Jo Ann Andrea Myers (1947 – 2023)

Jo Ann Andrea Salazar Myers, 76, died surrounded by her family on November 24, 2023, in Salida.

She was born in Salida on February 10, 1947, to Cordi and Joe Salazar. Jo Ann graduated from Salida High School in 1965, Rockmont College in Longmont, and completed computer training at IBM in Missouri.

She married her husband, Milton (Bud) in 1966. Together they had four children, Kurt, Cindy, Gayle and Lisa. She taught Cubbies at Salida Baptist Church, and continued teaching Grace Kids at Grace Church.

She was a devout Christian and her faith in the Lord showed by her devotion to her church and her volunteer work with the children that continued through her battle with cancer. She loved playing scrabble, word games, and playing “Pac-man” with her kids.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Milton (Bud), children Kurt Myers, Cindy Schuster, Gayle Wood (Derryl), Lisa (Donald) Barragan, grandchildren Denise, David, Donald, Madisyn, Lucas, Reece and Lindsey, siblings Judy Tanner, Liz Gonzales, Jim Salazar and numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral services are set for 11 am on Friday, December 1st at Grace Church. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Friends who desire may make memorial contributions to Grace Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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