A rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2013, at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Dexter for Salvador V. Chavez, 82, who passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, October 18, 2013, also at the Immaculate Conception Parish with Deacon Jesus Herrera officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Salvador was born August 27, 1931, in Momax, Zacatecas Mexico, to Antonio Chavez and Ramona Valenzuela. His parents preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Manuelita Lucero Chavez, and his sisters, Lorenza and Natividad.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Chris Chavez, and wife, Connie; daughter, Mona Miranda, and husband, Feliberto; four stepdaughters; brothers: Froilan Chavez, Ventura Chavez and Rafael Chavez; grandchildren: Henry Miranda, Sophia Vandenbout, Christina Miranda, Becky Huerta, Michael-Anthony Alanis, Roman Chavez, Ethan Chavez, Kat and Robert Guevarra, Salvador and Adela Tackett, Michael Del Real, Terry and Tamara Almarez, Adrian Gomez, Rachael, Johnny Leon and Mary Crespo and 33 great-grandchildren.
Salvador was of the Catholic faith; he was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Parish and an honorary leader of his community. Salvador was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Legion of Mary. He was a very traditional vaquero. Salvador had a green thumb and loved gardening and cooking for his family. He had a big heart and was always helping somebody.
Serving as pallbearers are Henry Miranda, Salvador Tackett, Myo Huerta, Adrian Gomez, Robert and Jaime Chavez. Honorary pallbearers are Cuco Palos, Feliberto Miranda and Pancho Salas.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD,
He is my refuge and my fortress:
my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;
nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side,
and ten thousand at thy right hand;
but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold
and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge,
even the Most High, thy habitation;
there shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee,
to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands,
lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:
the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:
I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honor him.
With long life will I satisfy him,
and show him my salvation.