Francisco (Keeko) Chavez

Francisco (Keeko) Chavez, 82, passed away and went to be with the Lord on November 15, 2012.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1930 in Duran, New Mexico to Demetrio and Isabel (Madril) Chavez.
His wife, Civilia (Sanchez), who he married in 1948, preceded him in death on Aug. 17, 2003, after 55 years of marriage. Also, his daughter, Deborah, passed away when she was 2-years-old.
Also preceding him in death are his parents and a brother, Augustine (Herman) Chavez.
He is survived by his kids Frank Jr., Jane, Leroy, Gilbert, Toby, NIck, Martin, Debbie, Sally, Bertha, Ruby, Peggy and Terri. Also surviving are 110 grand, great and great-great grandchildren.
Keeko is also survived by his brothers and sisters Trinidad, Betty, Donaciano, Tranquelino, Carol, Viola, Demetrio, Raul, Santiago, Tommie and Santana.
Services will be held in Duran, New Mexico on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church.

Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22, 2012