Juanita Valerio Chavez, our beloved mother, peacefully passed away on December 13, 2020 at the age of 103. Juanita was born January 3, 1917 in Los Cordovas to Luis and Margarita Valerio. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Bonifacio Chavez; son, Francisco Chavez; brother, Delfino Valerio; son in-law, Ben Sandoval; daughter in-law, Ivy Chavez; sister in-law, Anita Valerio; and niece May Valerio. Juanita is survived by her children, Ernestina Sandoval, Tomas Chavez (Evelyn), Margaret Esquibel (Ralph), Casilda Chavez, Fernando Chavez (Elena); brother, Candido Valerio and sister in-law, Evelyn Valerio; 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. To all her relatives and friends, who knew and loved her, we thank you for your prayers and kind expression of sympathy. Thank you to Rebecca Trujillo and Herman for sharing your beautiful and spiritual ministry, frequently coming to lead us in prayer and administering Holy Communion. Private Family Services will be held. The family of Juanita Valerio Chavez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. www.devargastaos.com 1-866-657-4019
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