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Mary Emma Chavez

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Chavez, Mary Emma Zamora



Mary Emma Zamora Chavez, 90, was called to eternal rest on April 23, 2016.

She was preceded in death by her husband Natividad Luna Chavez; parents Pedro and Gricelda Zamora; brothers Ernesto, Pete, Frank, and sister Christina Lujan-Bonds; and son-in-law James Fejer.

Mary is survived by her sister, Jenny Valdez; ten children, Agnes George (Tim), Rose Noss, Frances Fejer, Michael, Marian Britton (Dale), Gloria Chavez (Jim Gettings), Philip (Maureen O'Kane), Margaret Talbot (Randy), Patrick, and Paul Chavez; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

After high school, she enrolled at Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM, and later attended St. Joseph's University here in Albuquerque where she pursued her degree in Education. After raising her children, Mary entered the workforce with Albuquerque Public Schools where she enjoyed a rewarding career working with Special Ed children for over 23 years. Mary was a loving, devoted, and hardworking wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and will be greatly missed by those who loved her. She was a devout Catholic and a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church for 58 years where she was active in the Altar Rosary Society, The Blue Army of our Lady of Fatima, and the Padre Pio Prayer Group.

Mary's Life Celebration will begin with a Rosary on Sunday, May 1, at Salazar Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW, at 5:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 2, at 10:00a.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 833 Arizona St. SE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Albuquerque, NM.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Hospice of New Mexico for their compassionate care shown to our mother.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to of Albuquerque, P. O. Box 21400, Albuquerque, NM 87154; or Holy Ghost Catholic School, 6201 Ross Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, in memory of Mary Emma Chavez. Please visit Mary's online guestbook at www.Reflectionoflife.com .

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