TOMMY CHAVEZ Age 68, passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior on June 14, 2013. Tommy was born in Galisteo, New Mexico on August 1, 1944. He was the youngest of 12 children. Tommy was a loving son, husband, brother, father, grand-father and a friend to everyone he ever met. He was a man of many talents, had a passion for the great outdoors and animals especially horses. His larger than life personality was infectious and you couldn't help but smile when he was around. He had a heart of gold and was always ready to help in any way he could. His presence in this life will be truly missed. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents Demecia & Felipe Chavez y Chavez, Sisters: Jane Anaya, Rita Sanchez, and Clorinda Chavez. Brothers: Luis Chavez, Felipe Chavez Jr. and Juan E. Chavez. Tommy is survived by his wife Rita Chavez, Sisters and Brothers in-law. Sisters: Josie Balich husband Tom, Pauline Tapia and Toni Chavez-Tabor. Brothers: Joe D. Anaya wife Rosina and Manuel Chavez. Daughters: Maria Lopez husband Angel, Patricia Chavez. Sons: Christopher Chavez partner Kristen, Tommy Chavez Jr. and Fernando Chavez. Stepchildren: Lois Salveson, Frank Henderson, Johnny Henderson wife Adrian and Anna Valli husband Abel. Grandchildren Cesar Lopez, Chandler Chavez, Rilee Chavez-Firebaugh, Spencer Chavez and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and caring friends. All services will be held in his honor on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Nuestro Senor de los Remedios in Galisteo, New Mexico. A Rosary to be recited at 10:00 AM; a Funeral Mass 11:30 AM; followed by a reception at Galisteo Community Center.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900