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Life Story / Obituary
With a life that spanned times of war and times of peace, times of plenty and times of want, Salvador Cid lived life to the fullest while holding his loved ones near. He was a hardworking man who wholeheartedly applied himself to whatever task was at hand, and his willingness to help others in any way he could was easy to see. Salvador was the sort of person who never let anything ruffle his feathers, and when it came to his timeless wisdom, he liked to remind others that if they didn’t have anything nice to say, they should just keep quiet. A devoted husband and loving father, Salvador was thrilled beyond measure to witness his family tree blossom to include numerous branches of loved ones who were his greatest source of pride and joy. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
At the end of WWI in 1918, America was recognized as a world leader for the first time and poised for greatness. With the eyes of the world focused on our shores for what was to come, we did not disappoint as the decade that followed became the decade we refer to as the Roaring Twenties. Innovation was taking us places we had never been, and things like radios, washing machines, and motion pictures in both color and sound were among the most notable advancements of the decade. It was just as this exciting time was getting started that Pedro and Alfonsa (Hurtado) Cid were eagerly awaiting the birth of their new baby as February dawned in Bayard, Nebraska, in 1921. The big day finally arrived when the baby boy they named Salvador drew his first breath on February 20th. He was the fifth of ten children in his family, and he was raised in the family home alongside his siblings, Maria Luisa, Manuel, Pedro, Alberto, Alfredo, Elvira, Rodolfo, Soledad and Jose, in Bayard, located in Morrill County as well as in Zacatecas, Mexico.
In many ways, Salvador experienced an enjoyable upbringing. His parents were hardworking migrant farm workers, instilling within Salvador and his siblings a strong work ethic that would serve them well. While growing up he was interested in horses and the charro, or cowboy, lifestyle. Salvador attended local schools through the fourth grade.
On December 7, 1941, the American landscape was forever changed with the attack on our naval base in Pearl Harbor. War was declared the next day, and Salvador become one of the countless young men called to serve their country during this time of great need. WWII raged on until late summer of 1945. As a civilian, Salvador made a career as a railroad worker and also as an auto worker.
New and exciting changes were in store for Salvador when he met the young woman who would forever hold the key to his heart. Her name was Genoveva, and they met in Omaha, Nebraska. Sparks flew right from the start, and it wasn’t long before the couple found themselves deeply in love. With a desire to establish a life together, Salvador and his sweetheart were married in Detroit, Michigan. Together they welcomed three children including Salvador Jr., Luisa, and Ana into their hearts and home. Their Shih-Tzu, Paloma, was also an additional member of their family.
Throughout his life, Salvador was a bustle of activity and a man of many interests. He looked forward to family reunions and visits to Mexico and California as well as his 90th birthday celebration in Livonia when several family members and friends made an appearance. Within his community, Salvador was a member of UAW Local 600, VFW Post 345, and the American Legion. Around home he kept busy with cooking and baking, gardening, woodworking, and knitting, and he enjoyed watching his Mexican telenovelas or soap operas as well as old westerns. When it came to music, Salvador liked Mexican ranchera and mariachi music, especially while enjoying his favorite drink, Sauza Silver Tequila.
When reflecting on the life of Salvador Cid, it is easy to see that he was a happy go lucky guy who enjoyed being with his family and friends. When asked how he was doing he usually replied with, “Feeling better than yesterday,” and he was never one to worry about what he had. Salvador was a man of purpose whose life was an inspiration to everyone he met. He will be forever missed.
Salvador Cid died on July 24, 2015. Salvador’s family includes his children, Salvador Jr. (Michelle), Luisa (Gerardo) Romero and, Genoveva Ana Cid; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with “Time of Sharing” at 7:00pm followed by a VFW Ritual Service at 7:30pm at our Neely-Turowski Funeral Home; 30200 Five Mile (btn Merriman and Middlebelt). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Angela Hospice. Sign the guest book and share memories at: www.TurowskiLifeStory.com