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Miguel Antonio Chavez


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Miguel Antonio Chavez, 63, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018, in Dexter, NM. There will be a Viewing at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Thursday, October 4, 2018, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, with a Rosary to follow at 6:00 PM. There will be a Funeral Service at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Friday, October 5, 2018, 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. Please take a moment and share a fond memory or kind expression of sympathy for Miguel’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

On June 13, 1955, Miguel Antonio Chavez was born to Rosendo Moises Chavez and Anita Sena Chavez in Vaughn NM. Tio Mike was well known for playing the drums in Tejano Bands in the Roswell area. Playing with Suavecito brought him great joy and happiness. While in Lubbock, waiting for hospice to bring Mike home, he talked to his grandchildren who were his world. He told them his love was like a rainbow, never-ending. “Take those words and remember him every time you see a rainbow remember his love for you all.”

Those left to carry on Miguel’s heritage are his children: Pete Chavez, Rosendo Chavez, and Teresa Chavez all of Midway, NM; granddaughters: Anyssa, Aliana, Dadrian, and Deven; one grandson, Nicholas; numerous nephews and nieces; sisters: Gregoritta Chavez of Roswell, Rosita and husband Tom Tejan of Colorado, Kathy and husband Mario Rivera of Roswell, Mary and husband Ruben of Texas, and Brenda Chavez of Roswell.

Preceding Miguel in death were the love of his life, his wife, Margaret Chavez; parents, Rosendo and Anita Chavez; brothers and sisters: Benito Chavez, Cecilia Merrifield, Eufemia De Los Santos, Luisizito Chavez, Fernando Chavez, Andre’s Chavez, Estaban Chavez, Ansuelmo Chavez, Dometelia Aguilar, Veronica Chavez, and Larry Don Chavez.

Pallbearers will be: Emilio De Los Santos, Eric De Los Santos, David Sutherland Sr.

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Ray Sanchez, Rudicka Eisenshowser, and Dave Garcia.

Miguel’s tribute was lovingly written in his honor by his family.