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 Teresa <I>Montoya</I> Chacon

Teresa Montoya Chacon

Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, USA
Death 22 Sep 2008 (aged 82)
Hernandez, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 39997042 · View Source
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Teresa M. Chacón was the daughter of Francisco and Guadalupita Montoya. Her step-mother was Maggie D. Montoya. Siblings were Ruth, Ramona, Stella, Antonia, Frank (wife: Amadita), Benny, Oswaldo Tibby, and Eloy Montoya (wife: Stella); And step-brother Joe Saiz. She was married to the late N.M. State Senator Matias Lafayette Chacón. Their children were Matthew, Michael, Donald, Ronald Chacón (wife: Monica), and Bernadette Chacón-Nelson (husband: Gary). Grandchildren were Chanelle, Michelle, Christina, Rogie and Israel Chacón; 2 step-grandchildren, Ashley and Isaac Ortiz.

After Catholic School and Santa Fe high school graduation, Teresa attended secretarial school then worked in Los Alamos and Santa Fe. She met law student Matias Chacón from Cañon Plaza, New Mexico. After law school they married. She, Matias and later his partner, Pete Melendez set up an Española law practice with the expertise of Nora Romero, also a legal secretary. Teresa juggled a career, 5 children, being a Senator's wife and still had time to tend to the life of living on a farm. She loved to sing, dance and play her piano and organ. She was her church organist and choir director at San Jose de Rio Chama Parish in Hernandez for many years. She also belonged to the Sacred Heart Altar Society and the VFW auxiliary.

Pallbearers: Ronald Chacón, Gary Nelson, Miguel Timoteo Gurule, Jim Myers, Rudy Cordova and Tomas Cordova. Honorary pallbearers: Michael, Donald, and Israel Chacón and Michael Gomez.

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  • Added: 28 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39997042
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Teresa Montoya Chacon (23 Mar 1926–22 Sep 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39997042, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by truchasnm (contributor 47143330) .