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 Sarah Mary <I>Chavez</I> Robinson

Sarah Mary Chavez Robinson

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Death 14 Dec 2001 (aged 92)
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
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Sarah M. Chavez Robinson.
It is with the greatest respect and undying love that we surrender our mother, Sarah Mary Robinson, into the hands of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Sarah, a native of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2001 at age 92.
Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Frank M. Robinson in 1982 and by her son, Franklin Robinson in 1994. Sarah, the matriarch of her extended family, modeled her unwavering faith and her sense of "family above all else" to all who knew her.
Sarah is survived by her son, Bill and his wife, Lille, grandchildren, Ryan and Brandon Robinson, daughter-in-law, Marianne Cisneros-Robinson, grandchildren, Nicholas and Sarah Jean Robinson, Lissa Robinson-Gonzales and Kristen Robinson, great-granddaughter, Ashley Gonzales all of Albuquerque and sister, Adele Faucett of West Covina, California, nieces, Priscilla Chavez and Sister Linda Chavez S.C., nephew, Leo Chavez, niece, Lucille Quillen and her husband, Leon, niece, Cecilia Aranda and her husband, Richard of Albuquerque and many, many other loving nieces and nephews.
Sarah was one of eight children born to Féderico Chávez and Josefa Saavedra, offspring of New Mexico's founding Chávez clan.
Siblings included Leo G. Chavez, Victoriana Welter, Fred Chavez, Eliza Baca, former local bandleader, Don Lesmen Chavez, Adele Faucett and Anne Deeble.
Sarah was an alumnus of Albuquerque High School, Class of 1928 and a graduate of St. Joseph's College. Sarah amassed her M.A. equivalency at UNM. Sarah's professional life spanned 38 years devoted to the children of Albuquerque, having taught second grade for Albuquerque Public Schools. The schools she tenured in included the original A. Montoya School in Tijeras, Alameda, Atrisco, Stronghurst, Riverview, Coronado and finally, Dolores Gonzales Elementary School from where she retired in 1975. Her avocations were teaching reading and folkloric Mexican dance.
After retirement, Sarah learned to paint beautifully but still continued to work with children by substituting at several local elementary schools for an additional five years.
The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation for their love, compassion and professional care provided by Emily Candelaria of Home Instead Senior Care, Althea McAneny of Lovelace Home Healthcare, Linda Lamansky and Kathy Swanegan of Lovelace Hospice Care.
A Rosary will be recited on Monday, December 17, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel of French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at the Aquinas Newman Center Catholic Church at the University of New Mexico with Father Matt Strabala officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Lissa Robinson-Gonzales, Kristen Robinson, Nicholas Robinson, Ryan Robinson, Sarah Jean Robinson and Brandon Robinson. Great-granddaughter, Ashley Gonzales will serve as honorary pallbearer.


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  • Created by: P Barela
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100020481
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Mary Chavez Robinson (17 Apr 1909–14 Dec 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100020481, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by P Barela (contributor 46573401) .