Obituaries (08/21/14)

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CHAVEZ — Maria Delores “Lola” Chavez, 84, joined the Lord and her beloved husband Adolfo P. Chavez in heaven, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 on the Feast Day of our Lady of Assumption. Born in Socorro, NM on May 18, 1930, the month of Mary, to Candelario and Maria Lopez, she began her faithful journey as the youngest of her 24 siblings. Lola was the matriarch of her immediate family and the last living member of the Candelario Lopez family. Lola attended St. Joseph’s College in Albuquerque and then taught grade school in Santa Rita, New Mexico before marrying Adolfo Chavez of Polvadera, New Mexico on Dec. 22,1951 in San Miguel Church. As a lifelong member of San Miguel Parish, Lola’s love and trust in the Lord and her devotion to Mary were profound. Friends and family alike called on Lola in times of need for her prayers and devotions and her loved one’s were comforted by her faith. Lola’s greatest joy was being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lola had a love for music and is remembered as knowing all the words to her favorite songs, also for her green thumb and love of flowers. Her life was filled with an abundance of love and her joyful smile, contagious laugh and loving nature will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew her. Lola was truly beautiful inside and out. Lola’s life will be remembered like a ray of sunshine, spreading happiness and love into the hearts of those she loved. She will be our sunshine forever. Lola was preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings, and her beloved husband, Adolfo P. Chavez. Lola is survived by her devoted children, Geraldine Esquivel and husband, Tony; Rick Chavez and wife, Lucille; and Theresa Lucero and husband, Pat; her loving grandchildren, Maria; Milinda; Micaela; Marisa; Gabriel; Ricardo; Santiago; Nicolas; and Miranda; her great grandchildren, Zion and Laela; her nieces, nephews and many other family members. A Holy Rosary will be recited on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. at San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino Real , Socorro. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at 9 a.m. also at San Miguel Catholic Church with Father Andrew Pavlak as celebrant. Interment will take place in the San Miguel Catholic Cemetery. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Lola’s care has been entrusted to:

Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield Street
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530

MACLEOD — George M. MacLeod born Feb. 28, 1942 in Wilmington, Delaware died Aug. 7, 2014. He was a longtime resident of Socorro. He is survived by his ex-wife Barbara MacLeod. Brother Bob MacLeod and his wife Maureen Wilks, son Jason MacLeod and his wife Lisa Worley, daughter Amy Turner and her husband Bryon Turner and two grandchildren Jacob Turner and Lucas Turner.