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Chavez, Eduardo "Edward"

Eduardo "Edward" Chavez passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, January 6, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Los Ranchos where he was born to Maximilliano Chavez and Victoriana Sanchez Chavez on November 8, 1921.

He is survived by his children, Rosie Encinias, Edward Chavez, Jr. (Cathy), and Robert Chavez; as well as his grandson, Daniel Encinias (Irene); great-granddaughters, Brandi Encinias (Reginald) and Baylee Encinias (Adam); his great-grandsons, Patrick Encinias and Daniel Encinias, Jr.; and great-great-grandson, Ayln Jacob Bryant; his brother, Dennis Chavez (wife, Mary); his sisters, Lore Aguilar (Manuel), Margaret Lopez; as well as many nephews, nieces, family, Godchildren, and friends who loved him and will miss him dearly.

His journey to Heaven was preceded by his parents; his beloved wife, Priscilla; his grandsons, Leroy Encinias, Jr. and Patrick Encinias; his brothers, Felix, Willie, Oliver, Filomeno, Max, Jr., Juan De Dios; and by his sisters, Jennie Crespin and Barbara Griego.

He served proudly in the United States Army during WWII and will be honored by the American Legion Post 69 Color Guard with the traditional salute bestowed upon veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

He will be ushered to his final resting place by his "fellas": Patrick Encinias, Daniel Encinias, Jr., Ayln Jacob Bryant, Oliver Chavez, Juan Chavez, Jr., Lee Sena, Felix Aguilar, Agustin Crespin, and Michael Griego, who will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandi Encinias, Baylee Encinias, and Ruben Reyes.

Rosary Services are scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m at FRENCH - University. Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 9502 4th St. NW. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A Reception will follow at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church after his interment.

The family of Edward Chavez greatly appreciates the outpouring of condolences and love. Please visit our online guestbook for Edward at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 10, 2017
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