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Obituary: Cruz Chavez Jr. 1932 - 2013

Cruz Chavez Jr.

Cruz Chavez Jr.

Cruz Chavez Jr., 81, of Clarkdale, passed away on May 12, 2013. He was born on January 21, 1932 in Hachita, New Mexico, to Cruz Chavez Sr. and Frances Roman Chavez.

Cruz attended Globe schools for 11 years. He worked for Cottonwood Lumber and the Clarkdale-Jerome School.

Cruz will be lovingly missed by all his family and friends.

Cruz was preceded in death by parents Cruz Sr. and Frances. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bea Chavez; sons Joe Chavez (Margaret) of Glendale, Tony Chavez of Clarkdale and Cruz P. Chavez (Lynda) of Clarkdale; daughter Elizabeth Ontiveros (Robert) of Clarkdale; sister Mary Martinez (Lorenzo) of Apache Junction; 25 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s School, 215 South Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85711.

An online guestbook is available to sign at www.westcottfuneralhome.com

Information provided by survivors.

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