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Chavez, J. P.



The Chavez family mourns the passing and celebrates the life of JP Chavez, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, an integral and loving part of our lives. He constantly inspired us on faith, family and generosity. We will greatly miss him and honor the value he placed on always being present for family in their multi-varied interests including cooking, science, engineering, music, speeches, horsemanship, cheerleading, ballet, track, fishing, softball, football, coaching and the outdoors to name a few.

J.P. was born in San Mateo, New Mexico and met his wife Mary in Grants, NM. They married in 1959 and were blessed with three children, their son Mark, their daughter Lisa her husband Steve and their two children, Michael and Ashley, their son Johnny and children Erica, Carley, Jake, and their mother Lisa.

J.P. served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 and received several medals among them, the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), and UN Service medal. After Korea, J.P. got his pilot license and loved flying. He joined the Ironworker's Union and became general foreman superintendent for the L-Bar Uranium Project where he received their Safety Award of Superior Performance in 1975. He studied and gained his General Contractor's license and formed JPC Construction Company retiring in 1990. We love you JP, dad and "granpa".

Interment will take place in Santa Fe at the VA Cemetery on March 30th at 1:30 pm.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 25, 2016
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