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Eddie Chavez

October 14, 1963 — June 18, 2015

Joseph Edward "Eddie" Chavez, 51 of Santa Rosa passed away at his home Thursday, June 18, 2015. He was born October 14, 1963 in Santa Rosa. Joseph grew up and attended Santa Rosa schools, graduating with the SRHS class of 1981. He attended Highlands University in Las Vegas where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Teaching. He returned to Santa Rosa where he taught for 10 years, he also taught for one year at Hobbs, NM and six years at Vaughn. He was currently employed as a teacher at the GEO facility in Santa Rosa. He has also worked part time for Allsup's and as a server at Joseph's Restaurant. Eddie enjoyed spending time with his nephews and nieces, hanging out with his friends and listening to music. He is preceded in death by his parents, Siria Chavez Lucero and Daniel Joe Lucero, his paternal grandmother Vicenta Paiz, and his maternal grandparents Isidoro and Sarita Chavez, uncles Arcenio "Archie" Chavez, Guillermo "Willie" Chavez and an aunt Marcelina Baca. Eddie, a loving brother, nephew and uncle, is survived by a sister Debbie Gallegos and husband Mark of Santa Rosa, three brothers Frank Chavez and wife Annette of Albuquerque, Vince Lucero and wife Michelle of Santa Rosa, and Andy Chavez and wife Kenna of Sidney, Ohio, an uncle Macedonio Chavez of Santa Rosa, three aunts Mary Lou Maestas and husband Tony of Cuervo, Stella Chavez of Santa Rosa and Ernestine Gutierrez and husband Gene of Santa Rosa, along with a host nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Cremation has taken place. A rosary will be recited at 6pm Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Santa Rosa. The funeral Mass will be celebrated from the church at 11:00am Thursday, June 25, 2015 with Monsignor Anthony P. Bolman officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Gallegos, Daniel Gallegos, Martin Chavez, Victor Maestas, David Roybal, Victoria Chavez, Veronica Sisneros, and Brian Chavez. Honorary bearers will be Denise Duran, Lauren Chavez, Myka Chavez, Alyssa Chavez, Jessie Gallegos, Sarita Campos, Ambria Lucero, Ashlyn Lucero, Anica Lucero, Jacob Duran, Justiniano Duran, Isabella Sandoval, Enrique Patron, Clarissa Patron, Ronnie Saiz, Daniel Prieto, Randy Gallegos, Sarah Campos, Seth Campos, and Emma Gallegos. 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 guest book, go to www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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