ANN CHAPARRO Annabelle Chaparro peacefully passed home to be with the Lord in Santa Fe on May 13, 2013 after a long courageous struggle with Alzheimer's. She was 85. She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Chaparro; her parents, James and Eula Wagner; and her sisters: Ethel Ridley, Dorothy Love, and Stella Heying. Ann was born in Cement, Oklahoma on August 4, 1927. She was married to Albert Chaparro September 16, 1950 after which they made their home in Santa Fe. Ann was a school teacher in the Santa Fe School District for 20 years, teaching at Salazar, Agua Fria and Pinon schools. After retirement she enjoyed traveling to visit family and working with Al on their cabin in Ruidoso, while also caring for her mother at home for many years. Ann is survived by her children: Steven (Chrys), Mark, Gregg (Nancy), Kim (Rob), Michelle (Brian); and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved. Funeral service will be held at 1st Church of the Nazarene, 1044 Don Diego Avenue, Santa Fe NM on Monday May 20th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Gideons. The family wishes to convey their heartfelt thanks to the nurses and other staff members of Amber Care as well as to the staff at Beehive Homes of Santa Fe for their compassionate care of mom during her illness and Home-going.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900