Mary Adela Chavez, Age :94

Apr 08,1926---Dec 26,2020

Mary Adela Chavez went home to our Lord on December 26, 2020. She was born in Ranchos De Taos on April 8, 1926 to Clemente and Maria Martinez. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Herman Chavez, three brothers, one sister and one great-grandson.

She is survived by children Josephine Baca (Gene), Gilbert Chavez, Thelma Chavez (Jim), Velma Escudero (Max) and Marie Chavez, six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She enjoyed recounting her experiences as one of the original Harvey Girls, having worked at both The La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, as well as The Castenada Hotel in Las Vegas, NM. In 1983 at the age of 57, she obtained her GED on her first attempt. 

She always felt that her family was her biggest accomplishment. She would always put their needs before her own. That nurture extended past just her family, she was always ready to share a meal or offer a place to stay to anyone in need. She was great at making friends and forming lasting relationships. She was a source of strength in all situations and as the pillar of the family, she was fully respected and admired by her family and all who knew her. 

She loved playing cards, jigsaw puzzles, seek and find puzzles and playing the slots. In the summer, she enjoyed sitting outside watching the hummingbirds and loved tending to her roses. She was able to help care for her grandkids and great-grandkids and they always looked forward to days spent with their GG.

We will miss her dearly, especially her sense of humor, her honesty, and her delicious banana pudding!

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

(505) 764-9663