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Edward Claude Chavez

September 14, 1920 September 25, 1922
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Edward Claude Chavez, of Ordway, Colorado entered into rest

September 25, 2022 peacefully in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born September 14, 1920 in Cuchara, Colorado in a mining

town. He was 102 years of age.

He is survived by five grandchildren, Blue DeHerrera, Joey DeHerrera,

Rachel DeHerrera, Kenny Chavez, Desiree Chavez, numerous great

grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Victoria Chavez, five brothers, one sister,

children, Debbie Moreno, Kenny Chavez, and Edward Chavez.

Edward was an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ordway,

Colorado and a member of the Guadalupe Society, VFW, where he

served as a Chaplin for many years.

Ordway named their park after him and even dedicated a special day,

June 23rd in his name.

He served his country during World War II in the United States Army as

a Medic. He went on Utah Beach on D Day. Edward enjoyed praying the

Rosary for people which was mainly recited in Spanish. He also played

the guitar and watching church on his TV. He was also a great fisherman

since childhood as he grew up in the Huerfano County area and he

herded sheep alone in the mountains when he was only 7 years old. He

was a great man, loved and respected by all those who knew him.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday October 6, 2022

at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ordway followed by Military Honors

and a Committal Service at the Sugar City Cemetery.

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10:30 AM 10/6/2022 10:30:00 AM
St. Peter Catholic Church Ordway

901 Main Street
Ordway, CO

St. Peter Catholic Church Ordway
901 Main Street Ordway CO
United States

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