"She didn't seem to have any other health problems," said H&H co-owner Maynard Haddad.
Owners Kenneth and Maynard Haddad
attributed the restaurant's success partly to Arte's kind and generous personality.
always knew what you might want or need," Maynard Haddad
knew how to take care of customers -- she
was from the school that understood what good service was all about.
Sure, we'll hire someone else, but it won't be the same."
The news came as a shock to customers and the staff who recalled how tough she
Seven years ago, Arte survived an assault outside her
home in Juárez, Haddad
A group of men, wanting her
purse, attacked her
Arte courageously fought them and kicked several of them in the groin before they began to stab her
escaped death by pretending to die on the street, where her
attackers left her
It took her
a year to recover.
was a courageous and strong woman," Maynard Haddad
said the restaurant plans to have a memorial service for Arte.
Collections are being taken for her
Arte Salinas is survived by three children.
Though H&H will hire someone else, "no one will replace her
," Maynard Haddad