Carmen Chavez

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CARMEN CHAVEZ Carmen Chavez, 93, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 14, 2014 following an extended illness. Carmen was born in Salida, Colorado on February 24, 1921 to Pedro Antonio and Soraida Maestas. She was raised in Santa Cruz, New Mexico and was married to Fred Chavez, Sr. She is preceded in death by her parents, Pedro Antonio and Soraida Maestas; brothers: Margarito, Jose Maria, Juan, and Celestino Maestas, as well as her sister Virginia Barbero. Carmen is survived by her son Freddy Chavez and wife Stella; grandchildren, Anna Bransford, Gabe Chavez and wife Leah, and Lisa Chavez; great grandchildren, Steven Garcia, Jeremy Bransford, Ziamara Chavez, and Jacob Montoya; special sister-in-law, Helen Maestas, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. Carmen lived in Santa Fe for most of her life and also lived in Sparks, Nevada for a short time. She worked in retail for many years. She enjoyed going to dances to listen to music and spending time with her family. Visitation will begin at 6:00 PM Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Tuesday evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 AM Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow at 10:30 AM at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Gabe Chavez, Manny Chavez, Richard Ulibarri, James Quintana, Gilbert Maestas, and Johnny Bowles Jr. The Chavez family wishes to thank the Staff of Heritage Healthcare, especially Rebecca and Andrea for the loving care that was provided to Carmen during her final year of life. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on June 17, 2014