Funeral mass is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 12, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Rolando P. Chavarria Sr. of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mr. Chavarria, 78, entered eternal life October 6, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, TX surrounded by his loving family.
Fr. Vijay will officiate at the services with burial to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Christopher Chavarria, Rolando Chavarria III, Zachary Chavarria, Carlos Montoya, David Conklin and Jose Cruz. Honorary pallbearers are remaining grandchildren, Quarterback sons, Cooper Henderson and Meal Site family.
Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Rolando was born June 20, 1940 in Marfa, Texas to Ramon Chavarria and Cruz (Pacheco) Chavarria.
On February 23, 1962, he married Guadalupe "Lupe" Cortez. She preceded him in death on June 5, 2002. He was also preceded in death by his parents and oldest brother.
Rolando married Angelina Navarrette on May 10, 2014. They enjoyed traveling together on cruises. He especially loved Rotan, Honduras.
Rolando worked as a farm laborer. Later he became a salesman at Artesia Furniture Store where he retired. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Rolando loved all things Bulldogs and was a proud member of the Artesia Quarterback Club. He volunteered his time at hospice and at the Meal Site where he enjoyed spending time with his friends.
Rolando is survived by his wife, Angelina Chavarria; sons: Rocky Chavarria of Artesia, Rolando Chavarria Jr. and wife Darlene of Artesia, Ralph Chavarria and wife Diane of Arvada, CO; daughter: Rachel Chavarria of Roswell, NM.
Grandchildren: Christopher Chavarria, Alexandra Cruz and husband Jose, Rolando Chavarria III and wife Daryan, Raven Chavarria, Zachary Chavarria and fiance Stephanie, Raelyn Orona, Jacqueline Whitman, Miranda Olivas and husband Carlos, Eliana, Cory, Trevor, and Katia Bass.
Stepchildren-Pete Martinez, Jr., Veronica Montoya and husband Daniel, Sandra Hernandez and husband Jimmy. Step grandchildren- Carlos, Timothy, and Andrew Montoya; Santiago, Samantha, /and Adrian Hernandez.
10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Brothers-Ruben Chavarria and wife Blasa, Guy Chavarria and wife Jane, Raunchy Chavarria. Sisters: Ofelia Martinez, Mary Luevano, Josie Catano and husband Mack, Elfida Granados, Chris Jimenez and husband Henry, and Connie Olguin and husband John.
Numerous nieces and nephews, Quarterback sons, and Meal Site family.
It's great to be a Bulldog!