Dorothy M. Chavez

1932-2021

Dorothy M. Chavez

With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Dorothy M. Chavez at the age of 89, unbeknownst to her because she always said she was 39. Dorothy went to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.

She was a devout Catholic and member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Chavez; daughter, Cathy Chavez-Buero; and grandson, Miguel Chavez.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Donna and Donald Goldkuhl, Ronald and Teresa Chavez, Gene and Dolores Chavez, Dean and Teri Chavez, Peter Chavez, Hope Chavez and partner, James Baca and Faith Chavez and partner, Derek Logan; son-in-law, Kenny Buero; brother, Max Aragon; sisters-in-law, Corrine Apodaca and Celina Chavez, 22 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren, with two more great-great grandchildren on the way and several other relatives, whom she loved dearly.

Dorothy loved sweets so much she faithfully gave them up for Lent, however, we’re not saying she didn’t cheat. She also enjoyed watching Lifetime movies, but most of all she loved her family and was the matriarch we will all miss dearly.

Pallbearers will be her sons, Ronnie, Gene, Dean and Peter.

A public viewing will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church Wednesday, March 3, a Rosary to be recited at 11:30 a.m., with a Funeral Mass at 12 p.m. Interment following at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

Please sign Dorothy’s online tribute at romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Kevin (Kabean) R. Chavez

1981-2020

Kevin (Kabean) R. Chavez

Kevin (Kabean) R. Chavez, age 39, a resident of Peralta, passed away on Dec. 25, 2020.

He was an avid outdoorsman and could be found at matanzas, fishing or flea markets. Kevin spent many years fixing, painting and working on cars.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Manuelita and Jesus Moya, and Nick Chavez; uncles, Raymond “Uncs” Moya, Claudio Moya and Placido Price; aunt, Nora Moya; and friends, Edward Davis and Gustavo Gonzales.

Kevin is survived by his son, Anthony Garza; mother, Margaret Moya; brother, Billy Chavez; sister, Virginia Bowie (Oscar); aunts, Josephine Trillo (Jose) and Mary Lou Sandoval; uncle, George Price; best friend, Benjie Madrid; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kevin’s unconditional love for his family and friends and his unwavering faith in our Lord Jesus Christ is his legacy to all.

A final visitation was held on Thursday, Feb. 4. Pallbearers included Billy Chavez, Kevin Torres, Brandon Torres, Benjie Madrid, Marcus Delgado and Nathan Davila. Honorary pallbearers were Mariah Bowie, Oscar G. Bowie and Skyler Bowie.

Please sign Kevin’s online tribute at romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Robert Larry Cordero

Died 2021

Robert Larry Cordero

Robert Larry Cordero, age 52, a resident of Tomé, was called home to the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, while surrounded by his family.

He was a strong and simple man of faith. He loved camping, fishing and being outdoors living the country life. He enjoyed being around his family and always looked forward to making new friends.

He was passionate about history, antique shopping, keeping up with global events and reading the weekly Valencia County News-Bulletin.

Robert is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Beatrice Torres; grandson, Mateo Noe Carmona; stepfather, Julian Zamora; mother of his children, Michelle Cordero; and partner/best friend, Janet Lopez.

He is survived by his three children, Carlos, Cassaundra and Cassie; grandchildren, Chloe and Mylah; parents, Gloria Cordero (Jaramillo) and Ernest Cordero; sisters, Dolores Cordero-Chavez and Jessica Cordero; brothers, Ramon Cordero, Ruben Cordero and Julian Zamora Jr.

Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27, beginning with a visitation at 9:30 a.m. at Heaven Bound Ministries in Albuquerque. COVID-19 protocols will be followed and masks and social distancing will be observed as appropriate. For those who cannot attend in person, livestream services will be available.

Pallbearers will be Carlos Cordero, Ramon Cordero, Ruben Cordero, Julian Zamora Jr. and Adam Cordero.

Any donations for Robert’s funeral expenses will be graciously appreciated and can be made via GoFundMe at gofund.me/9f049797

Arrangements entrusted to Noblin Funeral Service, 2211-D Main St., Los Lunas; 866-9992. An online guest register book is available at noblin.com.

Jesus Gabriel Quezada Morales

1970-2021

Jesus Gabriel Quezada Morales

Jesus Gabriel Quezada Morales passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021.

Jesus was born on Oct. 15, 1970, in Las Varas Madera, Chihuahua, Mexico. Due to a technical error, his date of birth has always been listed as Oct. 14, 1970.

Jesus is the son of David Quezada Nuñez and Maria De La Luz Morales Armendariz.

Jesus is preceded in death by his sister, Lucila Quezada Morales.

Jesus is survived by his parents, David Quezada Nuñez and Maria De La Luz Morales Armendariz; sons, Maximo Domingo Quezada and Gabriel Alfred Quezada; ex-wife and mother of his sons, Darlene Quezada; stepson, Nathan Lovato; and stepgrandson, Benjamin; wife, Mary Jude Quezada; stepchildren, Margaret Marchal, Bernadette Biehle, Juan Alfonso Aragon and Sally Ruth Aragon; stepgrandsons, Jack, Joshua and Jamison; and a step-granddaughter, due in April; sisters, Guadalupe Quezada Morales, Maria Tereza Quezada Morales and Margarita Quezada; brothers, David Quezada Morales, Antonio Quezada Morales, Benito Quezada Morales and Daniel Quezada Morales; cousins, Hector Fabian Bustillos, Guillermo Bustillos and Lorenzo Bustillos. Jesus also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, who he loved and will miss.

Jesus was a proud member of the San Clemente Catholic Church 8 a.m. Spanish choir.

A visitation was held at Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel on Monday, Feb. 22. A Rosary and Mass were held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at San Clemente Catholic Church. Interment will take place at a later date in Mexico.

Jesus was a hard worker and talked often of his times at different fencing companies he worked for. Jesus loved listening to music and watching old movies of Westerns and of Mexico.

Jesus was a dedicated fan of the Green Bay Packers and Cruz Azul fútbol team. Jesus had a soft spot in his heart for animals and the family pets loved following him around for bites of his food.

Jesus will be remembered by many, as a kind, generous man who loved to help, joke, laugh and loved his family.

Arrangements entrusted to Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas, 2211-D Main St.; 866-9992. An online guest register book is available at noblin.com.

Raymond “Ray” Thomas

1942-2021

Raymond “Ray” Thomas

Raymond “Ray” Thomas, age 78, a resident of Belen, passed away on Feb. 13, 2021.

He was a member of Los Lunas Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Ray was preceded in death by his mother, Stazie Peterson; father, Joe Thomas; and stepfathers, Ed Enger and Kenny Peterson.

He is survived by his children, BJ, Chelsey (Brandon), Ben and Kiersty; grandchildren, Joshua, Michelle, Jay, Tanner and Madison; and former wife, Joyce Thomas.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Los Lunas.

Honorary pallbearers will be BJ, Brandon, Joshua and Ben.

Please sign Ray’s online tribute at romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

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