Frederico Sofonio Chavez

Jan 26,1952---Mar 13,2020

Frederico Sofonio Chavez aka "Fred" or "Freddy" born 1/26/1952 passed away 3/11/2020. He was born and raised in Albuquerque. 


Fred was a loving, generous man who was passionate about building and driving fast cars and boats. He was funny, caring and he always gave more than he got back. He loved road trips to the lake with his kids every summer. The last few years he loved being home in peace watching John Wayne movies, car auctions and NASCAR. He built many model cars with his son, "Cody Monster". He loved visits from his daughter, Nikki "Cha Cha Chavez" and his grand kids. Fred's family and many friends all knew his humor, his huge heart and love for racing.


He was preceded in death by mother, Ida Chavez, father, Henry Chavez, and wife, Sue Nance Chavez. He is survived by his two children; Nikki Arnold, Cody Chavez, three grandchildren; Adrianna Arnold, Ethan Arnold and Jules Arnold, his five siblings; Coni Sandoval, Mike Chavez, Barb Chavez, Natalyn Chavez, Kenny Chavez and many nieces and nephews. 






Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663


Brenda Martinez Giron Mar 18 ,2020

Cousin ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chavez family. RIP cousin. Brenda Martinez Giron and family

Keith Wright Mar 20 ,2020

Friend ,Surprise ,Arizona

My condolences go out to all of Freddy's family and friends, he was a great guy and will truly be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

Paul fleming Mar 22 ,2020

Friend 50+years ,Rio Rancho ,New Mexico

Many good times with Fred, racing, traveling, serious partying. Talked to him before Christmas, never thought it would be the last time 😢 .rest in paradise my friend