1919 ~ 2013
Dora Suzanna Chavez Alires, O.C.D.S, 94, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2013, at home in Kearns, Utah. Dora was born March 15, 1919 in Ensenada, New Mexico to Jose Miguel Chavez and Onofre Martinez Chavez. She married Jose E. Alires in Parkview, New Mexico.
Dora was a devout member of the Catholic Church and a Secular Carmelite member of the Salt Lake Community. She had a strong faith and devotion that was instilled in the values of her family.
Dora was preceded in death by her husband, Jose E., her father, Jose Miguel, her mother, Onofre, brothers, Miguel and Pete, sisters, Predicanda, Senovia, Veronica and survived by sister, Avilia Valdez.
Survived by her children, Lucille (Jesse) Lozano, Benny (Evelyn) Alires, Felix (Lorraine) Alires, Toby (Louise) Alires, Consuelo Alires, Lorraine (Enrique) Fonseca, Priscilla (Roy) Mullen, Emily Asher, Joe (Randy W.) Alires, Irene Alires, and Dominic Alires, 27 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 12 great, great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4501 West 5215 South, Kearns. A vigil service will be held Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. also at the church, where friends may call from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Committal, Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Avenue and T Street. Funeral directors, Neil O'Donnell and Sons.