Gilbert Chavez

Apr 12,1945---Jun 23,2019

Gilbert Chavez, 74, passed away unexpectedly Sunday June 23rd. He was a dedicated member of St. Francis Catholic Church where he volunteered updating/maintaining the facility and assisted with weekly mass. Gilbert was an Albuquerque High School Alumni Committee member “Bulldog” and was an avid Lobo fan as well.


Gilbert retired from General Electric after 30yrs and has many lifelong friends dating back to elementary school where he met his wife Cippi Chavez, married for 54 years. He was a devoted caring husband to her and a role model to his children Debbie Boyd, “Bert” Chavez and his grandsons Jarrod Boyd and Shane Boyd who love and adore their “Pa!” He leaves sister Liz Chamas, brother Larry Chavez, and from Grants, NM, Carol, Alma, Rosie, Barb, and Hilda. He was preceded in death by his mom Bertha Duran and sister Geraldine.


Gilbert was loved by all and will be forever in our hearts.


A Viewing will be held on Thursday June 27, 2019 at Riverside Funeral Home at 5:30-7:30p.m. The Rosary will be on Friday June 28th, 2019 at 8:30am. Followed by Funeral and Mass at 9:00am at St. Francis Catholic Church, 820 Broadway Blvd. SE. Honorary Pall Bearers: Max Jaramillo, Will Gonzalez, Bob Martinez, Daniel Sedillo, Charlie Atencio, and Mike Montoya.


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663


Maria A Jun 26 ,2019

May your memories of the wonderful times that you shared with your loved one bring comfort to you and your family at this difficult time.

Yvonne Chavez Sandlin Jun 26 ,2019

First Cousins ,Edgewood ,New Mexico

Cippi, Debbie and Bert, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Gilbert. It came as a big shock to us all. We will keep your family in our daily prayers! Yvonne Chavez-Sandlin

Bonnie Martinez Jun 27 ,2019

Close friend ,Albueuerque ,New Mexico

Our Condolences to Cippi and to the Chavez family. It’s going to be hard but just remember God needed another angel. Prayers for all of you. Minnie, Bonnie, Rick and Brianna

Laura Luby Jun 27 ,2019

Friend ,Texas

Much love to the family.. you are all in my prayers.

Michelle Romero Jun 27 ,2019

Cousin ,ALBUQUERQUE ,New Mexico

Cipi and family, Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Michelle Romero and family.