Veronica J. Chavez passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. She was 83 years old.
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A devoted Catholic, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She retired from the State Hospital in 1987 where she worked in Activity Therapy.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Silverio and Rufina (Gonzales) Chavez; her brothers: Tony, Lorenzo, Juan, Gilberto and Jose Chavez; sister: Nickie Montoya and special aunt: Esther Chavez (Antonio Rodarte).
She is survived by her son: Theodore J. Chavez and his wife Christina; brother: Ted and wife Bennie Chavez; niece: Veronica P. Sanchez and son: Jimmy Chavez-Sanchez; grandchildren: Brandon M. Chavez, David Greyhill, Christopher R. Chavez, Phillip Lucero and Makayla Isabella Sophia Chavez. Special family members: Tina Vigil, Charlie Vigil, Alex (Tessie) Marquez, Margarita Lester, Onofre Gonzales, Irene, Pat and Doris Andrede, Priscilla Chavez; close friends: Catheryne and Daryl Williams, Dolly Brown, Tony Crespin, Alfred Nelson, Mable Cantrell, Lori Hartse, Jessica and Darren Jaramillo, Dr. Bruce Anderson; Timoteo Valerio and Luella Rubio; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Services will be held as follows: A rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday also at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the San Antonio Cemetery in Las Vegas.
Serving as pallbearers are: Alfred Marquez, Ralph Marquez, Leo Lucero, Tony Crespin, Alfred Nelson and Daryl Williams.
Arrangements for Ms. Chavez have been entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home; 801 Douglas Avenue, Las Vegas, 425-6551.
Visit www.nelsonfuneralhomelv.com for online condolences.
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on Dec. 5, 2012