Obituaries (10/31/13)

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BEASLEY — Karl Delano Beasley, 79, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Socorro with his wife at his side. He was born in Wheelersburg, Ohio, on Dec. 13, 1933, to George D. and Phyllis Opal (Schneider) Beasley. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents and his only sibling, Harold.
Karl grew up on the family farm in Waverly, Ohio. After high school graduation, Karl enlisted with the United States Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars. After proudly serving his country for 17 years (including National Guard), Karl was honorably discharged in 1979.
Karl joined the El Paso, Texas, police force in the 1960s. There, he became a member of the Masonic Lodge and the NRA. After 20 dedicated years of service, Karl retired in 1986 and, even though he loved being a Texan, he moved to Magdalena. He was the Magdalena marshal from 1989-1990 and also served as municipal judge for two terms. Karl was always committed to protecting the public and in 1998, 2002 and 2006, he ran for Socorro County sheriff.
He loved old cowboy movies and even worked as an extra in several movies in Santa Fe in the 1990s. Karl became a resident of the Socorro Good Samaritan Village in July 2012. Before his health declined, he enjoyed living in the country and was an owner of a horse ranch. He was a very skilled rider and trainer.
Karl was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Patricia Beasley, of Magdalena; his daughter Sheryl Meador and husband, Gary, and their children Samantha and Dustin, all of Texas; and many close friends.
A memorial service to celebrate and honor Karl’s life will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Magdalena Community Church, 306 S. Main St., Magdalena, with the Rev. Woody Peabody officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and donations may be given in Karl’s honor to Socorro Good Samaritan Village, P.O. Box 1279, Socorro, NM 87801.
To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Karl’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530

CHAVEZ — Peter A. Chavez, 56, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. He was born in Albuquerque on Oct. 15, 1957, to Pedro M. and Flora (Pena) Chavez.
Peter was a lifelong resident of Lemitar. He enjoyed the outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and especially horseback riding. He loved his horse, Boston.
Peter was a devoted father, grandfather, brother and uncle. His nieces Jayleen, Justeen and Jayda were especially close to uncle Peter and he adored them.
Peter was always doing something; he was a jack of all trades and was always just doing stuff around the house, chopping wood, clearing trees or cleaning the yard. Peter was very fond of his dogs Misty, Shadow, Diego and Six Toes — they were always together. Peter was also a very skilled paint and body tech. He painted cars for years; he was good at it and really enjoyed it.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his niece Antionette Riboni and his nephew Jason Aguilar. Peter is survived by his children Christopher Chavez and wife, Angela, Michael Chavez and wife, Melissa, Pete “Diddo” Chavez and wife, Nicole, and Amanda Chavez and Paul Tafoya; 16 loving grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brother Paul Chavez and wife, Nadine; his sisters Robin Capatosto and husband, Salvatore, Gilda Hughes; Lavern Robinson and husband, Walter, Jaclyn Robinson and husband, Rusty, and Michelle Chavez and Tony Garza; his companion and friend, Rena Lopez; and many other loving family members, nieces, nephews and close friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Daniels Family Funeral Services with the holy rosary being recited at 1 p.m. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Peter’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530