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Chavez, Susie Lucero (De Gallegos)
90, of Phoenix, AZ passed away July 26, 2016. Susie a devout Christian, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and a Loving Aunt. Susie was born in 1925, in Concho, AZ. Later as a teen, she met the love of her life Trinidad Chavez in Globe, AZ while he was on furlough during World War II. After their first meeting (Susie and Trinidad), Susie's Mother Onesima G. Gallegos and her Father Jose Andres Lucero received a letter written in Spanish from Trinidad's Parents (Procopio Sr. and Paublita Chavez), who resided in Clifton, AZ. The December 14th, letter of 1943, was received in Holbrook, AZ by Susie's Parents. The contents of the Spanish custom letter is asking Susie's Parents for their Daughter's hand in marriage, to their son Trinidad, who later would be on military leave in Holbrook, AZ. After the marriage was approved by the Parents, Susie and Trinidad were married in Holbrook, AZ, in 1944, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Holbrook, AZ. After the ending of World War II, Susie's husband Trinidad was honorably discharged from the military, returning home in 1945, on the Queen Mary, that crossed over through the Panama Canal. Susie and her late husband Trinidad had 6 children, 5 boys, and one daughter Anasette, who passed away in 2016, on her Grandmother's birthday. Onesima Lucero born on February 14, 1879, in Concho, in the territory of Arizona. Feb. 14th is also a date when Arizona was admitted into Statehood in 1912. In this country from 1900 to the present, it may be unprecedented for 3 of 5 sibling young men Michael, Richard, Victor, (Ruben, Chris), born to Trinidad and Susie, who were in the Vietnam combat zone at the same time, in 1967, 1968. Susie and Trinidad Chavez, both born in Arizona (St. Johns, Concho) are direct decedents of the Spanish Conquistadors, whose presence in Arizona commenced in the year of 1540, not to mention, that their also decedents, of those who were aboard on the Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria, that set sail from Spain in 1492. Members of the direct family of Susie Chavez, also etched their names in stone at EI Morro Canyon (Inscription Rock) in New Mexico, almost 100 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Moreover, Susie's Father Antonio W. Lucero was also the last person with a Spanish ser name to inscribe his name on the rock at the Federally protected National Park El Morro, In 1880. Susie and her late husband Trinidad, may also be members of the largest family membership today, in the Southwest. (Maestas, Gallegos, Lucero's, Chavez, Sample's, Ruby's, Hubbell's, Montoya's), who many still reside throughout Arizona, and the entire Southwest (Holbrook, St. Johns, Concho, and most all of New Mexico). In addition to 6 children, Susie and Trinidad also had 17 grandchildren, and many many great-grandchildren. Loman's Funeral Home will conduct a viewing and Funeral Service at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on August 2, 2016, at 717 W. Dobbins, (S. 7th Ave) Phoenix, AZ. Susie's gravesite services will commence at 1:30 p.m. at Veteran's Memorial Cemetery 23029 North Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85024. In lieu of flowers, proceeds may be contributed to Chris Chavez, who may be contacted for further info. Details at (623) 628-8995.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 2, 2016
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