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Celia Chavez


Celia Chavez Services: 2 p.m. on Friday at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Celia M. Chavez, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, in Tucumcari. She was born May 15, 1922, in Newkirk and had been a longtime Tucumcari resident. She was a member of the St. Anne's Catholic Church and had been a homemaker who loved dancing and music. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cipriano and Adela Maratinez; four brothers, Eloy Martinez, Pedro Martinez, Alfonso Martinez and Gabriel Martinez and three sisters, Sinforosa Martinez, Amelia Martinez and Annie Ortiz. She is survived by her husband, Ramon Chavez of Tucumcari; three daughters, Dolores Quintana, Priscilla Lovato (and husband, Tom) and Bertha Chavez (Charlie); three sons, Johnny Chavez, Ernie Chavez (Paula) and Norman Chavez (Elisha), all of Tucumcari; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and on sister, Theresa Chacon of Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Friday's funeral mass with be held with the Rev. Fr. Leo Padget as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Pall Bearers will be Jo-El Quintana, Joshua Quintana, J. J. Chavez, Steve Chavez, Felimon Chavez, Marcus Chavez and Daniel Romero. Honorary pall bearers will be all remaining grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements were by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.
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