Cruz Gabriel Chavez, II


Cruz Gabriel Chavez, II,

Age 42, of Ranchos de Taos, Loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, coach, teacher and mentor to many students, passed away unexpectedly on April 10, 2017. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Manuelita Chavez and Hernando Jaramillo, aunt, Loretta DeHerrera, cousins, George Paul Salazar and Brad Jaramillo. He is survived by his wife, Crystal Chavez, parents, Cruz and Elma Chavez, children, Cruz III (Suzie), Andres, Marcus (Audrea), Isaiah, Alexis and Leyah Chavez and Ariana Medina, step-daughters, Ashlee Cordova and Lia Martinez, two grandbabies on the way, brother, Hernando Chavez (Jacquelyn), nephews and nieces, Mateo, Augustine and Ava Marie Chavez, Isaiah and Braelyn Quintana, grandmother, Mercedes Jaramillo, mothers of his children, Valerie Trujillo (John, Jonnea), and Renee Yepez, many other relatives, students, friends and colleagues. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cruz G. Chavez II Memorial Scholarship Fund at Centinel Bank. Rosary was recited on April 16, 2017. Funeral mass was held on April 17, 2017. Both were held at San Francisco de Asis Church with interment following at the Los Alamitos Cemetery in Los Cordovas. Arrangements by Rivera Funeral Home. To share a memory, please visit our website at