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Fred Chavez

Died: February 9, 2012

Fred ChavezFred Chavez, our loving husband & father, passed away February 9, 2012. He was born August 17, 1925 in Glencoe, Colorado to Remigio & Lucy M. Chavez. Fred attended and graduated from Weber Adult High School. On December 9, 1946 Fred married the love of his life, Maria Frances Romero in Mancos Colorado at St. Rose Catholic Church.Fred was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corp and was awarded a Purple Heart, a Good Conduct Medal and numerous other medals for outstanding achievements. He worked at G.S.A., Freeport Center and retired from DDO. He was a dedicated member of the Disabled American Veterans for 50 years and was also a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Military Order of the Purple Hearts.He was affiliated with the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Special thanks to the physicians and staff at Tanner Clinic, Bitner Bldg.; Liberty Dialysis and Thatcher Brook Center.Fred is survived by his wife Maria Frances Chavez, daughters AnnaBelle Coria, Sandra Chavez-Houck and special son-in-law Todd Houck, beloved brother-in-law David Nickerson, sisters Fay, Clara, Virginia, Elenor and Mary Lou, brothers Benny & Robert, grandchildren; Frank Gallegos, Trina (Octavio) Gallegos, Miguel (China) Coria, Bianca (Juan) Tafoya, Veronica Serrano, Amber Houck, great grandchildren; Tony Anisa, Annabell, Diamond, Isabell Coria, Carlos Ramirez, Angelic (Jonah), Brittany, Heidi, Kylee, Melissa Gallegos, R.J. Hart, Arianna Serrano, Evanglee, Samantha and Fred Tafoya and 7 great great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two dear cousins Sophie Martinez and Kathy Lujan. He was preceded in death by Remigio & Lucy Chavez, Celina Lynch, Helen Bridgeforth, Delia Garcia and Rose Lujan.Funerals services will be held Wednesday February 15, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 210 Chapel, Layton, Utah. A viewing will be held on Tuesday February 14, 2012 from 5-6 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street. An evening service and Rosary will begin at 6:00 pm, also at Leavitt’s Mortuary.Interment at Lindquist Cemetery Layton.In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to D.A.V. Chapter 14 Davis County PO Box 832 Layton, UT 84041


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Died: February 9, 2012

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Peter posted on 4/21/12

A day hasn't passed where I haven't thought of you Fred; you will be dearly missed. I am fortunate to have met you; I cherish our moments together. God Bless you. Journey well, my friend. Peter


Beth Moreno-Perine posted on 4/12/12

My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. God is with you all.With deepest sympathy,Beth Moreno-Perine


Debbie Pacheco Brown posted on 3/4/12

Sandy & family,I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good man and I just thought the world of him & your mom. They were my second parents when we were growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with and your family.Debbie


Denese Richesin posted on 2/17/12

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, may God bless you and comfort your hearts.


Angie Castillo posted on 2/16/12

Sandra,I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. Angie Castillo


Beth Moreno-Perine posted on 2/15/12

May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.In sympathy.


Luis and Gloria Madrid posted on 2/15/12

Sandra and family, Our sincerist sympathy on your loss. We pray that you receive peace and consolation through this sad and difficult time. Luis and Gloria


Stephane roberts posted on 2/15/12

Aunt Francis, AnnaBelle and Sandra,I am so sorry to hear of this incredible loss. Sincere condolences. However, I can't help but think that when Uncle Fred left this world and entered another one, he was greeted by so many angles in our family that have passed before him. All of them were there waiting, lovingly, warmly, all smiles and open arms to make this transition an easier one. I have no doubt, they will all be there for all of us when its time we cross that bridge as well. We are all forever connected and even though this is an end of sorts, it is also another beginning.Uncle Fred is in good company. He lived an amazing life, had a beautiful wife, raised kind children, loved his siblings, served his country honorably. And even though I have been away for a very long time, He as well as the other relatives have always had a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you right now during this difficult time. We may have lost a dear sweet man, but Heaven has surely gained another Angel.Sending out a Texas sized Hug, Stephanie & Family


Diana Myklebust posted on 2/15/12

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you. May the Lord comfort your heart as only He can do.Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family.God Bless,Diana


Betty, Danielle & Natalie Romero posted on 2/14/12

Uncle Fred, Danielle, Natalie & I didn't get to say goodbye or give you a big hug, but we know how much you loved us & we loved you. You made everyone around you feel special, no matter the circumstance. You talked to us about politics, religion, family matters & shared stories of you life. You would call & tell me you had the worst hangovers after attending VFW conferences all over the US. You loved everyone unconditionally, never questioning. Your love for my Aunt Frances & your children showed in your smile when you mentioned their names. We had the coffee pot ready when you walked in the door....I will miss you so much & I know Grampa & Grama are so very happy today. Rest in peace my dear uncle, you suffered so many years without complaining, you accepted the cross Jesus had you carry for so long. You will never be forgotten & I am so sorry I didn't make that phone call to see who was gonna be our next president...because I know you were always right. I leave you with tears of happiness flowing down my face. U R with Jesus now...Goodbye Uncle Fred


Donna Fastle posted on 2/14/12

You are in my heart, Sandra. . .today and every day.


Jeanette Rich posted on 2/14/12

Sandra, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family are in my prayers, my heart, and my thoughts. May God bless and keep you in your time of need, sorrow, and grief. Please know you are surrounded by love. Lots of love and many hugs.Jeanette Rich


Marla Beasley Cox posted on 2/14/12

Sandra,I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My heart goes out to you and your family. My love and prayers go out to all of you.Marla


Teresa Valverde posted on 2/14/12

Sandra and the Chavez family.May GOD bless all of you during your time of need. My prayers and heartfelt compassion are with you.May you find comfort in these beautiful words.Look for me in RainbowsTime for me to go now, I won't say goodbye;Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.Time for me to leave you, I won't say goodbye;Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,Just look for me and love me, and I'll be close to you.It won't be forever, the day will come and thenMy loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.Time for us to part now, we won't say goodbye;Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.Every waking moment, and all your whole life throughJust look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.Just wish me to be near you,And I'll be there with you.Music and lyrics: Conn Bernard (1990). Vicki Brown


Silvia Nalder Stanger posted on 2/14/12

We are so sorry for your loss, you are all special friends to our family...we had alot of great times in the DAV and since, sorry we can't be there, but know that our love and prayers are with you. Love, Silvia Nalder Stanger


STAN & ANA GABALDON posted on 2/14/12

To the Chavez Family. We are writing to you to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. Our hearts are filled with sadness at your loss. We cannot imagine the pain you fill right now. We wish we had words to comfort you in your grief, but we know there are none that will take away any pain you are feeling. Fred's passing will leave a great void in the hearts of all that have been fortunate enough to have known him. May your friends and family bring you strength and comfort during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will light a candle for all of you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. We love you all.Stan & Ana