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Estella Chavez

Modified: Monday, Jul 15th, 2013

WATSONVILLE Estella Chavez died peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was 92.

Mrs. Chavez worked at the State Hospital in Las Vegas, New Mexico, as well as different canneries in Watsonville where she was employed for many years. Mrs. Chavez was a member of the Watsonville Senior Center and enjoyed dancing, singing, going to the beach and watching movies with horses. Mrs. Chavez had 20 children.

She is survived by her children, Beatrice (Leo) Duran, (Lorenzo) Trujilo, Pricsilla, Ariellano, Bobby (Aurora) Chavez, Terry Martinez, Johnny (Vickie) Chavez, Chris Ramirez, Louie (Elida) Chavez, Michael (Rachel) Chavez, Richard (Irma) Chavez, Mary (David) Espinosa, (Rosemary) Chavez, Barbara Chavez, Danny (Esper) Chavez; sister, Louisa Herrera; 47 grandchildren, 115 great-grandchildren and 51 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Chavez was preceded in death her husband of 35 years, Salomon Chavez; her three sisters, Mela Madrid, Fransis Pacheco and Betty Hererra; and her children, Dorothy, Marshall, Saloman and Peter Chavez.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Green Valley Christian Church. 376 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville. Graveside Services will follow on Friday at noon at Watsonville Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted in the care of Patrick and Debra Molina Carroll, www.avemariamemorialchapel.com.

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