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CAROLINE TREVELYAN CHAVEZ

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CAROLINE TREVELYAN CHAVEZ MARCH 29, 1928 - MARCH 27, 2013 Carol Chavez peacefully passed away only two days shy of her 85th birthday. She was in Hawaii where, for many years, she happily divided her time with her beloved Santa Fe. Carol was the only child of New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice David Chavez, Jr. and Genevieve Trovillion Chavez. She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as loving aunts and uncles: Jesus Chavez, United States Senator Dennis Chavez and Imelda, Amalia Chavez Gallegos and Joe, Barbara Chavez Sena and Ray, Melita Chavez Jefferys and Robert, Anita Chavez Tafoya and spouse, Clementina Chavez Salazar and Gillie, Beatrice Trovillion; plus cousin, Robert Sena. She is survived by many friends, and Chavez and Trovillion/ Trevalyan cousins in New Mexico, Illinois, Hawaii, Spain, and Washington D.C., including cousins: Juanita Sena-Shannon and her husband Martin, and Caroline Pederson and her husband Pete. Also left to mourn her passing is long-time advisor and valued friend, Mark French. Carol treasured childhood memories of extended visits to Boulder, Colorado, home of her maternal grandparents, Edward B. and Mina Caroline Trovillion. Carol was very proud when, as a young teenager on June 10, 1942 she christened the USS Santa Fe in Camden, New Jersey. The bell from the cruiser is permanently on display in the Santa Fe City Hall. Carol loved to travel and the many items adorning her home reflected her love of and interest in, the different cultures she encountered in her lifetime. Carol had over 27 years of service with the New Mexico Department of Education as an administrator, statistician and analyst until the time of her retirement in 1982. Carol will be remembered for her astute memory of history, her passion for all things political and her fierce loyalty. A special thank you to all of Carol's caregivers in Santa Fe and in Hawaii. Carol's wishes to have no formal services are being honored. Her ashes have been scattered off her beloved Halekulani Hotel, her Hawaiian home. In her lifetime, Carol was a generous contributor to local and non-profit organizations. Donations in her memory may be made to the .
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900
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