Chavez C. Martin Sr.
June 20, 1941-Dec. 24, 2012
Chavez C. Martin Sr., 71, of Ojo Amarillo, died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Farmington. He was born June 20, 1941 in Rehoboth, to Peter and Amy Martin. He was born to Kinlichii'nii (Red House Clan) and born for Todich'ii nii (Bitter Water Clan).
Chavez was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne B. Martin; his parents; brothers, Chuck, Willis, Robert and John Martin; his sister, Grace Platero and nine grandchildren.
He is survived by his sons, Chavez C. Martin Jr. and William Martin; daughters, Dianne Cumiford, Janet Manuelito, Justine Dodge and Brenda LeValdo; brothers, Chee and Thomas Martin; sisters, Jenny Avery and Ethel Martin and nine grandchildren.
A visitation will be 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at Cope Memorial Chapel of Kirtland.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at Cope Memorial Chapel, 1830 Barbara in Gallup and Brother and Sister Bill will officiate.
Burial will follow in Rehoboth.
The reception will follow at the Coyote Canyon Chapter House.
Chavez's care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel of Kirtland, 458 County Road 6100, 505-598-9636.
Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com