Julianne Salgado

Dec. 30, 1940 - Feb. 6, 2008

Julianne Salgado, daughter of Gloria (nee Butchke) Graves of Sullivan and the late Lawrence L Graves, was born Dec. 30, 1940, in Summit, and passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, in Springfield, Mo.

She got her first horse at age 12, which led to a lifelong passion for horses and animals. She was an advocate for animals and people who could not speak for themselves. She did for others without condition.

She was a 4-H Club leader with several clubs in Wisconsin and a mentor to hundreds of youngsters. She was a member of the Ava Saddle Club, the Douglas County Fox Trotter Association, and in Wisconsin, the Kettle Moraine Rough Rider Drill Team. She received a ribbon in trail versatility in the 2007 Fox Trotters competition. Julianne enjoyed traveling, especially with animals, was generous of time and spirit, and an attentive mother.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her loving husband of 49 years, Richard F. Salgado; her mother, Gloria (nee Butchke) Graves of Sullivan; two children, Steven Salgado of New Berlin and Lori Gamroth of Dousman; four siblings, Neil Graves of Squires, Mo., Kathryn McHugh of Waukesha, Colleen Bliffert of Dousman and Bonnie Pakula of Sullivan; five grandchildren, Brent, Gregory, Thomas, William and Daniel; and three great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Gracie and Richard.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at St. Leo Catholic Church, Ava, Mo. Inurnment will be in Frye Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, or at www.leukemia-lymphoma.org.

For more information, call Clinkingbeard Funeral Home at (417) 683-4115. Online condolences may be made at www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com.