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
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.