A rosary will be recited for Elfida Chacon, 77, at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church where she was a member. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Juan Antonio, OFM, [auth] officiating.
Interment will follow in South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2012, and 12 to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home. Elfida passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Lovelace Regional Hospital.
She was born in Roswell at St. Mary’s Hospital on May, 10, 1935, to Pedro Albarez and Silberia Marquez Albarez, of Dexter. She grew up in the Dexter/Roswell area. Elfida worked in the medical field as a nurse’s aide until her retirement. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed cooking and crocheting for everyone. She loved attending all the activities of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory are children, Sylvia Gonzales and husband Roy Sr., Barbara Rodriguez and husband Chris, Henry Chacon and wife Rosalinda, all of Roswell, and Danny Chacon and wife Debbie, of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Letitia Benitez, Selena Chacon, Samuel Chacon Jr., Bianca Chacon, Gabriella Chacon, Roy Gonzales Jr., Joseph Gonzales, Melissa Chacon, Jonathan Chacon and Enya Chacon; great-grandchildren, Marissa Torres, Cee Audra Mein, Ethan Benitez, JayLynn Benitez, Jorge Solis Jr., Damian Solis, Micaiel Ramirez, Alyssa Gonzales, Mississippi Richardson, Raymond Gonzales IV, Richard Gonzales (on the way), and Danny Castro III; three sisters, Elidia Salgado, of Odessa, Texas, Vita Marquez and Mary De Los Santos, of Roswell; brother Raul Alvarez I, of Santa Fe; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents Pedro and Silberia Albarez; son Samuel Chacon; daughter Celia Chacon; and sister Gloria Casarez.
Those serving as pallbearers are Roy Gonzales Jr., Joseph Gonzales, Raymond Gonzales III, Danny Castro II, Samuel Chacon Jr., and Junior Benitez.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register at andersonbethany.com.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
We knew little that morning
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories
Your love is still our guide
And though we cannot see you
You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God will call us one-by-one
The chain will link again.