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Carlos C. Chavez


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Carlos C. Chavez Obituary
Carlos C. Chavez, born Jan. 29, 1925, in Brownfield, Texas, passed away March 10, 2010 at the V.A. Hospital, Albuquerque. Carlos grew up in Encinoso, Lincoln County. He worked as a dollar a day cowboy for the Merchant and Block Ranches. Carlos served as a rifleman in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign during World War II. He received the Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart and other numerous awards for his war time service. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for civil service at Holloman Air Force Base for 25 years before retiring in 1976.
Carlos was preceed in death by his parents, Carlos G. and Clara Chavez. He is survived by his twin sisters, Clarita Padilla, of Sunrise, Fla. and Clara Zamora, of Alamogordo and wife Barbara Chavez, of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his daughter, Irene Ransom and her husband, Michael, of Fresno, Calif.; sons Michael R. Chavez and wife, Christine, of Las Vegas, N.M.; Robert O. Chavez and wife, Becky, of La Luz; Albert D. Chavez and wife, Norma, of Albuquerque and a special nephew Art Zamora, of La Luz. Carlos has 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous neices and nephews.
Honorary Pall bearers are George Baca, Lorenzo Lopez, Michael A. Chavez, Eric Coyazo, Anthony O. Chavez and Andrew Padilla.
Creamation has taken place and he will be laid to rest in Encinoso, at a later date. The rosary and the memorial mass will take place at Immaculate Conception Church March 15, 2010, with Fr. Bryant Hausfeld, O.F.M., officiating. The rosary is set for 9:30 a.m. and the memorial mass will be at 10 a.m.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 13 to Mar. 27, 2010
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