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Richard Chavez

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Chavez, Richard "Rick"

Richard "Rick" Chavez passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque with family at his side. He was 65 years old. Rick was born on September 23,1950 in Albuquerque. He graduated from Valley High School in 1968. Rick was a sharp, empathetic person with a quick wit who was always willing to lend a helping hand. His gentle spirit and sense of humor will be missed.

Rick is preceded in death by his father Vences and mother Tina Chavez of Albuquerque.

He is survived by his son, Rick Chavez; daughter-in-law Yolanda and his grandchildren Richard, Michael, Athalia and Dylan; sisters Gloria Encinias and husband Dan, Elsie Ann Asmus and husband Philip, and Lupe Chavez; along with five nieces, one nephew and their children.

A Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 1502 Sara Rd. SE in Rio Rancho. A funeral service with military honors will follow at 2:15 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe.

Special thanks to the staff at the VA Hospital for their compassionate care. To leave condolences, please visit

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 31, 2016
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