The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Chavarria, Sylvia G.
Sylvia G. Chavarria - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2001 - Sylvia G. Chavarria, 50, passed away May 22, 2001. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment, Riverside Cemetery. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Chavez, Adelina
Adelina "Della" Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 1997 - Adelina "Della" Chavez, 82, of Rocky Ford, died Sept. 17, 1997, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital, Pueblo. Vigil for the deceased, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 1997. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997. Both services at St. Peter Catholic Church, Rocky Ford.

Chavez, Agnes
Agnes Chavez – Pueblo Chieftain – September 19, 2006 - Born July 5, 1928, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 16, 2006, after her third bout with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Victoria Montoya; sister, Ruby (Bill) Pino; brothers, Eloy Montoya and Eddie (Ruby) Montoya; mother- and father-in-law, Alice and Feliciano Chavez; brothers-in-law, Rubel (Ophelia) Chavez, Lawrence Chavez and Joe D'Cristina. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Obed Chavez; children, Denise (Tom) Vigil, Daniel (Sharon) Chavez, James (Annamaria) Chavez and Jean Baros. She also is survived by 13 grandchildren, Tommy Vigil (Veronica Montano), Nathan (Christina) Chavez, Seintel Vigil (Matt Garbiso), Justin Baros, Justine Baros, Nicole Chavez, Danielle Chavez, Brandon Chavez, James Chavez, Jared Baros, Katelynn Chavez, Sarah Chavez; three great-grandchildren, Justus Chavez, Thomas Vigil III and Daymn Chavez; sister, Sue D'Cristina; brother, Bill (Nancy) Montoya; sisters-in-law, Estelle Montoya, Ruth Garcia, Evie (Pete) Ulibarri, Pricilla Smolucha and Adela Halverson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Agnes was an avid Broncos fan and loved all sports. She especially loved to watch her grandchildren play sports. Agnes had a tremendous love for her family and looked forward to her family gatherings every Sunday at her home. She also enjoyed her Monday Cripple Creek dates with her husband. Agnes was greatly loved by all her family and will be missed tremendously. Our family extends thanks to all the friends and family who supported us and all who cared for our mother at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, including Dr. M. Wood, Dr. G. Lane and especially to Dr. Settipani. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Thursday. Vigil, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by the Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday; both services, Holy Family Parish. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.

Chavez, Alfred Pete
Alfred Pete Chavez - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 5, 2000 - Mr. Alfred Pete Chavez, 91, died March 2, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a maintenance worker retired from the railroad. He served in the Army from 1948 to 1950. Mr. Chavez was born June 8, 1908, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Ramon Chavez and Rufina Padilla, who are deceased. He was married in 1937 to Josephine Baca, who is deceased. He is survived by two sons, Robert and Steve; four daughters, Betty Gallegos, Stella Barney, Angie J. Chavez and Cecelia Robles; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church-Southgate, 1830 S. Corona Ave. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo.

Chavez, Alvina Marie
Alvina Marie Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1999 - Alvina Marie Chavez, 74, passed away Sept. 9, 1999, the result of an auto accident in Gallup, N.M. A Pueblo resident since 1949, Mrs. Chavez was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Yankee, N.M. She was known for her outgoing ways to help people. She also organized various bus tours to New Mexico, Cripple Creek and other various sites. She also loved to listen to her daughter Irene's music and making people laugh. In 1942, she married Manuel E. Chavez at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Mrs. Chavez is preceded in death by her parents, Alfredo and Erinea Sandoval; a son, Manuel E. Chavez Jr.; grandson, Keith Aguilar; a sister, Odelia St. Vrain; her beloved husband of 57 years, Manuel Ernest Chavez; and daughter, Irene Julia Roybal, both in the same accident Sept. 9, 1999. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Kathy (Art) Lapp, Denver, John (Joan) Chavez, Pueblo, Josy (Rick) Mitchell, DeDe (Robert) Chavez, all of Las Vegas, Nev., Claudine (Dwayne) Sanchez, Pueblo; siblings, Sam Sandoval, Pueblo, Emily Pineda, Lemon Grove, Calif., John (Sophie) Sandoval, Los Angeles, Calif., Fred (Mollie) Sandoval, Aurora, Dora (Louis) Zinnanti, Pueblo, Lillian (Rudy) Roybal, Rye; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends to include special friend, Helen Jaggers, Pueblo. Alvina and Manuel would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary Sept. 19. Visitation Tuesday, noon until 4 p.m., Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church, 2728 Lakeview Ave., Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to U.S. Bank.

Chavez, Amarante
Amarante Chavez - Rocky Mountain News – September 15, 1911, Page 4 – Martinez Sanchez, Pueblo wedding to Martina Martinez at the home of the bride in Salt Creek. Murder committed by a reject suitor of the bride, broke up wedding festivities. The crime is thought to have resulted in the death of Fabino Gallegos and Amarante Chavez. At the hospital Chavez made effort to tell who did the shooting but was too weak. He said one single word, "Cirranio", this is thought to be the first name of the man who fired the shots. Two theories result, one being that the shooting of Gallegos happened because he was being shown more favor during the dance than the murderer, and the shooter was an unsuccessful suitor for the hand of the bride and created a disturbance. Chavez, a friend of the man who was killed interposed and was shot. Amarante Chavez -Rocky Mountain News - September 16, 1911 - At Pueblo, a search has failed to reveal the hiding place of La Falla Fipiono, who is alleged to have shot and killed Sabino Gallegos and Amarante Chavez, following a wedding there last evening. He had lived here about three years. Sheriff McMillan learned that a month ago Fipiono's wife deserted him. The men quarreled at the dance and Fipiono pulled a revolver and fired at Gallegos, whom he accused of breaking up his home. Sanchez, a friend of Gallegos, interfered and received two fatal wounds.

Chavez, Anton Botello
Anton (Tony) Botello Chavez - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 20, 2008 - Anton (Tony) Botello Chavez, October 16, 1909 - February 15, 2008, 98, died peacefully at his home of 51 years in Security CO on Fri, Feb 15 2008. He is survived by his wife Thelma, daughter Darlene Wells, of Security, and son Guy of Denver. He has one surviving brother, Eugene of Salinas, CA. "Tony" has 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons Gregory (1970) and Larry Chavez (1996). Tony was born on Oct 16, 1909 in Pueblo, CO. Tony served in the Armed Forces from 1942-1946 and saw Active Duty from 1943-1946 when he was honorably discharged. Tony married Thelma Fitzpatrick in Nov 1946; they recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. He worked in a Civil Service position at Ft Carson for 30 years until retirement. Tony served as a Boy Scout master for Troop 73 during the 1960's. He was a Lifetime member of the American Legion Post 38 in Colorado Springs where he served as Post Commander in 1971 and 72. He was actively involved in the Pikes Peak or Bust rodeo for a number of years and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and VFW. Visitation will be Thurs, Feb 21 from 4-7 pm at Dove-Witt Funeral Home, 6630 S Hwy 85/87 Security, CO. followed by a Rosary service at 6 pm. A Funeral Mass will be Friday Feb 22, 11:15 am, Holy Family Catholic Church, 331 Main St, Security. Lunch will be served immediately following the service. A private burial will be at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Chavez, Antonio
Antonio Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2005 - Antonio Chavez, 71, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, Jan. 26, 2005. Born March 15, 1933, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Procopio and Concepcion Chavez; sister, Flora Rodriguez. Survived by loving wife, Sophia Chavez; children, Dennis (Teri) Chavez, Brenda Gomez, Brian Chavez, Joe (Shonda) Martinez; mother-in-law, Lucy Quintana; sisters, Sarah (Ambrose) Rodriguez, Adela Rodriguez, Rose (Rene) Escareno, Jennie (Hisa) Sakahara, Lydia (Alfonso) Garcia, Betty Gonzales, Pauline Velasquez, Roberta Chavez, Irene (Ray) Miller; grandchildren, Hannah Chavez, Devan and Deandra Gomez, Michael, Meagan and Mitch Martinez; numerous other relatives and friends. Antonio graduated from Central High School in 1951, ROTC captain and the FBI (Film Busters Inc.). He also played semi-pro baseball. He retired from the CF&I in 1984 after 33 years of service. He was a part of several clubs including, St. Charles Senior Citizen and Latino Clubs. He enjoyed fishing, camping and was an avid sports fan. His favorite music was country and classical, his favorite singers were Jorge Niegte, Jose Alfredo Jiminez, Vicki Carr, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and Pedro Infante and many others. He loved Mariachi music, traveling, dancing and attending the State Fair. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. Special thanks to Jay Mason, caregiver for reliable care. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, at Holy Family Church.

Chavez, Antonio Michael
Antonio Michael Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2003 - Antonio Michael Chavez, 77, born May 8, 1925, in Pueblo, passed away March 1, 2003. Known to family and friends as "Punchy." He served both in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. He was a retired construction worker. Survived by his wife, Carmen Hernandez Chavez; children, Mercedes (Santos) Granillo II, Rebecca Ortiz, Lorraine (Arthur) Solis, Timothy (Peggy) Ortiz, Antoinette Chavez, Jeanette (Gerald) Trujillo; siblings, Louis (Josephine) Jimenez, Pete (Lucy) Jimenez, Bea (John) Cisneros, Linda (Arthur) Escobedo, Rose (Richard) Guerrero and Mary Lazo; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Punchy is preceded in death by his parents, Felipe and Juesita (Mendez) Jimenez; sister, Sara Pena; brother, Lupe Jimenez; his son, Michael F. Ortiz; and nephew, boxer David "Day Day" Santos. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday and Mass of Christian Burial, 1 p.m. Friday; both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Father Thomas Hinni C.M. celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1618 Jackson.

Chavez, Belinda Lucero
Belinda Lucero Chavez - Galt Herald – February 14, 2004 – Galt, California – Belinda Lucero Chavez of Galt died Sept. 8, 2003 in Sacramento. Born May 29, 1914 in Walsenburg, Colorado to Lorencito and Elisa Lucero, she was raised in Sanford, Colorado and lived in Courtland for 30 years. Surviving her are her children, Joe B, Henry, Abe, Ruth, Joe "Ray" and Zella Chavez; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Solomon Chavez, preceded her in death. A Mass of Christian burial was held Sept. 12 at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Galt with committal following at St. Mary's Cemetery in Sacramento. Ben Salas Funeral Home made arrangements.

Chavez, Carlos
Carlos Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 2003 - Carlos Chavez, 51, born May 28, 1952, in Pueblo, passed away at the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center in Walsenburg on Aug. 28, 2003. Mr. Chavez was retired from the Walsenburg Police Department with the rank of lieutenant with 14 years of service. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1970 and the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy. Member of Colorado Police Protective Association, the Fraternal Order of Police. He was also a recipient of the American Red Cross Life Saving Award of Merit. He was an avid big game hunter and got his deer or elk each season. He was an excellent tracker and fisherman. He also enjoyed spending time with his family at various outings and always had a good joke to tell. Mr. Chavez is preceded in death by his mother, Aurora Chavez; brothers, Leroy and Armando Chavez. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, June Serrato Chavez; children, Valerie Chavez and David Serrato; siblings, Ralph (Clorinda) Gonzales, Jimmy Chavez, Patricia Chavez and Elizabeth Davis; father, Ernestro Gonzales; grandson, David Vincent Serrato; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Both services, St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Richard A. Wehrmeyer, C.M., celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Eagles Hall, Walsenburg, following the burial rites.

Chavez, Carmella Marie
Carmella Marie Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2006 - Celebrating the Life of Carmella Marie Chavez Carmella was born in Aguilar, Colo., July 16, 1930. Departed this life March 9, 2006. Member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Loving mother, wife and grandma. Preceded in death by husband, Facundo Chavez; daughter, Betty Elaine Chavez; son, Dennis Allen Chavez; parents, Manuel and Estefanita Martinez; sisters, Dorothy Finn, Mary Vigil, Josephine Sisneros and Dora Garcia; brothers, Fermin, Manuel, Roy and Charles Martinez. Survived by one sister, Margaret Martinez; daughters, Barbara Gonzales (Fred), Bernadette (Joe Ben) Vigil, Debra (Houston) Pittman, Picayune, Miss., Rebecca (Anthony), Padilla, Roberta (Gary) Gardner, Charlene (Joseph) Pacheco, Valerie (Steve) Lujan, Loretta Arguello (Jack), Henderson, Nev., Beverly (Gerald) Gold, Marlene (Jay) Chavez; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild: Sharon Vasquez (Justin, Gavin), Mark Gonzales (Denise/ Andrew, Shyla, Zack, Markusa, Carlos), Terry/Troy Hudran (Tristian, Teilar), Mario Vigil (Althea), Noah Pittman, Misty Herrera (Brandon), (Jericko, Jeovoni, Meikaya), Darlene Romero (Adrian/ O'shiauna), Jazz, Zack and Helory Padilla/ Jacob and Lou Jr. Lucero, Brian/Mindy Roman (Brock, Brandt), Kevin Roman, Gary Jr. and Nicole, Samantha, Coby and Alyssa Gardner, Laura and Dominick Gardner and Adam Gardner, Matea and Julian Pacheco, Janelle, Brendi, Alyssa Lujan, Chanelle, Desiree Arguello, Shanae Coca, Jared and Jayce Gold, Angelo, Austin Chavez; Godchildren, Phyllis Samora, Larry Martinez, Matea Pacheco, others; numerous nephews, nieces and relatives. Special thanks to Toni, Peggy and hospice staff, Angelus, St. Francis, Okeahialam Rev. Patrick, CSSP. Viewing, 12 to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, 1101 E. Evans. Rosary, 7 p.m. today; Funeral, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2006; both at St. Francis, 611 Logan; Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Following the funeral, Family and friends will gather at St. Francis Mediterranean Room. The family will receive visitors at 105 Lamar.

Chavez, Carmen Carmel
Carmen Carmel Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1997 - Carmen Carmel Chavez, 73, of Crowley, died in La Junta on Dec. 23, 1997. Services at Rocky Ford Catholic Church on Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial in Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Chavez, Cecelia
Cecelia Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2004 - Cecelia Chavez, 78, of Pueblo, Colo., was called home by the angel of the Lord, on June 17, 2004. Preceded in death by her father, Arthur Acosta; mother, Dolores Vigil; and sister, Dolores Suarez. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 60 years, Loran; children, Karen (Clarence) Vialpando of Golden, Colo., Larry (Diane) Chavez, Jerry (Roberta) Chavez, Gene (Wilma) Chavez of Pueblo, and Alan (Rhonda) Chavez of Louisville, Ky.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Cecelia had many friends in Pueblo as well as special friends in El Paso, Texas. Cecelia was the loving wife and homemaker of Loran's for 60 years. She also was a proud member of Saint Charles Senior Citizens Club, Latin American Club, and the former ERO Club of Pueblo. She was a volunteer with SRDA and the Colorado Share Program. She was best known as the driving force behind the music and business careers of Loran Chavez. Rosary service will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2004. Funeral services will follow immediately at 10 a.m. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Loran and the entire Chavez family would like to invite family and friends to share their memories, thoughts and prayers from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004, at the home of Larry Chavez Sr. Address: 18 Caledonia, Pueblo, CO, 81001. Per her request no viewing.

Chavez, Cecilia Inez
Cecilia Inez "Cookie" Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2001 - Cecilia Inez "Cookie" Chavez, 66, departed this life May 23, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born March 5, 1935. She was an avid Denver Bronco fan. She loved listening to Mexican music, traveling, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Idioncia Chavez; son, Arthur "Punky" Jaramillo; sister, Mary Lou Castro; and two grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Darryl Jaramillo, Duane (Melissa) Jaramillo, Cheryl (Conrad) Valdez, David Rodriguez, Deborah (Robert) Duncan, Elizabeth Rodriguez (Leroy Guzman)a brother, Isaac (Corrina) Chavez; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 3705 Bison Lane.

Chavez, Celestino
Celestino Chavez - Huerfano World - February 13, 2003 - Celestino Chavez, 83, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003 at the St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Cremation was at the Imperial /Almont Crematory with interment Saturday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m., at the North St. Mary Cemetery.

Chavez, Cleotilde
Cleotilde Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1987 - Cleotilde Chavez passed away in Pueblo, July 18, 1987. Survived by six sons and four daughters, Fred (Alice) Chavez, Hansen, Idaho, Henry Chavez, Pueblo, Abel (Pricilla) Chavez, Grand Junction, John (Kathy) Chavez, Felix Chavez Jr., both of Farmington, N.M., Jerry Chavez, Olathe, Orlinda (Joe) Salazar and Nancy (Chris) Archuleta, both of Farmington, N.M., Julia (Tim) Vigil, Pueblo, Grace (Dave) Vigil, Tucson, Ariz. Also survived by five sisters, Benerita Abila, Colorado Springs, Anne Quintana, Olathe, Millie Vigil and Frances Terrones, Pueblo, and Mary Archuleta, Red Wing. There are 58 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Born Nov. 5, 1906, in Gardner and was the daughter of Manuel and Manualita Valdez. On April 18, 1927, Mrs. Chavez married the late Felix Chavez. Mrs. Chavez was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Olathe. Services will be held under the direction of the Montrose Valley Funeral Home in Montrose.

Chavez, Concepcion A.
Concepcion A. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2003 - Concepcion A. Chavez, 91, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 25, 2003. Born Dec. 8, 1911, in Guanacevi, Durango, Mexico. Preceded in death by her parents, Maximo and Sara (Arciniega) Acosta; husband, Procopio Chavez; daughter, Flora Rodriguez; great-granddaughter, Brianna Martinez; aunt, Candelaria Acosta; brother, Benny Acosta; sisters, Maria Rivera and Jesusita Calderon; sons-in-law, Raymond (Skeeter) Velasquez, Jess Rodriguez and Jose Gonzales. Survived by her brother, Nick Acosta of Pueblo; sisters, Lupe Arellano of Denver, Margie Mercado, Pauline Acosta, and Dorothy Bubak of Las Vegas, Nev. She leaves to cherish her precious memory, her children, Roberta Chavez of the family home, Sarah (Ambrose) Rodriguez, Adela Rodriguez, Antonio (Sophie) Chavez, Rose (Rene) Escareno, Jennie (Hisa) Sakahara, Lydia (Alfonso) Garcia, Betty Gonzales, Pauline Velasquez, Irene (Ray) Miller; and special granddaughter, Debra Jo Castro of Santa Clara, Calif. She lived to love, inspire, and enjoy 37 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, and 31 great-great-grandchildren. She accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior when she was 13 years of age and devoted her life to him. She was a longtime member of Templo La Hermosa Church where she served in many capacities - as Presidenta de La Sociedad de Las Damas, as a church council member, and many years as treasurer. She will be lovingly remembered by her family for the great love she shared with them and also for her biblical teachings and her strong faith in God. Her gentle touch and warm smile will be greatly missed. Funeral service, today, 11 a.m. at Templo La Hermosa Church, 1516 Roselawn Road, with the Rev. Rafael Salas and Rev. Mike Chavez as officiants. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Chavez, Cordelia
Cordelia Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2001 - Cordelia Chavez, 91, Center, Colo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, St. Joseph Church, Monte Vista, Colo.

Chavez, Daniel
Daniel Chavez - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - March 29, 2005 - Daniel Chavez, 84, died March 15, 2005 peacefully at his home in Trinidad, Colo. He was born May 6, 1920 in Sopris, Colo. to Dodoterio and Tomasita (Gonzales) Chavez. He was married to Stella Olivia Montoya on May 25, 1946. He worked as a miner for 14 years and then in construction for over 25 years before he retired. He worked at the CC camps for 3 1/2 years before leaving for the military and serving in WWII. He was a highly decorated WWII veteran, where he served in most European theaters including; D-day, The Big Red One, and Normandy. He was missing in action, wounded in action twice and awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Normandy Medal and many others. He is survived by his wife Olivia Chavez; son Daniel Chavez Jr.; daughter Tomi (Gary) Bragg; granddaughter Rhonda (Robert) Lawson; great-granddaughters Mandi Chavez, Kasey Gonzales and Tori Lawson all from Denver, Colo.; first cousin Ernie Medina from Trinidad, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Cremation was held and there will be private family services at a later date. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Chavez, Debbie Yvonne
Debbie Yvonne Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2005 - Debbie Yvonne Chavez, 45, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 23, 2005. Debbie will join her father Ramon Chavez in Heaven who passed away June 12, 1989. Survived by her son, Christopher Chavez of Pueblo; her beloved mother, Jennie Chavez of the family home; brothers, Leo (Pearl) Chavez, Joseph (Judy) Chavez; sister, Nora Chavez Atencio all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and other family members. Debbie will be deeply missed by her family. There will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 , 2:00 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chavez, Della G.
Della G. Chavez - Denver Post - September 28, 1994 - Della G. Chavez Insurance Administrator, 89 - Della G. Chavez of Denver, an insurance administrator, died Saturday at Garden Terrace Nursing Home. She was 89. A mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 2190 S. Sheridan Blvd. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. She was born Dec. 9, 1904, in Walsenburg. Her husband, J. Eugene Chavez, is deceased. Mrs. Chavez was employed by the city and county of Denver as an insurance administrator. She was active in politics and was past president of the Denver and state Jane Jefferson Democratic clubs. She served on the building committee at the Anna Louise Johnson Community Center in the Elyria neighborhood. She was a member of the Carmelite Society at St. Cajetan Church. She is survived by a son, Eugene; a sister, Stella Johnson; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Chavez, Dorothy Marie
Dorothy Marie Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2006 - Dorothy Marie Chavez, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2006. She was 72. She was born in Denver, lived in Lakewood and most recently lived in Pueblo. Dorothy was a life long advocate of education for all and she worked in many areas of education. Most recently she worked with the children at the Cesar Chavez Academy/ Dolores Huerta Preparatory School. She also served as the school historian. Dorothy also worked many years for the Colorado Historical Society in the education department and was a valuable asset on the board of the Historical Society in Pueblo. Dorothy was very adventurous and loved planning trips to Mexico, California and around Colorado. Her favorite pastime was her family and she was an avid family historian who never forgot a birthday or anniversary. A visitation will be at Trevino Chapel of Roses on Friday, March 10, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the Committal Service will be at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area A on Monday, March 13, at 11 a.m. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Peter Chavez. Survivors include her sons, Peter Chavez, Paul Chavez and Mark Chavez; her daughters-in-law, Billie Jo Chavez, Deb Chavez and Marianne Chavez; her grandchildren, Paul, Ben, Joeline, Crystal, Caitlin and Gabriel; and her great-grandchildren, Cameron, Braxton, Shayley, Darien and Cadence. She was preceded in death by her sister, Virgie Chavez; and her brothers, Arthur Chavez, Abe Chavez and Benito Chavez, Jr. She is also survived by her sister, Dolly Krashes, special friend, Joaquin Diaz and family. She will always be remembered and missed by all who loved her.

Chavez, Eleanore
Eleanore Chavez - Denver Post - August 13, 1992 - Eleanore Chavez Denver homemaker, 77 - Eleanore Chavez of Denver, a homemaker, died Monday at her home. She was 77. Mass will be said at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Presentation of Our Lady Catholic Church, West Seventh Avenue and Julian Street. Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. She was born Nov. 27, 1914, in Walsenburg. On Oct. 4, 1935, she married Claude Chavez in Gardner. Mrs. Chavez was a member of the Presentation of Our Lady Altar and Rosary Society. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Marion McLaughlin and Cleo Wilson; three sons, John, Everett and G. Steve; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Metro Denver, 3955 E. Exposition Ave., Suite 500, Denver 80209-5033.

Chavez, Elias Joe
Elias Joe Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 1998 - Elias Joe Chavez, 72, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 6, 1998. Born on Oct. 10, 1926, in Sena, N.M. Preceded in death by his former wife, Mary E. Chavez- and his parents, Felipe and Leonor Chavez- also one brother, Ramon Chavez. Survived by children, Rosemary (Larry) Saiz, Villanueva, N.M., Esther Gonzales, Denver, Anna Lill" (Henry) Roman, Pueblo, Tony Chavez, Pueblo, Steve (Lupe) Chavez, Pueblo, and Joseph E. (Trudy) Chavez, Pueblo- brother, Severo Chavez, Sena, N.M.- sisters, Grace (Pablo) Aguilar, Sena, N.M., Caroline (John) Gallegos, Villanueva, N.M., Angie (Bill) Fisher, Las Vegas, N.M., Simona (Alex) Trujillo, Colorado Springs, Mary (Lawrence) Vigil, Albuquerque, N.M., and Priscilla Chavez, Albuquerque, N.M. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews- 12 grandchildren. Elias was a World War II veteran and retired from CF&I after 30 years of service. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Viewing, today, 1-7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Rev. Ben Bacino celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after the interment.

Chavez, Emma
Emma Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 1999 - Emma Chavez of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 4, 1999. Born March 25, 1912, in Trinidad, Colo. preceded in death by her spouse, Samuel J. Chavez- two daughters, Cynthia and Geraldine Chavez- also her parents, Samuel and Eleanor Blackwood Salsburg. Survived by grandchildren, Deborah Chavez, Pueblo, and Joe (Beverly) Chavez, Colorado Springs- great-grandchildren, Mark, Joseph, Cassandra, Jared, Deandra, Mallorie and Emily- great-great-grandchildren, Felicia and Marrissa. Viewing Thursday, 1-7 p.m. at Chapel. Vigil rosary Thursday, 7 p.m. at Chapel. Funeral Mass Friday, 1 pm. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Celebrant, Rev. Leonard Racki. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Chavez, Emma Louise
Emma Louise Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2001 - Emma Louise Chavez, 72, born Dec. 18, 1928, in Dawson, N.M., passed away Dec. 13, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by loving husband, Richard F. Chavez; children, Shirley (Mike) Chavez, Danny (Michelle) Chavez, John (Rose) Chavez and Richard Chavez; sisters, Clorinda Santistevan, Rose Anaya; and all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will never forget her love and the precious memories she shared. Preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Gregorita Gallegos; sister, Beatrice Drain; brother, Benny Gallegos; daughter, Lorraine Chavez; son, Jerry Chavez; and grandson, Daniel Chavez in the Heavens above. All relations. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Monday, both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chavez, Felicita S.
Felicita S. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2005 - Felicita S. Chavez, 103, passed away May 28, 2005. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Eloy Chavez; and son, Joe Chavez. Survived by daughters, Hazel Taylor, Dora Gonzalez, Katherine Gutierrez, and Joann Vasco; sons-in-law, Juan Gonzalez and Zeke Vasco; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She enjoyed gardening and her family. Felicita was also a member of St. Joseph Church. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall after the interment.

Chavez, Felipe Sr.
Felipe Chavez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2005 - Felipe Chavez Sr., 65, of Pueblo Born April 12, 1939 went to be with our Lord, Feb. 6, 2005. Reunited with his loving wife Marjorie Chavez. Survived by his children Denise, Phyllis, Miguel, Rose, Felipe Jr., Cindy, Elizabeth, and Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, Family and Friends. Mass at Mt. Carmel Church, Friday, Feb. 11th, at 10:00 a.m.

Chavez, Felix Jr.
Felix "Butch" Chavez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2000 - Felix "Butch" Chavez Jr., former Pueblo resident, departed this life March 24, 2000, at St. Luke Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas. Butch was born June 23, 1938. He was raised in Salt Creek, went to Catholic grade schools and graduated from Central High School in 1956. He went on to graduate from the former Pueblo Junior College, Southern Colorado State College and the University of Colorado. He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an electrical engineer by profession. He worked as an engineer consultant for several companies throughout the United States. One of his last assignments was in Cape Canaveral for NASA. Preceded in death by his father, Felix Chavez Sr.; sisters, Virginia and Dorothy Chavez; and father-in-law, Eloy Montoya. Survived by his wife, Dianne Chavez, Houston, Texas; mother, Lou Chavez, Pueblo; two brothers, David (Jovita) Chavez and Kenneth Chavez; mother-in-law, Estelle Montoya; brother-in-law, Dwight (Aliene) Montoya; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rev. Robert Carden, celebrant. Full military honors at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 1631 San Juan St. and 1527 Cedar St.

Chavez, Fern J.
Fern J. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2004 - Fern J. Chavez, 66, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 2, 2004. Survived by her husband, Jimmy Leroy Chavez; children, Louise Sandoval, Kathy Valdez, Jimmy Chavez, Ruth Chavez, Cindy Vigil, Adrian Chavez; brothers and sisters, Julia Serrato, Eluterio Martinez, Phillip Martinez, Robert Martinez, Cleo Falsetta, Bella Pino, John "Stoney" Martinez, Patsy Casias, Angelina Martinez; 26 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 8 p.m. Friday and Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday; both at St. Mary Church. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery.

Chavez, Fidelia M.
Fidelia M. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2001 - Fidelia M. Chavez, 93, San Luis, April 9. Survived by children, Flora Lopez, Denver, Eleanor (Dan) Carrillo, Brighton, Carlos L. (Tina) Chavez Jr., Pueblo, and Ernest (Lita) Chavez, Fort Garland. Funeral service 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2001, Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, San Luis. Romero Funeral Home, Alamosa.

Chavez, Francisca
Mrs. Francisca Chavez - World Independent - April 8, 1940 - Rites Tuesday For Mrs. Chavez - Mrs. Francisca Chavez, 74, died at the family home 217 East Eighth street at 4:30 this morning culminating an entire lifetime spent in Huerfano County. She is survived by four sons, Alfonso, Tom, and John all of Walsenburg and Noverto of Denver; three daughters, Mrs. Louis Espinoza, Mrs. Manuel Valdez, and Mrs. Philip Romero of Walsenburg; a brother A.T. Manzanares of Denver; three sisters, Mrs. Juan M. Lucero, Mrs. Juan G. Bustos, and Mrs. Stephen Vigil of Walsenburg; 28 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. High mass will be said at St. Mary's church at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday following services from the home. Rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. this evening at the Furphy chapel.

Chavez, Francisco A.
Francisco A. Chavez - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 6, 2000 - Mr. Francisco A. Chavez, 62, died Jan. 3, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a cook in the restaurant industry. Mr. Chavez was born Dec. 30, 1937, in Trinidad. He is survived by a son, Ronnie; a daughter, Doreen; a brother, Mike A.; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon today at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608. A Mass will be at 1 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Burial will be private.

Chavez, Frank
Frank Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2004 - Frank Chavez, 81, passed away July 23, 2004 in Pueblo. Frank was born in La Junta, Colo., on June 16, 1923. He retired from the CF&I Coke Plant in 1983, where he was known as the "Silver Fox." He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Amelia Chavez. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Hope (Espi) Chavez of Pueblo; children, Frank (Jean) Chavez Jr., Sandra (Henry) Chavez, Joyce (Bob) Solano and Gina (Bob) Flores, all of Pueblo; brother, Phillip (Marjorie) Chavez of Pueblo; and sister, Rose Lopez of San Pedro, Calif. Frank helped raise granddaughters, Hope Villanueva, Tracy Chavez and Deneen Gonzales. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday and Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both at Mount Carmel Church. Interment following at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow at Imperial Reception Hall.

Chavez, Frank Pete
Frank Pete Chavez - Huerfano World - October 14, 1999 - Frank Pete Chavez, 86, of La Veta, died October 8, 1999 at his home. Born June 24, 1913 to Isadias and Maria Reyes Baca Chavez, he served in the US Air Force during World War II and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1979. He married Augustina Sanchez February 23, 1952 and was a loving grandfather to his many grand and great grandchildren. Mr. Chavez, an avid gardener and a member of Christ the King Church, is survived by his daughter, Olivia Valdez, La Veta; a sister, Delce Vigil and a brother, William Chavez, both of Pueblo; 13 grand children, 16 great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass for Mr. Chavez was from Christ the King Church in La Veta. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.

Chavez, Fred J.
Fred J. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2006 - Fred J. Chavez, 74, a lifetime Puebloan, born Feb. 3, 1932, passed away June 20, 2006, at Life Care Center of Pueblo. "Freddie," as he was known to family and friends, retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital with over 23 years service. He enjoyed listening to Mexican music and dancing. He was a gentle man who was known for his jokes and storytelling. He touched many people with his stories. He also worked for the former Continental Bakery Co. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph P. and Sarah (Ramirez) Chavez; an aunt, Victoria Martin. He leaves to cherish his memory four sisters, Edna Vargas, Anita Compos, Catherine Chavez, Linda (Charles) Archuleta; one brother, H. Ronnie Chavez; two aunts, Margaret "Maggie" Flores, Lou Chavez; one uncle, Lee Chavez; nieces and nephews, Anthony, Marc, Bill and Denise Vargas, Russell (Renee) Compos, Eddie, Melissa and Phillip Archuleta, Veronica Molina and Sarah Chavez; numerous cousins and friends. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Kevin Bachmann OSB, as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family requests to please omit food.

Chavez, Georgia Sue
Georgia Sue Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2000 - Georgia Sue Chavez, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away May 14, 2000. She is preceded in death by parents Manuel and Angelica Leyva; father-in-law, Otero Chavez; and best friend, Bernice Martinez. She is survived by loving husband of 32 years, Louis Chavez; children, Louis Chavez Jr. and Robyn (Brian) Chavez-Bell; grandson, Mitchel Louis Chavez; brothers, Richard (Cassie) Leyva, Chuck (Marsha) Leyva, David (Veronica) Leyva and Art Leyva; sister, Evelyn (Don) Malan; nephew, Stephen Leyva. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, cousins and special friends. Georgia was a lifetime member of Holy Family Church. She will be remembered for touching the lives of many with her beautiful smile and being a loving, caring and devoted wife and mother. Georgia was always there to lend a helping hand and dedicating her life to the needs of the family. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, Holy Family Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18, Holy Family Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chavez, Gilbert Sr.
Gilbert Chavez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2004 - Gilbert Chavez Sr., 88, of Pueblo. Survived by wife, Pauline; several brothers and sisters, five sons, four daughters, and numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m., and funeral service, 7 p.m.; both Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Interment, 2 p.m. Thursday, at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Chavez, Gloria
Gloria Granillo Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2003 - Gloria Granillo Chavez, 44, lifetime Pueblo resident, born Feb. 10, 1959, passed away Oct. 16, 2003. She was the daughter of the late Santos Granillo Sr.; and grandmother of the late Julian Chavez Jr.; sister of the late Mary Arellano and Juan Rueda. Gloria was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, and the Nuestra Familia Car Club. She was a queen of the former Pueblo Charro Association, former member of Community Youth Organization. She also was a two-plus-two teacher's aide at Minnequa Grade School and served in the Minnequa Booster Club. She enjoyed baking wedding cakes for family members, crocheting, arts and crafts and horseback riding. She is survived by her mother, Margaret Resendez Granillo; husband, Carmelo Chavez; children, Cesar (Becky) Chavez, Julian (Jennifer) Chavez, Carlos Chavez, Manuel Santos (Kendra) Villarreal; grandson, Alejandro Chavez; siblings, Jose Gavino (Mary Louisa) Granillo, Santos (Mercedes) Granillo II, Albert Granillo, Lorenzo (Sandy) Granillo, Maria Elvira (Alfonso) Ayala, Concepcion (Laurencio) Olivas, Consuelo (Facundo) Lerma, Maria Laura (Alvaro) Loya, Trinidad Rivera, Margaret Estrada, Juanita (Juan) Marquez, Maria Teresa Villarreal, Joe Granillo; numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren, other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Marco A. Salinas as celebrant; both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made at any Vectra Bank.

Chavez, Herman
Herman Chavez – Yuma Pioneer – November 8, 1901 – Herman Chavez, sentenced last January 28th from Las Animas County for assault to kill, died in the state penitentiary. His was the only death in October in the institution, which at the end of the month had 546 inmates.

Chavez, Herman
Mr. Herman Chavez – Albuquerque Journal - February 19, 2006 - Mr. Herman Chavez went home to be with the Lord on Friday at the age of 79. He was born on October 2, 1926 in Trinidad, CO. He was a member of the Sawmill Advisory Council, an initiating member of the Sawmill Community Land Trust and a member of the Brotherhood Awareness of La Raza Unida. He is survived by his wife Maria Chavez; one son Gilbert Chavez; five daughters Laura Archuleta and husband David, Josephine Chavez, Thelma Chavez, Velma Escudero and husband Max and Marie Chavez; two sisters Lucy Gallegos and husband Rudy and Josephine Marquez and husband Antonio; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Herman will be deeply missed by all. A Rosary will be recited on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Eighth Street Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Marie Chavez, Max Escudero, Jeremy Trujillo Sr., Steven Escudero, Anthony Escudero and Arthur Rivera. Honorary pallbearers will be Gilbert Chavez, Jeremy Trujillo Jr., Monica Chavez, Ashley Trujillo, Rachel Godfrey and Emily Trujillo. Funeral services are in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222.

Chavez, Hermerejilda
Hermerejilda “Marie” Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2002 - Age 75, departed this life unexpectedly April 14, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mrs. Chavez was born April 13, 1927, in Rocky Ford. She was a retired LPN with over 25 year's service at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She enjoyed attending the Colorado State Fair yearly, also going to Las Vegas and Cripple Creek and playing bingo. Predeceased by her parents, Jose and Reynalda (Garcia) Morales; brothers, Rito, Cecil and Mario Morales; and a sister, Jenny Navarro. Survived by her children, Bernadette (George) Sanistevan, Daniel (Kathy) Chavez III, Joseph Chavez, Magdalen “Maggie” Quintana, Reynaldo Maes and David Morales; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary (George) Clementi; special cousin, Ruthie Pedas; and other relatives and friends. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., celebrant. At Mrs. Chavez's request, cremation.

Chavez, Hilda C.
Hilda C. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2002 - Hilda C. Chavez, affectionately known as Nonnie, went to be with the Lord Oct. 12, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Sept. 11, 1939, in Boone, Colo., to Alfonso and Sadie Chavez, who preceded her along with a granddaughter, Tisha Meadow Valdez; brothers, Louis and Robert Chavez; and nephew, Mike Chavez. Survived by her children, Loretta (Ernie) Lucero, Jeannine (Bob) Keller, Lisa (Eugene) Valdez-Martinez and Pete (Josephine) Valdez; grandchildren, Alicia, Nick, Janell, Adrian, Dawn, Jacob, Briana and Pete Jr.; great-granddaughter, Alyssa; sister, Rachel (Lico) DeHerrera; brothers, Damian (Rosella) Chavez and Randy (Patricia) Chavez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 3 until 8 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Church. Per her request, cremation to follow service. Pueblo Chieftain October 15, 2002 Hilda C. Chavez. Also survived by granddaughter, Alicia (Adam) Trujillo. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. today, St. Francis Xavier Church. At her request, cremation to follow service.

Chavez, Irene Ruth
Irene Ruth Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2006 - Irene Ruth Chavez, 84, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, departed this life March 17, 2006. She was born Sept. 1, 1921, in Talpa, N.M., to Juan and Fedelina Valdez-Garcia who preceded her in death along with her husband, Alfred Chavez Sr.; daughter, Loretta Jane Chavez; son, Leo Montoya; son-in-law, Frank Verdugo; great-grandchild, Little Carold Peoples; brothers, Luciano, Alberto, Eleuto, and Benito Garcia. Irene was an active member of St. Anne's Community, including the Altar & Rosary Society. She enjoyed helping at church festivals, in religious education and she was a Eucharistic Minister. Irene enjoyed visiting family, camping, and visiting the Santuario De Chimayo. She is survived by her children, Juanita (Mike) Duran, Nora Montoya, Alfred (Lorraine) Chavez, Loretta (Jerald) Valdez, Louisa Verdugo, Ann (Jose) Garcia; one brother, Alex Valdez; 20 grandchildren including Angela (Ysidro) Hernandez, who cared for her; 49 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Both services at St. Anne Catholic Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. James Friel as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In your charity, donations to St. Anne Catholic Church or Sangre De Cristo Hospice in memory of Irene Ruth Chavez.

Chavez, Irma O.
Irma O. Chavez - Huerfano World - October 17, 2002 - Irma O. Chavez, 76, passed away Oct. 13, 2002 in Covina, CA. She is survived by her son, Richard (Mary Elizabeth) Chavez, Mt. Clair, CA; sister, Kathy (Jerome) Soto; brother, David (Carmen) Pacheco, California. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Chavez, and son, Glenn Chavez. Mrs. Chavez was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Territorial Daughters. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m., Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church with interment at the La Veta Cemetery.

Chavez, Jerry Lawrence
Jerry Lawrence Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1986 - Jerry Lawrence Chavez, 27, late of 1105 Crystal Place, died June 25, 1986. Survived by his wife, Carol Chavez, and three children, Shannon John, Constance John, and Andrea John. Son of Richard and Emma Chavez, and son-in-law of Carl and Dorothy John. He was a brother of Richard (Georgia) Chavez of Denver, John (Rose) Chavez of Pueblo, Danny (Abby) Chavez of Denver, and Shirley (Gilbert) DeLaCruz of Denver. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nephew, and nieces. He attended Our Lady of Assumption and St. Patrick Church School and Central High School. He was a graduate of Pueblo Community College, class of 1984, and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Rosary Recitation, 7 p.m. Friday; funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at Rivera Chapel. The Rev. Randy Heaton of Light House Baptist Church officiating at the funeral service. Graveside military honors at Imperial Memorial Gardens by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will be received at 603 E. 11th, home of parents, and 604 E. 10th, home of parents-in-law.

Chavez, John Albert
John Albert Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 1987 - John Albert Chavez, 29, died Aug. 31, 1987. Rosary, 7 p.m., Thursday; Mass 10 a.m., Thursday, both services from St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial Las Animas Cemetery. Memorials either to St. Mary Church or for Masses.

Chavez, Jose D.
Jose D. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1999 - Jose D. Chavez, 93, resided in Pueblo, passed away June 12, 1999. Born in Jemes, N.M., on Oct. 14, 1905. Retired after 27 years of service from CF&I. Preceded in death by his wife, Adelina G. Chavez- and younger brother, John R. Chavez of Ignacio, Colo. Survived by son, Jose L. Chavez, (Naomi)- and daughters, Maria O. Trujillo (Rudy), and Patricia L. Espinoza (Willie), all of Pueblo- brother, David Chavez (Dora) of Farmington, N.M.- sister, Mary F. Chavez of Pueblo- 13 grandchildren- 16 great-grandchildren- and four great-great-grandchildren. Jose had many interests and hobbies, his favorites included music, hunting, fishing, leather crafting and jewelry making. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, and 8a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Chavez, Jose Fredrick
Jose Fredrick "Fred" Chavez - The Times-News - December 2, 2004 - Twin Falls, ID - Jose Fredrick "Fred" Chavez, 70, of Hansen, Idaho, died Saturday morning, Nov. 27, 2004, at his home in Hansen. Fred was born on July 22, 1934, in Gardner, Colo., the son of Felix and Cleotilda Chavez. He grew up and attended schools in Colorado. He married Elicia Chacon on June 4, 1955. Fred entered the U.S. Army in 1956 where he served his country proudly until he was honorably discharged in 1958. Following his military service he moved back to Olathe, Colo., until 1966 when he moved his family to Idaho. Fred attended the College of Southern Idaho where he obtained a welding degree. He worked in the farming industry until he retired in 1990. Following his retirement Fred and Elicia moved to Hansen where he resided until his death. Fred was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Twin Falls. A loving member of the Hansen community, where he was very helpful to the Hispanic community. Fred is survived by his wife of 49 years, Elicia of Hansen; nine children, Irene (Bill) Miller, Robert Chavez, Margie (Lonnie) Thompson, Donna (Duane) Okarma, Jose (Jeny) Chavez, Mary Ann (Joe) Thompson and Victor Chavez all from Idaho, Debbie (Kenny) North of Fort Lupton, Colo., and Connie (Jeff) Smith of Hawaii. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Erlinda, Grace, Nancy, Julia, Abel, Henry, Johnny, Felix and Jerry; as well as 26 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Fermin and Paul Chavez; and one grandson, Matthew Paul Friel. A prayer vigil with rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Reynolds Funeral Chapel with Deacon John McKinley reciting. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church with Father John Koelsch as celebrant. Military rites by Area Veterans and Auxiliary. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the time of rosary on Thursday at Reynolds Funeral Chapel. The family suggests memorials be given in Fred's name to the St. Edwards Catholic Church. Contributions may be given to funeral chapel staff or mailed to Reynolds Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1142, Twin Falls, ID 83303.

Chavez, Jose Nasirio
Jose Nasirio Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain- August 6, 1972 - Jose Nasirio Chavez, 92, of La Veta. Scripture Rosary 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Christ the King Church, La Veta. Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Monday, Christ the King Church. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.

Chavez, Joseph Gilbert
Joseph Gilbert Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2006 - Joseph Gilbert Chavez, 55, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 11, 2006. Joseph will join his father, Ramon Chavez; and sister, Debbie Chavez. Survived by his beloved mother, Jennie Chavez; his loving wife, Judy Chavez, both of Pueblo; his two sons, Mark and Joe Chavez; nephew, Gary Lucero, all of Denver; grandchildren, Lexi and Noah Chavez; brother, Leo (Pearl) Chavez; and sister, Nora Chavez Atencio. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Chavez, Josie
Josie Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2001 - Josie Chavez, 81, of Pueblo, passed away July 15, 2001. Born Aug. 5, 1919, in Wagon Mound, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Clara Gutierrez. Also preceded in death by sisters, Caroline (Lee) Gonzales, Grace (Phillip) Duran, Mary (Joe) Cabello, Abriella (James) Haught; brothers, George Gutierrez, Julian Gutierrez, Adolph Gutierrez. Survived by son, Dave (Marlene) Gutierrez, Pueblo; sister, Rosie (Doyle) Moody, Oklahoma; Lee (Emma) Gutierrez, Pueblo; grandchildren, John (Amy) Gutierrez, David Gutierrez, Manuel (Shaunie) Gutierrez, Leann (Joe) Treadway and Elijah Gutierrez; six great-grandchildren; special cousin, Darlene (Dan) Montoya; numerous nieces and nephews. Josie enjoyed bingo, playing cards, going to Cripple Creek and the time she spent with her family. Viewing, 1 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, also at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Chavez, Juan
Juan Chavez - Yampa Leader - August 29, 1903 - Juan Chavez, who had been in the county jail at Trinidad for several weeks charged with the murder of Adelaide Valdez, committed suicide by taking poison on the 16th instant.

Chavez, Juan Francisco
Juan Francisco Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2002 - Juan Francisco Chavez, 18, affectionately known as "Kico" departed this life April 26, 2002. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born June 9, 1983, and graduated from East High School. He loved music and working on automobiles. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Luis and Estella Samora, Susano Chavez; and cousin, Craig Samora. He leaves to cherish his memory loving parents, Francisco and Florence Chavez; grandmother, Maria Zapien; siblings, Ben (Stefanie) Sellers, Robert Baldwin, Matthew Chavez; nieces, Breanna and Alexandrea Sellers, Marina Baldwin; girlfriend, Felicia Diaz; other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, and noon until 3 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Benjamin Bacino celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at St. Leander Hall following the burial rites. Donations can be made in care of Florence M. Chavez, U.S. Bank Belmont Branch.

Chavez, Juan Francisco
Juan Francisco Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2000 - Juan Francisco Chavez, 68, departed this life Nov. 11, 2000, in Boise City, Okla., the result of an automobile accident. A Pueblo resident for the past 37 years, Mr. Chavez was born Aug. 5, 1932, in La Jara. Juan enjoyed his family and doing for his grandchildren on fishing trips and picnic outings. He also enjoyed greyhound dog racing, bingo sessions, and junkets to Cripple Creek. He united in holy matrimony to Maria Abeyta June 30, 1958, in Taos, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Ramona (Duran) Chavez; also a sister, Delores Ortega. Juan leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Maria E. Chavez, Pueblo; children, Ray (Sandy) Chavez, Pueblo, Marcie (Antonio) Delgado, Dallas, Texas, Robert (Linda) Chavez, Pueblo, Leonard Chavez, Dallas, Abel Chavez, Pueblo, Joseph (Florence) Marquez, Garcia, Colo., Becky (Antonio) Barajas, Leon, Mexico, Tony (Mary) Marquez, Colorado Springs, Johnny (Lorrane) Marquez, Colorado Springs, Susanna (Jesse) Archuleta, Cerro, N.M., Darlene (Raul) Rodriguez, Center, Colo.; one sister, Anna Ornelas, Colorado Springs; 34 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 4054 North Drive. Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2000 - Juan Francisco Chavez. Survived also by daughter, Delilah (Junior) Rocha, Pueblo. He is preceded also in death by nephew, Wilfred Medina. Visitation, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family at 4054 North Drive.

Chavez, Julian Aaron
Julian Aaron Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2002 - Julian Aaron Chavez, “Baby Gummi Bear,” born Dec. 11, 2002, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 21, 2002. Survived by his father, Julian Chavez; mother, Jennifer Martinez; grandparents, Carmillo and Gloria Chavez, Rick and Anita Betz, Robert and Loraine Martinez; godparents, Cesar and Becky Chavez, Cisco and Selena Granillo, Daniel Chavez, and Lisa Pate; great-grandmother, Margaret Granillo; and numerous aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by his brother, Xavier; and great-grandparents, Santos Granillo, Juan and Louise Sandoval and Ernest and Christine Martinez. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1317 Wabash St. after the interment.

Chavez, Lee Leo
Lee Leo Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2004 - Lee Leo Chavez, 89, lifetime Boone resident, departed this life at the Pioneer Health Care Center Rocky Ford following a lengthy illness. Mr. Chavez was born Oct. 24, 1914, served in the U.S. Army during WWII, retired civil service from Pueblo Army Depot, served as town marshal of Boone, Colo. He helped to build the building that housed St. Williams Catholic of Boone and served as a Pueblo County deputy sheriff under the Torres administration. He was very active in the Democratic Party. He also enjoyed baseball, boxing and activities involving the well-being of the youth. His last job was night watchman at the Pueblo County Courthouse until his health failed. He and his beloved wife, Isabel made an annual trip to the San Tuario in New Mexico. They also liked to go dancing and various social events. Preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Helen Autobee Chavez; wife, Isabel Gonzales Chavez. Lee leaves to cherish his life his children, Anthony (Stef) Chavez, Tina (Lupe) Marine, Cy (Linda) Chavez, Greg (Anna Marie) Chavez; three brothers, Lloyd (Lorraine) Chavez, Manuel (Marie) Chavez, Cornelius (Thelma) Chavez; a sister, Verna (John) Trujillo; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, Rev. John O' Flynn celebrant. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at St. Vrain Cemetery.

Chavez, Lesher
Lesher Chavez - Huerfano World - January 26, 1989 - Lesher Chavez, 81, of East Ely, NV, formerly of Walsenburg, died Monday, Jan. 9, 1989, in White Pine Care Center in East Ely. Born Dec. 18, 1907, in Lester, to John and Nativadad Martinez Chavez, he attended school in Walsenburg. He had lived in Nevada since 1941. He worked as a powderman for Kennecott Copper Company in Ruth, NV for 32 years, retiring in 1972. Mr. Chavez was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nevada. Surviving are a daughter, Eleanor Somez, East Ely; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three sisters, Margaret Manzanares, Walsenburg, Santanita Trujillo, Pueblo and Tomasita Espinoza, Pueblo; a brother, Celestino Chavez, Walsenburg; numerous nieces and nephews. Service was Friday from Sacred Heart Church in Nevada. Burial was in Ely City Cemetery.

Chavez, Linda Lee
Linda Lee Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2002 - Linda Lee Chavez, 56, affectionately known to her grandchildren as "Grandma Bear," departed this life Sept. 18, 2002, at Parkview Medical Center. Born on April 14, 1946, in Raton, N.M., Linda enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, playing various games, cards and bingo sessions. She also loved to watch Bronco football games, boxing matches, especially those matches featuring Oscar de la Hoya. Predeceased by her father, Pete Lopez; sister, Angie DeHerrera; father- and mother-in-law, Albert and Della Chavez. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 40 years, Albert F. Chavez; children, Albert (Denise) Chavez, Lenore (Ton Nagy) Chavez, Ernest (Christine) Chavez, Michelle (Gar Montano) Chavez; her mother, Sarida Lopez; siblings, John D. Lopez, Mary (Ben) Armijo, Jean (Frank) Chavez, Ruby (Ernie) Lucero, Pete (Carol) Lopez, Geraldine (Vince) Ramos, Anthony Lopez, Charles DeHerrera; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Laura (Chencho) Gomez, Ralph (Lydia) Chavez, Louie (Isabel) Chavez, Jenny (Ray) Torres, Charles (Rose) Chavez, Richard (Barbara) Chavez, Ernie (Sue) Chavez, Teri (Joe) Aragon; and 13 grandchildren who loved their grandmother dearly; other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church. (Please note change in church). Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Rev. Benjamin Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations accepted at Wells Fargo Bank, Account No. 17070782. The Chavez family will receive friends at the home and Holy Family Parish Hall following the burial rites.

Chavez, Lucia
Lucia Chavez - Walsenburg World - September 23, 1911 - Died at Walsenburg, September 9, 1911, Lucia Chavez, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Chavez, age 7 months 16 days.

Chavez, Lucia
Lucia Berumen Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1986 - Lucia Berumen Chavez, a lifetime resident of Pueblo, late of Van Nuys, Calif.; passed away unexpectedly Aug. 22, 1986. She is survived by her husband, Robert Chavez; and a son, Roderick Chavez, both of Van Nuys, Calif.; her mother, Socorro Berumen; three brothers, Florencio (Rosemary) Berumen, Marcos (Katherine) Berumen, all of Pueblo; and Leonardo (Antonia) Berumen, Denver; two sisters, Martha (Wilfred) Herrera, Chicago, Ill.; and Cory (James) Davis, Fresno, Calif. A private memorial Mass will be held in Pueblo.

Chavez, Luis George
Luis George Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2000 - Luis George Chavez, 64, Aurora, formerly of Pueblo, died June 2, 2000. Preceded in death by son, Michael. Survived by mother, Sadelia Chavez, Pueblo; children, Nathan (Carrol), Las Vegas, Nev., Stephen, Richard, Louis (Evelyn) and Helene (William) Manzanares, all of Denver; former spouse, Alyce Chavez, Denver; brothers, Damian, Boulder, and Robert and Randy, Pueblo; sisters, Rachel DeHerrera, Boone, and Hilda Chavez, Pueblo; 10 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both at St. Therese Church, Aurora. Trevino Mortuary, Aurora.

Chavez, Manuel Ernest
Manuel Ernest Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1999 - Manuel Ernest Chavez, 77, passed away Sept. 9, 1999, in Gallup, N.M., the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Chavez was born May 8, 1922, in North Veta, Colo. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He married Alvina Sandoval in Walsenburg on Sept. 19, 1942, at St. Mary's Church. He retired from CF&I Steel Mill Blast Furnace with 34 years service. He enjoyed traveling with his beloved wife, and the company of his grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, Manuel E. Chavez Jr.; grandson, Keith Aguilar; brothers, Gilbert, Abe and John Chavez; a sister, Susie Trujillo; his parents, Francisco and Julia Chavez; his wife, Alvina Chavez; and daughter, Irene Julia Roybal, both on Sept. 9, 1999. Survived by his children, Kathy (Art) Lapp, Denver, John (Joan) Chavez, Pueblo, Josy (Rick) Mitchell, DeDe (Robert) Chavez, all of Las Vegas, Nev., Claudine (Dwayne) Sanchez, Pueblo; a brother, Carlo Chavez, Oakland, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. On Sept. 19th, Manuel and Alvina would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church, Lakeview and S. Prairie Ave, Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Interment with full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, graveside, at Imperial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mr. Chavez's name at U.S. Bank.

Chavez, Margaret
Margaret Chavez - Denver Post - October 17, 1995 - Margaret Chavez Broomfield resident, 75 - Margaret Chavez, a Broomfield resident, died Thursday. She was 75. A mass of Christian burial was yesterday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mountain View Memorial Park in Boulder. She was born Margaret Abeyta on April 14, 1920, in Walsenburg. She is survived by two sons, Arthur, Boulder, and Joseph, Denver; three daughters, Connie Servantes, Lafayette, Eleanor Rivera, Broomfield, and Shirley Mestas, Louisville; two brothers, Ted Abeyta, Denver, and Fred Abeyta, Lafayette; two sisters, Alvine Bueno, Louisville, and Rose Mendez, Denver; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Boulder County Hospice, Inc., 2825 Marine St., Boulder 80303.

Chavez, Maria Adella
Maria Adella Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1998 - Maria Adella Chavez, 84, affectionately known as "Della" to family and friends, passed away Aug. 15, 1998, at Parkview Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Chavez was born May 22, 1914, in Barela, Colo. She was a homemaker, a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother who would sit with family members and cheer just as loud and happy as any for the Broncos and Rockies games. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, she also attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Della is preceded in death by her parents, Donaciano and Fedelia (Pacheco) Maldonado- husband, Albert Chavez, in 1985- son, Floyd Chavez, in 1960- brothers, Epifanio Gallegos, Steve Maldonado Sr.- sisters, Rose Baca, Marian Finn- niece, Marie Tot" Montez, in 1998. Survived by her children, Laura (Chencho) Gomez, Ralph (Lydia) Chavez, Luis (Isabel) Chavez, Jenny (Ray) Torres, Albert Phillip (Linda) Chavez, Charles (Rose Mary) Chavez, Richard (Barbara) Chavez, Ernie (Susan) Chavez, Teri (Joe) Aragon- siblings, George Maldonado, Sam Maldonado, Barbara Ortiz, Stella Valdez, Logia Arguello, Elizabeth Martinez, Nora Madrid- 22 grandchildren- 52 great-grandchildren- five great-great-grandchildren- numerous other relatives to include cousin, Romoncita Dominguez- special niece, Ersie Gonnerman. Both services, St. Pius X Catholic Church. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. William Huber, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2242 Cheyenne.

Chavez, Maria Domasinda
Maria Domasinda "Cindy" Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Maria Domasinda "Cindy" Chavez, 95, went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2005. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Roque Chavez. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services at St. Mary Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow at St. Mary Church.

Chavez, Marjorie M.
Marjorie M. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2004 - Marjorie M. Chavez, 61, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 6, 2004. Born May 12, 1943, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by Salamon and Sadie Casados, David Garcia, Ulyssia Bernarche. Survived by husband, Felipe Chavez Sr.; children, Denise (George) Martinez, Phyllis (Quoc) Garcia, Miguel Chavez, Rosemary Duran, Felipe Chavez Jr., Cynthia Chavez and Elizabeth (Eli) Vialpando; special sisters and brothers, 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, special sister-in-law, Rose Lopez; and other relatives and friends. Donations will be received at Sun West Educational Credit Union. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Mt. Carmel Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Chavez, Mary F.
Mary F. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2000 - Mary F. Chavez, 72, passed away July 27, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Vincent A. Chavez; brother, Jose D. Chavez; and sister, Adelina Chavez. Survived by daughter, Mary (Mike) Mondragon; granddaughter, Luicita (Gary) Boyle; grandson, Patrick P. Vecchio Jr.; step-grandchildren, Cheryl (Brandon) Talmadge, Mike (Cheri) Mondragon Jr., Jason (Maylynn) Mondragon; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; brother, David (Dora) Chavez; and sister, Molly Chavez. Mary loved crocheting and her dogs, Rusty and Shade. She was a member of St. Anne Parish. Viewing Saturday and Sunday, noon until 5 p.m., and Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., both services at St. Anne Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 605 Beaumont.

Chavez, Naomi Marie
Naomi Marie Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2003 - Naomi Marie Chavez went peacefully to be with the Lord on Feb. 22, 2003, while surrounded by her loved ones. Born on Aug. 5, 1935, in Walsenburg, Colo. She is survived by her husband, Jose (Lee) Chavez; daughters, Donna Chavez, Stella (Joe) Velasquez, Jeanette (Jim) Cardenas; grandchildren, Jessica Naomi (Benny) Charles, TJ Garza, Jeremiah, Josiah, Sophia, and Olivia Velasquez; great-granddaughters, Aspen and Julianna Charles. Naomi was raised with special cousins Irene Atencio, Ruben Galves, Cora Aragon, Donald Maldonado, and Delphine Avina. She spent her life as a homemaker raising her daughters, granddaughter, and caring for her husband. She was known for her cooking, great sense of humor, and compassion for others. Memorial service, noon Tuesday, Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt Ave. Family and friends will be received at Divine Science Church Hall following interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice at 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, 81005. The family would like to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their concern and compassion. A special thanks to Dr. Christopher Wilson, D.O. for sharing advocacy, spirituality, and friendship with Naomi and family. Family may be contacted at the home of daughter, Stella Velasquez at 715 Marilyn Place, 81004, 544-1567.

Chavez, Ophelia
Ophelia Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1997 - Ophelia Chavez, 68, of Pueblo, passed away on Oct. 5, 1997. Born on April 17, 1929, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her spouse, Rubel Chavez-parents, Jose and Augustina Garcia- stepfather, Margarito Guerrero- two brothers, Lawrence Guerrero and Fabian Guerrero- and one sister, Beatrice Granillo. Survived by daughters, Lucinda Moreno and Vivian (Rosalio) Montes, both of Pueblo, and Rebecca (Julio) Anchondo, Dodge City, Kan.- brothers, Sam (Connie) Guerrero, Manuel (Nancy) Guerrero and Gregorio (Delia) Guerrero, all of Pueblo- sisters, Vickie Guerrero, Mary (Frank) Garcia, Margie (Ruben) Liquez and Connie (Amador) Haro, all of Pueblo- grandchildren, Lucia, Juan, Agustin, Javier, Gabriella, John and Benito- and great-granddaughter, Alexis. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. At her request, no viewing. Cremation has taken place. , Wednesday, 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Family and friends will be received at the church hall cafeteria after the Memorial Mass.

Chavez, Ophelia M.
Ophelia M. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2000 - Ophelia M. Chavez earned her crown Sept. 21, 2000. She fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed away peacefully in her home. Ophelia (FeeFee) was born June 11, 1926, in Parkview, N.M., to Maclovio Vialpando and Carolina Latin. Her husband of 52 years, John, precedes her in her death. She is survived by her children, John Paul Chavez, Carrie (Jason) Hansen and Mitchell (Tammy) Chavez. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Antonio and Curtis Chavez and Janae Hansen. She leaves a brother, Raymond Vialpando, Anthony, N.M.; a sister, Josephine Sanchez, Las Vegas, Nev., and a very special sister-in-law, Benina Cruz, Pueblo. She also leaves behind many, many friends and relatives who were dear to her heart. Her life was her family and she loved each and every one of them in her own special way. Ophelia had a zest for life in ways that few people do. She was an avid sports fan, loved her Broncos, Rockies and Cowboys, but she also enjoyed swinging a golf club as much as casting a fishing line. She has had more 200-plus bowling scores than we can count. As her illness grew, her faith in God far surpassed her ailment. Fee will always remembered for her passion of life, her generosity, her kindness, her smile, her laughter, her honor, her passion to always be on the go--- especially to Las Vegas to visit her extended family. She was a very dedicated parishioner to St. Francis, continuously involved with Helping Hands, cleaning of the church and of course, their annual festivals. We will miss you but are glad you are now our guardian angel. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 6 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Monday. Both services St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C. M., celebrant. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ophelia M. Chavez Memorial Fund, c/o Decibel Community Credit Union, 300 West 5th St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Family will receive friends at the family home.

Chavez, Rafelita Alberico
Rafelita Alberico Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2000 - Rafelita Alberico Chavez, 91, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000. Born on March 7, 1909, in Monero, N.M., to Raphaelo and Manuelita Alberico, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Chavez is preceded in death also by her loving husband of 54 years, Andres Chavez Sr.; son, Andres Chavez Jr.; and grandsons, Jeff Boulier and Gregory Boulier. She is survived by children, Maria Estela Medina, Martha Meyette, Mary (Gene) Long, Ramona (Gary) Boulier and Tom (Mary) Chavez; 20 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation, Saturday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary, Sunday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Monday, 9 a.m., Holy Family Church with Rev. Jesse Perez officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Chavez, Remedios Guerrero
Remedios Guerrero Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 1987 - Remedios Guerrero Chavez, 1220 Stone, departed this life Dec. 31, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident for 46 years. Mrs. Chavez was born Sept. 19, 1900, in Chihuahua, Mexico. She retired from CF&I coke plant and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Chavez, March 23, 1986. She leaves to celebrate her life a daughter, Maria (Delfido) Carrillo; nine grandchildren, Jose Chavez, Leroy Atencio, Gloria Culbertson, Steve Chavez, Bernadette Montoya, Chris and Curtis Chavez, all of Pueblo, Raymond and Anthony Chavez, both of Denver; 10 great-grandchildren, including Danny Chavez, whom she raised. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of the Resurrection, 11 a.m. Monday, both services St. Francis Xavier Church, the Rev. Edward G. Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 1220 Stone.

Chavez, Richard T. Jr.
Richard T. "Ric" Chavez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1999 - Richard T. "Ric" Chavez Jr., 40, passed away June 25, 1999. Survived by his parents, Richard T. (Rita) Chavez Sr. and Violet C. Chavez- brother, Kevin Chavez- sister, Karla (Mark) Greeley- nephew, Dylan Greeley- niece, Shelby Greeley- grandfather, Vivian Aragon Sr. - numerous aunts, uncles and friends-and special friends, Ed Montelongo, Chris Martinez and his Belmont Lodge "family." Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday. Both services at Holy Family Church followed by cremation, Crematory. The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 2560 Lynwood Lane, or his father, 3301 Canterbury Lane.

Chavez, Robert E.
Robert E. Chavez - Denver Post - March 28, 1997 - Robert E. Chavez of Brighton, an Army veteran, died Sunday in Brighton. He was 73. Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery Staging Area B, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. There are no immediate survivors. He was born Oct. 25, 1923, in Walsenburg. He graduated from Lafayette High School and joined the Army in 1943. He served as an airplane gunner during World War II in the European Theatre. He was also an airplane electrical and engine mechanic. CHAVEZ also served during the Korean War and was discharged in 1953.

Chavez, Robert R.
Robert R. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2002 - Affectionately known as “Papo,” April 23, 1941, (Boone)-March 1, 2002, (Pueblo). He is predeceased by his parents, Alfonso, 1982, and Sadie, 2002; brother, Louie, 2000; nephew, Michael Chavez, 1999; and father-in-law, Faustino Reyes, 1993. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Bernadine; son, Robbie (Sherrie) Chavez; daughters, Jolene (Adrian) Baca, Monique (Darryl) Herrera and Tracy (Dave) Montoya; special grandson, Jared Chavez; and devoted grandchildren, A.J. and LaRissa Baca; Brittany, Gabby and D.J. Herrera; Kelsie, Davey and Garrett Montoya, Tiffany Chavez; and recently-acquired grandchildren, Richard and David Murillo and Amanda Goscinski. He is survived also by sisters, Rachael (Lico) DeHerrera and Hilda Chavez; and by brothers, Damian (Rosella) Chavez and Randy (Patricia) Chavez; mother-in-law, Euphelia Reyes; sisters-in-law, Berta (Frank) Cordova and Veronica Reyes; brother-in-law, Charles (Theresa) Reyes; family friend, Shirley Gonzales; and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was a member of St. Francis Xavier, and was employed at the Pueblo Depot Activity until receiving a disability retirement in 1976. He was an avid Bronco and Avalanche fan. Robert was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by many; and remembered by all as a loving, caring man with a compassionate heart and great sense of humor. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier. Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier. Interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chavez, Ruth
Ruth Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2003 - Ruth Chavez, 85, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 16, 2003. Born July 4, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe Pete Chavez Sr.; brother, Tony Rivas; sisters, Angie Torres, Mercedes Rivera. Survived by her children, Pete Chavez Jr., Eileen Chavez; special grandson, Pete Chavez III; brothers, Joe Hernandez, Paul Hernandez; sisters, Carmen Chavez, Helen (Frank) Gallardo, and numerous great-grandchildren. Rosary and memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the service. Cremation has taken place.

Chavez, Sadie A.
Sadie A. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2002 - Age 85, of Boone, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 14, 2002. Sadie was born Feb. 3, 1916, to the union of Augustine and Flora Algien. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfonso, in 1982; son, Luis, in 2000; her grandson, Michael, in 1999; and great-great-granddaughter, Tish Valdez, in 2001. She will be fondly remembered by her family, including children, Rachel (Lico) DeHerrera, Hilda Chavez, Robert (Bernie) Chavez, Damian (Rosella) Chavez and Randy (Patricia) Chavez; sisters, Cora (Wally) Montez and Dorothy Romero; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing at the funeral home, 10 until 5 on Thursday. Recitation of the rosary will be 7 p.m. Thursday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2002. Both services at Sacred Heart Church of Avondale. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will greet friends and relatives at the home of Randy Chavez, 546-0431, or Rachel DeHerrera, 947-3749. Pueblo Chieftain January 17, 2002 Also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. All services to be held at the Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chavez, Savina
Savina Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 1984 - Savina Chavez, 63, of 337 11th, Las Animas, died Dec. 30, 1983, at La Junta Medical Center. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Mary Catholic Church, Las Animas. Interment in Las Animas Cemetery.

Chavez, Taustin Allen
Taustin Allen Chavez (Cat in the Hat) - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2006 - Taustin Allen Chavez (Cat in the Hat), 19, of Pueblo, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Nick Chavez; maternal grandparents, Else and Alois Drescher; and his uncle, Gary Chavez. He is survived by his parents, Chuck and Gerda Chavez; sisters, Tanja (Ricardo) Barela and Cassy Chavez. Paternal grandmother, Rosemary Chavez; nieces and nephews, Alyssa Chavez Ð Barela, Miriah Barela, Brendon Barela, Rikki Barela, and Lexie Chavez Ð Gonzales. Taustin is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends. Taustin graduated from South High School with the class of 2005. He always had a childhood dream of attending the University of Kansas. Taustin worked for his parents at the Sunset Inn. He was a vibrant, young man who would fill a room with his energy just by being there. He enjoyed spinning music and had a strong love for his music, friends and his glo-sticks which he would perform for anyone who would ask. Taustin spent a lot of time in Denver with his friends spinning music and performing with his glo-sticks. He always enjoyed the times that he had having fun in the kitchen of the Sunset Inn and becoming the “Cat in the Hat,” where he would sign autographs for the young and old. Taustin will always be in the hearts of all who had the blessing of knowing him. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral Mass for Taustin will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Holy Family Catholic Parish Church with Rev. Paul Montez officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Chavez, Valentina
Valentina Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2003 - Valentina Chavez, 77, lifelong Pueblo resident, passed away Aug. 3, 2003. Survived by children, Linda J. Arellano (Ray Salazar), Gloria (Floyd) Finn, Irene and Cindy Chavez, Carol Castillo, Jerry Joe and Richard Chavez, grandchildren, Valerie (Barry) Bonte, Sheila and Jonathan Arellano, Regina (Miliano) Martinez, Floyd Finn Jr., Michael Castillo, Jerry (Deserie) Chavez, Charlene, Adam, Lawrence, Nathan Rebeterano, 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded by her husband, Florencio Chavez; children, Maryann, Julia, Nicholas, Frankie, Steven Chavez; grandsons, Neal, Christopher Chavez, Eric Castillo; mother; Christine Pacheco; sister, Rose Valdez; brothers, Frank, Ralph and John Pacheco. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Patrick. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chavez, William L.
William L. "Willie" Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2001 - William L. "Willie" Chavez, 84, passed away Dec. 1, 2001. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Isabel E. Chavez on Jan. 16, 1995; parents, Jose and Reyes (Baca) Chavez; sister, Delce Vigil; and brothers, Claude, Fred and Frank Chavez. Survived by his daughter, Gail (Pat) Beal; sons, Claude (Pat) Chavez, Bill (Arlene) Chavez, Andy (Brenda) Chavez and Gary Chavez; grandchildren, Ronda (Donnie) Boyd, Ron L. Schill, Claudette Landreth, Willie (Nickie) Chavez, Sherry and Celisse Chavez, Brooke and Bryan Chavez, and Michael Chavez; great-grandchildren, Casei Schill, Tanor Boyd, Chloe and Tabby Landreth, Zachary Schill; special friend and companion, Dee Herrera; and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Willie was a World War II veteran. He was a member of the Eagles FOE No. 145. He also retired from the CF&I Ñ 25 inch. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at St. Francis Xavier. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to the charity of choice.

Chavez-Martinez, Albinita
Albinita Chavez-Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1987 - Albinita Chavez-Martinez, 1705 E. Beech, departed this life Sept. 14, 1987, at the Belmont Lodge. Born April 11, 1913, in San Jose, N. M. She moved to Pueblo in 1952. Preceded in death by two sons, Fernando and Joselino Chavez. Survivors include her husband, Ben Martinez, Denver; four sons, Macedonio (Dora) Chavez, Henry (Carmen) Chavez, Adam Chavez, Salvador Chavez, all of Pueblo; six daughters, Lucille (Manuel) Quintana, Santa Fe, N.M., Betty (Ray) Vigil, Colorado Springs, Cordy (Charles) Parra, Aurora, Isabel (Louie) Sanchez-Medina, Doris Montoya, Josie Cuadros, all of Pueblo; two sisters, Adelia Sanchez, Pueblo, Aneda Padilla, Littlefield, Texas; 29 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Thursday, both services, St. Leander Church, the Rev. Roger Dorcy, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 17 Robertson Road.

Chavez-Villanueva, Mary A.
Mary A. Chavez-Villanueva – Pueblo Chieftain – October 11, 2006 - Mary A. Chavez-Villanueva, 92, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006. Born March 28, 1914, in Fowler, Colo. Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Irene (Jose) Herrera, Joseph (Linda) Chavez, Irene (Charles) Witherbee; grandchildren, Laura (John Madrid) Herrera, Edrick (Cheryl) Chavez, Ron Herrera, Cathy Pacheco, Natalie Chavez, Brian Witherbee and Jennifer Frye; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Chavez; second husband, Bennie Villnueva; parents, Appolinar Andrade and Jesus Nunez Andrade; sister, Consuelo Villado. Mary was a member of the St. Charles Senior Citizens Club. The family would like to thank the Ashley Manor staff. The care provided to Mary was greatly appreciated. Recitation of the rosary and funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, St. Joseph Catholic Parish. Inurnment immediately following at Roselawn Cemetery.

Chavka, Dan W.
Dan W. Chavka - Huerfano World - September 15, 1994 - Dan W. Chavka, 66, died Sept. 9, 1994, at his home in Walsenburg. He is survived by his children, Donna Colton, Aztec, NM, and a son, Bruce Chavka, Gunnison. Private graveside service was held Saturday in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo.

Chavka, Helen
Helen Chavka - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1987 - Helen Chavka, 86, died April 19, 1987, at Huerfano County Hospital after a brief illness. Born Nov. 20, 1900, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She came to the United States in 1913 and settled in Huerfano County shortly thereafter. After her marriage to Walter (Ylado), who was a miner, the couple lived in many of the Huerfano County coal camps. She spent her life making a comfortable home and raising a family. Member of St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Church. Predeceased by husband, Walter, in 1953; son, Pete, 1944; sister Mary Krpan, 1957. Mother of Millie (Ronald) Read, Pueblo, Ann (Louis) Dallafior, Dan (Vicki) Chavka, both of Walsenburg; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and one nephew. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, J. M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo. Family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Chavka, Victoria E.
Victoria E. Chavka - Huerfano World - September 20, 1990 - Victoria (Viki) Elaine Chavka, 45, Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1990, in Huerfano County Medical Center, following a brief illness. Born in Walsenburg, May 9, 1945, to Leonzo and Ophelia Martinez, she was graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1962. She attended business college for one year and then began work as a secretary for Dr. W.A. Merritt. In 1973, she began work for the Huerfano County Assessor's office and for the past nine months had been employed at the Huerfano County Medical Center. She was married to Dan Chavka in Walsenburg. She was a member of St. Mary's Church. She was preceded in death by her brother, Albert Martinez, Sept. 16, 1989. Survivors include her husband, Dan, Walsenburg; her mother, Ophelia Martinez, Walsenburg; a stepdaughter, Donna Gill Colton, Clinton, MT; one brother, Leonard, Denver; five sisters, Theresa Gaytan, Walsenburg; Gloria Olivas, Denver; Lillian Burch, Walsenburg; Joyce Aguirre, Gardner; Lorraine Sheffield, Walsenburg; two grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday from St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday from St. Mary. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Vicki Chavka - Huerfano World - September 27, 1990 - Card of Thanks - The family of Vicki Chavka gratefully acknowledges all the kindnesses and concern shown during our recent loss. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to family, friends, and neighbors for flowers, food, masses, donations, cards, prayers, and expressions of sympathy. Special thanks to Dr. J. Alessi and to the employees of Huerfano Memorial hospital. Respectfully, Dan & Bruce Chavka

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