Cosme Chavez LUBBOCK-Cosme Tile Man Chavez was born Dec. 19, 1943, in Lubbock to Dora and Apolonio Chavez, and raised by Dora and Ralph Muniz. Rosary service will be at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 23, 2012, in Resthaven Abbey Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Burial will follow in Peaceful Gardens Cemetery. Cosme married the love of his life, San Juana Connie Chavez, on March 9, 1979. He was a tile setter for 40 years, and worked with Charlie Peeveehouse. He was retired. He was a member of the Arnett Benson neighborhood association. He also served as the president for Northwest Little League, and on the board for the gang-free drug-free rally. He volunteered for Boy Scout troop 414. Cosme was a member of Our Lady of Grace. Cosme is survived his loving wife; two daughters, Mary Jane Trevino and husband Hilbert Jr. of Lubbock, and Adelle Taranga and husband Jose of California; six sons, Tony Gonzales and wife Angela, Lewis Gonzales, Gilbert Marin Jr. and wife Ara, Edward Chavez and wife Peggy, all of Lubbock, and Paul Chavez of California; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pat Muniz of Lubbock, and Margaret Flores and husband Raymon of San Antonio; and three brothers, Manuel Chavez, Lico Chavez and Joe Chavez, all of Lubbock. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Norma Jean Marin; son, Alex Chavez; brother, Julian Chavez; sister, Lucia Chavez; and parents. Pallbearers will be Damion Contreras, John Perez, Isaac Chavez, Jeff Franco, Adrian Chavez, and honorary pallbearer, Gilbert Marin Jr. He will be greatly missed. Condolences may be offered at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 23, 2012