Luis Gilbert “Pops” Chavez Sr. was called home on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the age of 73 at his home in San Patricio, NM.
He was born on November 9, 1944 to Ramona Sedillo and Louie Chavez in Hatch, NM.
He moved to Roswell, NM, where he met and married Helen Sanchez on June 20, 1964.
He worked construction for most of his life. Him and his family relocated to San Patricio, NM, where he worked for the Hondo Schools until he retired in 1994.
He is survived by his wife Helen Chavez of San Patricio; sons, Luis Gilbert “Boy” Chavez, Jr. and wife Peggy of San Patricio, Joe Ray Ramirez and wife Amelia of San Patricio,
and daughter Jeanette Paige and husband Adam of Ruidoso Downs; grandchildren, Heaven-Leigh Valdez and husband Ricky of Ruidoso, Luis Gilbert “JB” Chavez III of Ruidoso, Ashley Chavez of Ruidoso Downs,
and Talisha Chavez of Ruidoso; great grandchildren, Unique, Mason, and Riley Ramirez, Serenity and Trinity Valdez, Damian Gonzales, Luis Gilbert “MJ” IIII and Angel Chavez, Cali and Lilly Chavez; sister, Mary Louisa Sedillo, husband James and niece, Brooke Rael of Las Cruces.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ramona Sedillo and Louie Chavez and his grandson Elijah Chavez.
“Pops” You will forever be in our hearts, we love you and will forever miss you.
Funeral mass will be Tuesday, July 24, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Jude Catholic Church in San Patricio.
You will be missed. I remember the day I took you to the doctor. I knew you were sick to let me drive. I remember going shopping after dr appt. and on the way home we both cried and laughed. Im glad I was able to take you to the dr that day. Tamo is also glad he was able to take you to your first dialysis even if he froze his butt off. Milika gave you your last haircut. We were always here for you. You were part of our family for 54 yrs. Fly with the angels no more pain. RIP Gilbert
Becky Milika Tamo SanchezSan Patricio, NM
Pops you will forever be loved and missed!!! I'm thankful we have so many amazing memories with you to hold close and dear to our hearts. =,(
I love and miss you so much
Jeanette Paigeruidoso downs, NM
I love u pops
Luis Chavez IIIRuidoso, NM