Jerry Chavez Sr. was born Nov. 4, 1951, to Willie Chavez and Lucy Lueras in Roswell, NM. He passed away July 21, 2014, at ENMM Center where he lost his battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in May 2013 and fought hard to get better but lost the battle. Jerry passed peacefully with his wife by his side.
He is survived by his wife Julie; father Willie; sons Michael Ray Chavez and wife Donna, Jerry Chavez and Gina, Ray Allan Schaffer and wife Linda; daughter Norma Lynn Irwin and husband Dan; sisters Irene Chavez and Nora Barr and husband Stan; aunt Cecilia Garcia and Viola Chavez, uncle Jake Chavez, aunt Oralia Lueras, Minnie Guevara, uncles Mike, Ramon and Robert Lueras. He has three grandchildren Anna Winkler and husband TJ, Rylea Ross, Bradley Chavez Login to read more