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Juanita D. Chavez Juanita D. Chavez
(December 8, 1932 - September 24, 2012)

Juanita D. Chavez, 79 of Santa Rosa, NM died Monday, September 24, 2012 at Guadalupe County Hospital following an illness.She was born December 8, 1932 in San Ignacio, NM to the home of Lorenzo and Prudencia (Lopez) Duran.

Juanita was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who read her bible daily. Juanita was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Santa Rosa.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Herlindo Chavez and Miguel Salas, two daughters Esther Griego and Christine Garcia, five sons Raymond Salas, Martin Salas, Freddy Salas, Tony Salas, and Delbert Salas, a granddaughter Marla Bailey, a sister Mary Gutierrez and a brother Albert Duran.

Survivors include a son Anthony Salas of Santa Rosa; a grandson raised as a son Phillip Campos of Santa Rosa; seven daughters Gloria Salas of Fort Sumner, NM, Perla Bailey of Santa Rosa, Lucille Salas of Santa Rosa, Martha Salas of Santa Rosa, Prescilla Aragon and husband Nick of Los Lunas, NM, Barbara Duke and husband John of Fort Sumner, and Samantha Cardenas and husband Hector of Albuquerque, three nieces Debbie Ramirez, Margaret Knight, and Theresa Duran and a nephew Jake Gutierrez along with 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and a host of friends and other relatives.

Rosary services will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, September 27, 2012 from St. Rose of Lima with Father Thomas Kayammakal officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and family. Honorary bearers will be Julia Ulibarri, Cordelia Chavez, and all her family and friends.

All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third Street; Santa Rosa, NM (575) 472-3369. To place an online tribute or sign the guestbook visit