Stella M. Chavez

  • Born: October 26, 1922
  • Died: June 16, 2017
  • Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tribute & Message From The Family

Stella M. Chavez, 94, went to be with our Lord on Friday, June 16, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband Ben Chavez, granddaughter Jeri Lynn Rael, and parents Fred and Grabielita Montano. Stella is survived by her children Frank Cano, Pat Cano/Marie, Cathy Sanchez/Tomas, Linda Keleher/Kevin, Bernie Cano/Elena, Janet Cordova/Steve, Debbie Jojola/Robert Leroy Jojola; 19 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. Stella's Life Celebration will begin with a Visitation on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at Salazar Mortuary, followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Final Viewing will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Edwin Catholic Church, located at 2105 Barcelona Rd SW 87105, followed by Mass at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow Services at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ashley, Damon, Thomas, Michele, Mario, Estevan, and Ramon. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rochelle, Dustin, Shawn, Antonita, Bernardo, Consuelo, Mathew, Andreas, Anna, Antonio, and Roberto.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear about your mom passing.. I just found out yesterday.. May God comfort all of you at this time. Love your cousin Julia and Priscilla Cano

Posted by julia cano-martinez - albuquerque, NM - Family   July 21, 2017

To All My Cousins: With my deepest heartfelt condolences...I will miss my visits with her when I venture to Albuq. When your birthdays would arrive, she was always checking in with you to see what kind of pie she could bake for you! She certainly shared her loving, kind and nurturing self with everyone. I have such wonderful memories of her and she will always live on in my heart. She truly had a passion and love for our God and when you entered her home all you had to do is nod your head to the left, and an altar in His honor was present. Wow, what a welcoming she must have had into paradise!

Posted by Loretta Romero Saine    June 30, 2017

Our deepest condolences, may God be with you and comfort you all... The Blea family.

Posted by Nellie Blea    June 24, 2017

Cathy and Tom, So very sorry for your loss. I remember your mom, Cathy, being so happy, and also a beautiful person. Prayers going your way. May God's Peace be with you and your family.

Posted by Pauline & Phil Chavez - Albuquerque, NM   June 22, 2017

To the family of Mrs. Chavez, May God be with your family in this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Lala Gonzales

Posted by Lala Gonzales    June 22, 2017

Debbie and Bobby, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Dave and Tina Robles and the Sisneros family

Posted by Robles Family    June 22, 2017


Cathy, my deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. Love you!

Posted by Bridgett Alvarez - Albuquerque, NM   June 21, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to Cathy and her family. Rest in Heaven Mrs. Chavez.

Posted by Wanda Lopez, Melissa and Alec Zamora    June 21, 2017

I'm So Sorry For Your Loss of your Mom and Grandma I Give my Condolences to the Family my Prayers are with you All..Mrs Chavez was the Sweetest to know she was always so Happy with her Beautiful Smile She will Be missed R.I.P Love You..Mrs. Chavez..

Posted by Sharon Sanchez    June 19, 2017


It was awesome to have you as a neighbor most of my life. I will miss you calling me over to ask me to be your nurse.....say hi to my mom and dad...

Posted by Margaret your neighbor nieto - Albuquerque, NM - neighbor   June 19, 2017