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Eris Elizabeth Salvador

June 22, 2021 ~ August 6, 2021

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Eris Salvador, 81, passed away August 6, 2021 at her home in Yuma, Colorado. Born June 22, 1940 in Fort Morgan, Colorado to Walter and Ruby Yearous, Eris graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1957 and went to Northeastern Junior College.  Eris met her future husband, Marvin Salvador, in Sterling, Colorado while attending school.  Eris and Marvin were married in Fort Morgan on October 4, 1959 and lived in Yuma for their entire married life. The adoption of their son Eric Ray became final on April 4, 1966. There is a treasured family story that provides evidence of how excited Eris was to become Eric’s mother.  Eris drove to find and share the important update with Marvin and when she jumped out of the car to tell Marvin the news, Eris left her car in drive. Marvin had to chase the car down on foot, jump in, step on the brake and put the car in park before they could celebrate becoming a family.  Eris was known for her quiet dignity and grace when navigating life; but, informing Marvin of the arrival of Eric was one example of when her personal joy and exuberance could not be contained.  Eris felt truly blessed and honored to raise, nurture and unconditionally love Eric; but, Eric believes that he was the lucky one to have had such an adoring and affectionate mother. He loved her with all his soul and they shared a special bond the rest of her life.  Eris worked for the Yuma School District, Yuma County Transportation for Dorothy Hickman for approximately 20 years and Yuma County Grain for John Andrews and Dick Stallings for close to 35 years.  Eris enjoyed quilting and embroidering kitchen tea towels.  Family and friends benefited from Eris’ hobbies and passions because she always translated her interests into gifts to others bestowing many cherished quilts that were handcrafted with love and care as well as many fun tea towels enhanced by her talents.  Eris along with her best friend and sister Phyllis and brother Bob enjoyed many getaways in Estes Park, Colorado. Many of her favorite experiences were spent in the Estes Park area, at Camp Dunraven and during summers with her Grandma Yearous at the cabin in Jamestown, Colorado.  Eris’ mountain adventures and her associated prized memories started during childhood and spanned adulthood.  Eris, Phyllis and Bob enjoyed many winter days valuing each other’s company, wisdom, wit and stories while putting puzzles together.  Eris enjoyed bowling for many years including a trip to Reno, Nevada to bowl in the National Bowling Tournament and many State Bowling Tournaments with her mother Ruby and sisters Phyllis and Pat.  There were many road trips and one such trip to Las Vegas with her sisters Phyllis and Pat and nieces Brenda and Melissa was a very memorable trip for everyone and one example of many whereby Eris contributed to the precious and invaluable experience of family members connecting across generations to share and experience the journey of life and relationships.  Eris could bring the best qualities of humanity and orneriness to any conversation and sometimes accomplish both at the same time.  Eris became a godmother to her great-nephew and took the role very seriously making milestones in the lives of great-nephews Zach and Luke a priority in her life.  As Eric pursued his own life and dreams, Eris was able to visit Eric in Florida and California and over a lifetime they broadened each other’s horizons in different ways through many adventures together. Survivors include her son Eric and his husband Micheal Hruska, brother Robert Yearous, sisters Patricia Jilek and Deborah Stokes and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Salvador in 1998, her parents Walter & Ruby Yearous, brother Wayne Yearous, sister Phyllis Weimer and nephews Shawn Yearous and Bryan Bath. There will be no formal service.

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