad loss! May you rest in peace!!
Say Hello to my dad!! Sending Love to all your family through this difficult time...
Jessica Archuleta & Anthony Esparza
- Jessica N Archuleta
Diane and Dasia Ericka , Our heart’s are broken but from this tragedy just knowing that Emilio is with his Lord and Savior. 😞
- Gary & Lonnie Cruz
Praying for you my Dueinsito. God be with you love you Aunt Margie.. love you all my heart breaks for you.
Thinking of you and holding you close in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. May God surround you with his love and comfort to help get you through this. My heart goes out to you and your family.
- Michelle Garcia-Simmons (Derek)
I’m sorry you got taken from us like this bro smh and we just linked back up with each other couple months ago in Vegas.. I’m praying for you and your family my G.
My condolences to Emilios family, Wishing you peace to bring comfort for the days ahead, And loving memories to stay in your heart forever.
- Savannah Favila
I miss you I don’t want this be our life, I’m heartbroken I love you so much I’m lost without you baby!!!
Diane, Ericka and Dasia, we are so sorry about Emilio's passing... we still can't believe it. What a beautiful obituary tribute to him. He will always be remembered for his kindness, his love for Jesus Christ, his love of sharing the gospel, and his love for his family and friends. May our Emilio rest in eternal peace with all those who have gone before him. We will miss him, but we know he lives on forever in our hearts. All our love and sympathy during this difficult time.
- Joey and Renae Cruz