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Juanita Garcia Chavez

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Juanita Garcia Chavez, 55, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019, in Roswell, New Mexico. Please take a moment and share a fond memory or kind expression of sympathy for Juanita’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

Services: There will be a Viewing at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Friday, January 11, 2019, from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, followed by a Rosary at 7:00 PM. Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service Celebration of Juanita’s purpose driven life at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.

On July 31, 1963, Juanita was born to Eugene and Dora Garcia in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Everyone who knew Juanita, knew she loved to dance. Known to many as “Juana La Cubana” and also as the “Tower Bar Queen,” Juanita was always smiling. That smile of hers was like sunshine, because where ever she would go, it would light up the room. A jokester, her favorite word was “Fijate.” Juanita enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She enjoyed Bingo so much that she was employed as a pull tab worker for St. John’s Bingo. Juanita was loved by many and will be missed.

Survivors: Those left to treasure and cherish memories of Juanita are her husband, Saul Chavez Sr., daughter, Dora Chavez; sons, Saul and wife Sonia Chavez, and Johnny Rodriguez; grandchildren: Victoria Montoya, Andrameda Gonzalez, Dasjia Gonzalez, Jorge Lopez Vasquez, Ivan Lopez Vasquez, Dominic Chavez, Esperanza Chavez, Angel Chavez, Daisy Chavez, Ruby Chavez; great-grandchildren: Miguel Montoya, Vicente Montoya, Zenya Montoya, Osiris Montoya; siblings: Fernando Garcia, Henry Garcia, Eric Garcia, Rosemary Lozano; aunts and uncles: Cruz Acosta and Mary Gonzalez, Ernesto and Lillie Acosta, Juan and Delma Garcia, Jane Garcia and Irene Pena, Geneva Madrid and Tiffany Armendarez, Robert Silvas and Alyx Garcia, Alex Torres, Ashley Lopez and Jasmine Hernandez, Destiny Doram and Jacob Garcia; nephew, Larry Gallegos; and close friends: Margarita Montano, Juanita Baiza, Misty Biaza, and Mete Acosta.

Preceded: Preceding Juanita in death were her parents, Eugene and Dora Acosta Garcia; grandparents: Felipe and Mariana Acosta, Simon and Casimira Mirabel Garcia; brother, Eugene “Guero” Garcia Jr.; brother-in-law, Joe Lozano; and sister-in-law, Janie Moreno Chavez.

Honorary Pallbearers: Chosen as Honorary Pallbearers will be Johnny Rodriguez, Tiffany Armendarez, Destiny Doram, and Jasmine Hernandez.

Pallbearers: Chosen to serve as Pallbearers will be Robert Silvas, Henry Garcia, Saul Chavez Jr., Mark Montoya, Alex Torrez, and Ashley Lopez.

Juanita’s tribute was beautifully written in her honor by her family.