Rita Maria Chavez


Rita Maria Chavez

Rita Maria Chavez, age 85, a resident of Albuquerque, and a former resident of Belen, passed away on Nov. 17, 2022.

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

A visitation will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, followed by a Rosary to be recited at 10 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., with an interment to follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens.

Rita is preceded in death by her parents, Jake and Antonia Martinez; and her brother, Rick Martinez.

She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Chavez; sons, Bob, Chris (Twila) and Joseph Chavez; daughter, Kathy Ulibarri (Andrew); grandchildren, Valerie Davis (Andrew), Jessica Morrison (David), Felicia Monson (Sheldon), Melissa Shirah (John), Celina Chavez, and Isaac, Liliana, Simon and Alexis Ulibarri; great-grandchildren, Jacob Chavez, Noah Marquez, Myla and James Shirah, Lincoln and Luna Monson, Abigail and Sofia Morrison, and Finau Reiher Jr.

Rita was a very happy, loving, and hard-working women, and most of all, incredibly strong. She loved life, loved to bake, crochet, read, and loved her grandkids and great-grandkids to pieces.

Pallbearers will be Bob, Chris, Joseph, Gilbert, Fred, and Jacob Chavez, Noah Marquez and Andrew Ulibarri.

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

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