We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso
Arturo Chavez - Arturo Chavez (Pompo), 75, passed away unexpectedly September 3rd, 2021, at LCMC. He was born November 26th, 1945, in Hagerman, NM, the son of Aristeo Chavez and Christina (Romero) Chavez.
Arturo attended school in Hondo, NM. Following school, he became a truck driver where he continued his career and retired as a local truck driver in Lincoln County. He married his wife, Esther Montoya Castillo on October 8th, 1993. They would be celebrating 28 years this October. Arturo was a kind man who enjoyed life. He loved his family more than anything. He spent his summers working in his garden and could be found burning wood in his stove during the winter months. You would see him sitting around the yard talking with loved ones. He was a man of faith and passionate about spreading the word of God.
In addition to his parents Aristeo and Christina, he is preceded in death by brothers: Israel, Benjamin, Rayner, Modesto and Charlie Chavez; sisters: Elena Klein, Doloras “Lola” Carrillo and Esperanza Chavez. His daughter Katina Chavez and great grandson Dustin McCann. Arturo is survived by: wife Esther Chavez; son Charlie Chavez and wife Chris, of San Patricio; son Isaac Chavez and wife Pricilla, of Las Cruces; daughter Selena Martin and husband Kenneth “JR” Martin, of Las Cruces; stepson Jacob Gutierrez and wife Desiree, of Las Cruces; 17 Grand kids and 17 great grand kids; brothers: Felix, Monroy and Ruben Chavez; sisters: Lydia Rue, Maria Salas, Teresa Chavez, Lillian Lopez and Adelina Payne; along with many nieces and nephews.
A service of remembrance will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 18th at Fountain of Living Water Church, San Patricio, NM.