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1927 Juan 2024

Juan Chavez

May 13, 1927 — May 7, 2024

Funeral services for Juan Florez Chavez of Artesia, New Mexico are scheduled for 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at Trinity Temple Assembly of God. Mr. Chavez, who was 96, passed away on May 7, 2024 in Artesia, NM. 

Juan was born on May 13, 1927 in Roswell, NM to Sisto Chavez and Susana Florez. In 1948, he met Rita Rodrigez and they got married in 1961. Juan is survived by his four daughters: Margaret Molinar from Georgia, Gloria Ramirez (husband Billy) from Albuquerque, Juanita Hernandez (husband Pete) from Artesia, and Marina Mahan from Roswell, NM. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, numerous great, great-great, and great-great-great grandchildren. 

Juan was preceded in death by his wife Rita Rodriguez Chavez, his parents Sisto and Susana Chavez, his brother Santiago Calderon, his sisters Paula Cruz, Angie Chavez, and Amparo Sanchez, his sons Fred Florez and Luis Florez, his son-in-law Carlos Molinar, his daughter-in-law Mickey Florez, and his grandsons Harold Molinar, Danny Ramirez, and Tim Ramirez. 

The pallbearers for the funeral will be Juan's nephews Raymond Cruz and Benny Cruz, as well as his grandchildren Rudy Florez, Dean Molinar, Dicky Ramirez, Gabriel Florez, Lanny Mahan, and Athena Valdez. 

Juan was raised in Hope, NM, where he sheared sheep and hung telephone poles. He later became a carpenter by trade and built many homes in Artesia while working for Howard Lewis. Juan had a passion for music and dancing and was a very faithful servant to the Lord. There was not a Sunday that you wouldn't hear him singing coritos in church, nor was there a person leaving on a trip that he would not let leave without a blessing. Papo Chavez or Papo Cha as he was known, will be greatly missed.
 
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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

Trinity Temple Assembly of God

16th & Hermosa, Artesia, NM 88210

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