Sandra K. “Sandi” Chavez
A memorial service for Lamar resident and former Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado resident, Sandra K. “Sandi” Chavez was held at 2:00 PM Saturday April 14, 2012 at the Ford-Ustick Family Chapel in Rocky Ford, Colorado. In-urnmen tfollowedin the Rocky Ford Cemetery in Rocky Ford, Colorado.
Per Sandi’s request cremation has taken place and there was no public visitation.
Mrs. Chavez was born on October 20, 1950 in Rapid City, South Dakota to Thomas Austin O’Dea and Mildred Erna (Shonrock) O’Dea and departed this life on Sunday April 8, 2012 at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar at the age of 61.
Sandi was preceded in death by her father – Thomas Austin O’Dea in 1966 and by her step-father – Remer Crockett.
Sandi Chavez is survived by her husband – Rick Chavez of Lamar; by one daughter – Kristy Lynn Chavez of Aurora, IL; by one sister – Shelia Rittgers (Albert Thompson) of St. Louis, MO; by one brother – Michael (Dana) O’Dea of Kansas City, KS; and by her mother – Mildred Crockett of St. Louis, MO; also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the ALS Association; Developmental Department – 27001 Agoura Road Suite 250; Calabasas Hills, CA 91301 either direct or in care of the funeral home office.
To the Sandi Chavez family: Rick, and family, we were very sorry to read of Sandi's passing. You and Sandi were so courageous during her illness. We have fond memories of our years as your neighbors in Crested Butte, and admire you both for your outstanding contributions to that community. She and her considerable efforts will be greatly missed. You and your daughter, as well as the rest of your family, will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
Sharon and David Gleeson, Dallas
Sandi Chavez Family, I am so saddened to hear of Sandi passing. I really enjoyed working with her the short time I was able to. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Rick...I am so sorry to hear about Sandi...I did not know her but I know how close you two were...may God take care of you until you are together again...
Cathy (Wallace) Buxton
Class of 1966