JULIO CHAVEZ Julio Chavez, 85, of Santa Fe, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Rafaelita Larranaga Chavez. Born in Ojo De La Vaca, he was the son of the Late Julio Chavez and Juanita Rael. Mr. Chavez was a US Army Veteran serving in both the Korean War and in World War II, in the 240th Artillery, where he earned several metals including; The Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal and the Distinguished Service Medal. Before becoming a groundskeeper for the National Guard Armory in Santa Fe, and retiring after 31 years, he enjoyed hunting, woodwork, home projects, music and camping. He is survived by his loving wife, Rafaelita; his devoted children; Michael Chavez, Ben Chavez (De'Ann), Julio Chavez, Joanne Gianardi (Mark), Carmella Flores (Leonard) and Cathy Chavez. He is also survived by his cherished 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:45 PM at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service with burial to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers, grandsons; David Yardman, Ben Chavez, Jr., Doug Chavez, Craig Chavez, Jeff Chavez, Jeremy Chavez and Anthony Chavez. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900