Josephine Chaves

February 8, 2013 • Obituaries


A memorial service will be held for Josephine Chaves, 90, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Chaves officiating. She passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.

Josephine [auth] was born Nov. 18, 1922, to Jose and Manuela Salmon Mendoza in Grandfalls, Texas. She was a hard worker, dedicated, a very strong lady and took on all challenges head-on, a loving mother of nine children, a loving grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her sons, Bobby Chaves and his wife Allene, of Roswell, and Sam Chaves and his wife Betty, of Dexter; her daughter Bette Montano and her husband Billy, of Roswell; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Manuela Mendoza, her husband Melvin Chaves, her daughter Mary Ann Torres, her son Louis Chaves, her daughter JoAnn (Chaves) Mariscal, her grandson Robert Chaves, her sons, Robert Chaves and Alfred Rubio, her four brothers and two sisters.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online registry book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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