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Macedonio Chavez Jr.

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Macedonio Chavez Jr. Obituary
Chavez, Macedonio JR

Macedonio Chavez JR died unexpectedly on June 14, 2016. JR as he was known to all was born to Macedonio Sr. and Beatrice Rodriguez Chavez on February 7, 1930 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He lived in San Pedro, New Mexico, and the Village of Tijeras. His final years were in Albuquerque, New Mexico next to the Post 49.

JR was preceded in death by his father and mother, his wife Fedelia (Fela) Chavez and his companion Orlinda Ortiz.

JR proudly served his country in the Army. Although he was an only child, he was blessed with an extended family and many friends.

JR is survived by his son Jimmy Chavez and wife the Honorable Mayor Gloria J Chavez from the Village of Tijeras; daughter Louise Gordon; and son Ralph Chavez (Angie). JR is survived by five grandchildren, Jimmy's children Evan Chavez (Tammy), Jimel Coleman (Dwight Jr) Louise's children, Candace and Van Gordon, Ralph's daughter Angela Max (Rogelio Jr) He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and a great-granddog. Evan's dog Hersh, Jimel's children Jazel and JaLara Morinia and Daveon Coleman, Angela's children Michael Chavez, Rogelio III, Julian, and Nathaniel Max.

Services for JR will be Saturday, July 2nd at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5303 Phoenix Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rosary will be recited at 9:30 am by Deacon Ruben Barela, and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am by Father William Young. Interment follows at the Village of Tijeras Cemetery next to the James McGrane Safety Complex. Reception will follow the burial at the Post 49, 11007 Central Ave NE. Pallbearers will be grandsons Evan Chavez, Van Gordon, Dwight Coleman Jr., and great-grandson Daveon Coleman.

Please visit Mr Chavez's online guest register at


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Published in Albuquerque Journal on June 26, 2016
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