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Manuelita “Mela” Chávez

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Death 10 Feb 2017 (aged 74)
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 176333301 · View Source
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February 10, 2017 our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and "mother-to-many others", Manuelita, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. This beautiful women left her legacy on this world, and began her heavenly journey.
Mela is survived by her one and only love, her husband of 57 years, Adelaido "Del" Chávez Jr. Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald (Anna) Chávez, Dianna (Rick) Ortiz and Debbie (Paul) Maestas. Her heart continued to expand as her family grew with six grandchildren, Donna (David) Trujillo, Darlene (Cole) Leslie, Danielle (John) Tennyson, RJ (Sammy Navarro) Ortiz, John-Paul Maestas and Lena Maestas. Her most recent joy included the addition of nine very special great-grandchildren.
By her example, she taught us many life lessons, the greatest one was how to love. Maya Angelou's words described mom's actions best, "...I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Everyone that crossed paths with mom felt LOVE!
A rosary and memorial service will be held on February 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Her Celebration of Life mass will be held on February 21, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. This Celebration will take place at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 417 Agua Fria St., Santa Fé, NM. Interment to follow at Santa Fé National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are her six grandchildren.


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  • Created by: P Barela
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176333301
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Manuelita “Mela” Chávez (16 Sep 1942–10 Feb 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176333301, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by P Barela (contributor 46573401) .