Obituary: JoAnn Garcia Chavez of San Ildefonso

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Obituary: JoAnn Garcia Chavez of San Ildefonso

JoAnn Garcia Chavez, 62, a resident of San Ildefonso passed away on November 26, 2015. She was born June 19, 1953, San Ildefonso, NM to Juan Felipe and Beronis Garcia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan Felipe and Beronis Garcia of San Ildefonso,NM, sister, Rafaelita Guajardo, of Altus, OK, and many other relatives.

JoAnn is survived by her husband, Arnold Chavez, brothers Robert Garcia and wife, Mary Alice, of Española, NM, Raymond Baros, of Jacona, NM, and nephew Tom Garcia, whom she loved like a son and companion Anna, of San Ildefonso. Brother-in-law, Johnny Guajardo, of Altus, OK. Many nephews, nieces, cousins, and Arnold’s family.

JoAnn worked as a leather seamstress for many years at CHAR. Then she went to work at Jake’s Dirty Laundry in Pojoaque.

Rosary will be recited on Saturday, November 28th at 7:00 at the San Ildefonso Catholic Church. Funeral will be Monday, November 30th at 9am at the San Ildefonso Church.

Honorary pallbearers, Reyes Chavez, Fernando Chavez, Antonio Garcia, Robbie Garcia, Gina Garcia, Ramon Baros, Delberta Baros, Bobby Krikorian, Geri Janz and all her great nephews and nieces.

JoAnn’s family wishes to thank Christy Bradshaw from LAVNS for all your help and acknowledge with heartfelt appreciation your kind expression of sympathy during this difficult time. We would also like to thank Janette Beesley, Chris Vega and all the staff at Rivera’s Funeral Home for the services and professionalism at our time of need. Thank you for all you do for us!


Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home (505) 753-2288.