Merced Chavarria LUBBOCK- Funeral services for Merced Chavarria, 94, of Lubbock will be on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic church with Msgr. Ben Kasteel officiating. Cremation will follow under the direction of Guajardo Funeral Chapels. Rosary will be on Friday at 7 p.m. at Guajardo Funeral Chapels. She passed away on January 6, 2013. She was born on September 24, 1918 in Camargo, Chiuhuahua, Mexico. She married Pedro Chavarria in Las Cruces, N.M. and lived most of her life in Las Cruces, N.M. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ramon and Nicolasa Mancha; husband, Pedro Chavarria; two grandchildren, Herman and Manuel Villa; and one great-grandchild, Jaime Aguilar. Survivors include, daughter, Jobita Mares of Lubbock; grandchildren, Benny Villa of Lubbock, Irene Aguilar of Palm Bay, Fl., Samuel Villa (Vickie ) of Las Cruces, N.M., Daniel Villa of Las Cruces, N.M., Gloria Ortega (Daniel) of Las Cruces, N.M., David Villa of Lubbock, Martin Mares (Neomi) of Snyder, Cecilia Finger (Curt) of Lubbock; and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nephews and nieces.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 11, 2013