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1934 Celeste 2021

Celeste Chavez

July 1, 1934 — June 5, 2021

Celeste Chavez, 86, of Moriarty, NM passed away June 5, 2021. Celeste was born July 1, 1934 to Daniel and Francisca (Zamora) Chavez in Tajique, NM. Celeste has been a resident of Moriarty, NM for 67 years. She married the love of her life Cayetano Chavez Sr. on October 13, 1952, in Mountainair, NM. Celeste was preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Francisca Chavez; Husband Cayetano Chavez Sr.; Sisters, Maggie Barela, Beatrice Valdez, and Orella Chavez. She is survived by her son, Cayetano Chavez Jr. and wife Wendy of Moriarty, NM; daughters, Gloria Winn of Moriarty NM; Verna Chavez and fiancé Bruce Jones of Moriarty, N M; Linda and husband Walter Wilcox of Moriarty, NM; Rosemary and husband Carl Wilcox of Moriarty, NM; Dora and husband Kenneth Poyner of Moriarty, NM; Sister Louisa “Lucy” Chavez; 20 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren. Services will be held on June 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty, NM. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Moriarty, NM. Pallbearers are George Martinez, Johnny Martinez, Cayetano Chavez Jr., Abran Apodaca Jr., Danny Apodaca, Kenneth Poyner Jr., and Steven Chavez. Honorary Pallbearers are Bobby Martinez, Raymond Martinez, and Alvin Chavez.
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