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 Jose M. “Mikey” Chavez

Jose M. “Mikey” Chavez

Lumberton, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, USA
Death 13 Jul 1994 (aged 55)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 35742 · View Source
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Jose M. (Mikey) Chavez, 55, died July 13, 1994 in Salt Lake City following a lingering illness.

Born June 6, 1939 in Lumberton, New Mexico to Jose Blas and Melinda Valdez Chavez. Married Helen Martinez June 19, 1965.

He served in the Air Force for four years. He worked for United Airlines for 24 years in cabin service. He was a CCD teacher for five years at St. Vincent's Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife; daughters, Lisa Marie, Marisa, and Maria Elena, all of Murray; special friend and son he never had, Alex Gomez, Sandy; brother, Victor, Murray; and sister, Mrs. Tom (Simo) Trujillo, Riverside Calif.


If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you held a place no one could ever fill. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you and whispered come with Me. With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and saw you fade away, although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. Your gentle face and patient smile with sadness we recall, you had a friendly word for each and died before us all. It breaks our hearts to lose you but you didn't go alone, a large part of us went with you the day God took you home.

We love you Your wife and Family

We would like to thank Cottonwood and LDS hospitals and their staffs, and a special thanks to Dr. Randall Ryser and his staff, and the Leo Martinez family, for the great care Mike got these last 10 years.

Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 11 a.m., at St. Vincent's Catholic Church, 1375 East Spring Lane, where friends may call Friday, 6-7 p.m. to be followed by a rosary at 7 p.m.

Committal, Murray City Cemetery.

Deseret News Thursday, July 14, 1994 Obituary




  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35742
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jose M. “Mikey” Chavez (6 Jun 1939–13 Jul 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35742, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .