Salvador “Sam” Chavira, Sr.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 AM, Friday, January 8, 2010 for lifelong resident, Salvador “Sam” Chavira, Sr. with Reverend Charlie Sena and Deacon Allan Medina officiating. The Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:00PM, Thursday, January 7, 2010 with Deacon Henry Wertin reciting. Both services will be held at the St. Francis De Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The Rite of Committal followed the Mass on Friday at Riverside Cemetery.
Visitation for Sam was held from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the Peacock Funeral Home.
Salvador was born on September 26, 1927 at Lamar to Carlos and Maria (Perez) Chavira. He passed away on January 2, 2010 at his home in Lamar with his family by his side. Sam was 82.
He is preceded in death by his wife Mary H. Chavira on July 19, 2007, parents; son-in-law Raymond Lee Romero, great granddaughter Taylor Jara, sisters; Consuelo (Ruben) Melgoza and Rachel (Angel) Martinez. Brothers-in-law; Frank Andrade, Jesse Hernandez, and Enedino Hernandez also precede him.
Sam is survived by his children; Vickie Jara of Lamar, Rita (Rosando) Magana of Pueblo, CO, Manuel Chavira, Sam (Betty) Chavira, Jr., Raymond Chavira, and Beatrice M. Romero all of Lamar, Julie (Alvino) Robles of Pueblo, CO and Carla (Alfredo) Luna of Zwolle, LA. Sisters; Carmen (Rogelio) Andrade and Esther Andrade both of Lamar. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren including Erica (Allan) Romero and Isaac Chavira of Colorado Springs, CO as well as numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews including Joe and Sandra Martinez, Mary Ann and Lupe Andrade, Frances and Angel Marquez and numerous friends also survive.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sam Chavira Fund in care of the funeral home or First National Bank.
Grandpa Sam Chavira-Well where do i begin...its taken me awhile to get on here but....Well i miss you,i miss you so much more than words can say. I wish i had just one minute to hug you and tell you i love you and thank you for everything, and i hope your proud of me. I know i never told you but thats all i ever wanted , was for you to be proud of me and thank you for being so loving to me, i know people felt bad for me when they found out that i didnt have my dad growing up but i did have the best dad. You and grandma did everything for me and isaac, everything to make us happy , and you always made sure that we were safe, warm,healthy and i wish that i could have done something to help you when you were sick. Today is the first time that weve came down to visit since i lost you, i didnt want to face the reality that you are gone,because in springs i can just imagine that your in your house and your ok working on the yard or making something. I also didnt want to see the house that i grew up in and know that i couldnt just walk in and see you standing there, that house where i spent the best years, the most carefree years of my life , in a way its gone ....uncle ray lives there now and its not the same. I wish you could have stayed longer and i wish you didnt have to go but god has his reasons and "i am not skilled to understand." but i know your not suffering anymore and now your in heaven with grandma, you told her to make a place for you and she was done with that place and wanted you to go be with her. You always took care of all of us and i know that your watching over us and watching the broncos lose all the preseason games and grandmas telling you, " those broncos are no good." I know you see Log
|Grandpa, I dont even know what to say, I miss you so much and think about you all the time, I cant believe your not here anymore, It seems like we just lost grandma and now your gone too, its so hard to know i wont ever see you again or get to talk to you. It makes me more sad than anything...You and grandma were like parents to me and erica, and not having you is like not having my parents. I know one day Ill see you again in heaven, I love you and miss you grandma more than anything anybody will ever know..You guy are my everything. I miss you both...Love Isaac!|
|Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Sincerely, Alice Rivera and Family.|
|Grampy, I will miss you always and forever. Both you and gramy. I love you so much. You were an amazing person. Your work was impeccable, you could build anything out of wood. I sure am going to miss you during Bronco season.Even though I hadn't been there to watch the games with you I still thought of you and I will continue to think of you as they play. Maybe you could help them along the way next year, because the good lord knows they need it. Well, gramp I shall see you on the other side. As for right now though, I will do anything to help out the family in this time of need. Especially my mom, I know she will miss you very much. My thoughts and prayers are with the rest of the Chavira family. God Bless Amy Robles|
|Sorry to hear of your recent loss. Mary Page (Henke)|
My wife,Pauline and I are so sad we could not make the funeral. I loved my Uncle Sammy and will always have great memories of him, for all of my life. I always remember our parents got togeather all of the time. I will greatly miss my Uncle Sammy and Aunt Mary.Love you all my cousins!!!!!!
So sorry for the loss of your dad, Sam was a great man and will never be forgotten, we will always cherish the memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you're family. Take care and God Bless you all!
The Sandoval Family
|To the Chavira family: Ray and family we were very sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God bless you and comfort you at this time.|
Sincerely, Michele Hicks &
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. May God Bless you all. May all the wonderful memories of your dad help your family thru this time of sorrow.
Richard and Rosa Montez
Our prayers and heartfelt condolences to the family. Sammie was a very good man and was always giving of himself to others and at times putting his own needs to aside. These are some of the things I learned from my husband who shared many visits with Sammie. After a visit my husband would come home telling me all about their conversation and how he admired Sammie and had such a deep respect for him.
May you all find comfort in the Lords promise of everlasting life and may you be comforted knowing your loved one has been reunited with his Love of many years.
God Bless you.
Manuel and Angel Madrid
|for chavira family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time from the luna family|
|Sam Chavira was one of a kind. He was a jack of all trades. He could build a house, a fence, a garage, he could take care of almost anything. At least at my house he could. Dad always helped all of his children with whatever they needed done. He liked to fish & hunt, he liked to play ball in his younger days and he was a Bronco fan as long as I could remember. So of course all of his children became Bronco fans like him. Dad helped other people too, whether it was to hang a door, cut tree branches, rescue a neighbor from a burning house or donate to charities, he did it all. Dad had a great sense of humor and he had a great love for all of his children, grandchildren, friends and family. Dad will be greatly missed. We love u Dad. Your daughter, Bea|
|Dad you have only been gone a few days and I miss you so much.You were such a good father to us.Our lives will never be the same without you and mom.But I know in my heart that you are in heaven with mom and the two of you are happy.I love and miss you dearly. love Carla|
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Your father, Sam always had a smile and a friendly greeting for everyone. He was a wonderful man, father and friend. May God Bless you all. May all the wonderful memories of him help your family thru this time of sorrow.
Helmut & Toni Krause
Demetrius Marez & Gauge
Dannielle & Matt