OBITUARY

Danny Joe Chavez

April 17, 1959November 16, 2020
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Danny Joe Chavez, 61, of Forney, Texas, passed away on November 16, 2020 in Dallas, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday, November 27, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Hill Funeral Home Chapel, at 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas 75220 with the officiating Deacon Santos Chavez.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m., on November 28, 2020, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, located at 1054 N. St. Augustine Drive, Dallas, TX 75217 with the officiating visiting Priest Fr. Jet Garcia, Fr. Anibal Adorno, Deacon Santos Chavez, Deacon Sergio Carranza. Burial will follow at Calvary Hill North Chapel, at 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas 75220. Arrangements are by Calvary Hill Funeral Home.

Danny Chavez was born in Lubbock, Texas to Santos Chavez and Lillie Albidrez on April 17, 1959. He went to school at Lubbock. He was married at St. Augustine Catholic Church to Marina Encinia Chavez on October 10th, 1992, in Dallas, Texas. He worked in the concrete business since the age of 18. He was an independent contractor for Danny Chavez Cement Contractor for 33 years. He was involved at St. Augustine Catholic Church, as a Finance Board President for over 15+ years, the Parish Counsel for 15+ years, Carnival Committee for 10+ years; and the Continuing Catholic Development Program “CCD” for 15+ years; St. Augustine Catholic School’s Auction Committee as a Chairman and Co-Chair for 10+ years. He was also a member of the St. Thomas Council #4370 for 15+ years; and the Cursillos in Christianity “De Colores”. He served on the Finance Board, Carnival Committee, and Auction Committee 2+ years while at St. Ann Catholic Church, in Kaufman. He received many recognition awards to name for his talent and involvement in these organizations. Some of the awards close to his heart were for serving as a past Grand Knight Award; the 2013 Bishop’s Award Medal for Service to the Church; and the 2007 Certificate of Appreciation & Merit by the St. Augustine Community, Finance Board, and Knights of Columbus for Developing and Building A New Rectory for the Priests of St. Augustine Catholic Church where he worked closely with Fr. Felix Vistal, Jr. during the planning and ground breaking to begin construction.

Danny Joe Chavez is survived by his wife Marina E. Chavez. He was the step-father to Krystal Marie Rodriguez and her spouse Abram; father of Joseph Daniel “JD” Chavez and his wife Erika; and step-father to Paul Christopher Liscano. He was the grandfather to Rene Xavier Salazar, Jr., Paulina Suzette Liscano, Jada Jisselle Chavez, Klarissa Marina Rodriguez, and Jaxx Joseph Chavez.

Danny was the brother to: Juanita Lara and her husband Jim; Andrew “Andy” Chavez and his wife Madelaine; Gloria Bustillos, predeceased and her husband Raymond; Isabel Chavez; Antonia Chavez, predeceased; Alfredo “Freddy” Chavez and his wife Elizabeth; and Joe Louie Chavez and his wife Gloria.

Danny was the son-in-law to Catarino R. Encinia, predeceased and Trinidad G. Encinia, predeceased. He was the brother-in-law to: Javier Joseph Encinia and his wife Pamela; Maria C. Encinia; Yolanda Rangel and her husband, Ruben, predeceased; Lazaro Encinia and wife his Felicita; Marjorie Morales and her husband Jorge; Alberto Encinia and his wife Andrea; Theodoro “Ted” Encinia; Evalina Deleon and her husband Jose; and Catarino Encinia, predeceased. Danny had many loved godchildren, nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Daniel Chavez, Alfred Franco, Alfredo Chavez, Joe Sereseroz, Santiago Zapata, Henry “Ricky” Sereseroz, Primotivo “Primo” Solorzano, Eddie Deleon, Jorge A. Morales, and Jose A. Deleon.

The family of Danny Joe Chavez wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the following doctors, nurses, and staff: Dr. David Nesser, M.D., at Dallas Nephrology Associates where he received treatment for 23 years for his kidney and pancreas transplants; Dr. Clinton C. Haley, M.D., at North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants where he received treatment for 22 years, due to transplant complications; and Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas.

Danny, nor his doctors ever expected him to survive 23 years with his transplants, due to him being an insulin dependent diabetic since age 3 or 4 and on dialysis for 9 months prior to his transplants. He wasn’t even expected to live past the age of 8, but Danny always said, “God is watching over me and has blessed me with my family, my friends, and good doctors so that I can use my talents to go out and serve as a Christian while on this earth.”

Danny and his family are blessed to have a special friendship and offer their sincere thanks to: Rev. Luca of St. Augustine Catholic Church; Rev. Jet B. Garcia of St. Ann Catholic Church; the following former Priests at St. Augustine Catholic Church: Fr. Felix Vistal, Jr. now serving as a Chaplain for the VA; Fr. Luis Sierra; Fr. Anibal Adorno; Fr. Ely Monando; and Fr. Sohl.

He cherished his close relationship and numerous telephone conversations with Juanita “Juana” Lara; Alfredo “Freddy” Chavez; Michelle and her husband Alfred Franco; Joe Sereseroz; Santiago Zapata; Eddie Deleon; Humberto Chavarria; and Fr. Felix Vistal, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given for the construction of the new church at St. Augustine Catholic Church that Danny was involved in planning, payable to “Building in Faith” located at 1054 N. St. Augustine Drive, Dallas, Texas 75217 or contact the Church office at 214-398-1583 for further information.

Danny did not live to see the construction of the new parish, but he never gave up on the planning because he knew that the church needed more space, additional classrooms, office space, and parking, due to the overcrowding. It hurt him to see that the groups and CCD children were being turned away because of the lack of available rooms. Danny will be watching from heaven and smiling once the fundraising, construction, and development is complete, so that all current and future parishioners can continue practicing their faith.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 27, 2020

  • Rosary

    Friday, November 27, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, November 28, 2020

  • Committal

    Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Marina Chavez

January 12, 2021

Babe,

This was my last minute next to you physically, but I know that you will always be in my heart. It was so hard to let you go. On the way to the hospital you told me that you were tired of fighting to be here for everybody. I was selfish to encourage you to fight and not let you finish saying what you felt, but I knew that you were ready to be with your departed loved ones and God. I couldn’t bare us losing you, but God called you Home and you were ready. ✝️

I was blessed to have you as my husband. The kids and grandchildren miss you too and pray for you. We all have another Angel in heaven watching over us. Rest In Peace.

Love always,
Your Babe

Marina Chavez

January 12, 2021

Marina Chavez

January 12, 2021

Danny with his nephew Michael and niece Becky and their family: Becky, Sofia, Michael and Abigail Encinia at BJ’s Wedding.

Thank you Michael and Becky for all of the gifts and visits with Danny. He loved his UA shirts a lot and wore one almost everyday! God bless. 💕

Marina Chavez

January 12, 2021

Church Carnival with Fr. Lucas and Ray Mata.

Marina Chavez

January 12, 2021

Javier “Joe” Encinia, Michael Encinia, Javier “Jo Jo”Encinia, Michael Encinia and Jose Deleon. 💕

Marina Chavez

January 12, 2021

Enjoying the Fall Carnival on 10-8-2017 at St. Augustine Catholic Church for the Por Que Catholico Booth sponsored by Danny’s friend Ronnie Malone at Malone’s Cost Plus. ✝️

Marina Chavez

January 12, 2021

Amanda and Martha Monreal enjoying St. Patrick’s Day with Danny and his friends.

Marina Chavez

January 12, 2021

Marina Chavez

January 12, 2021

Babe,
Your Knights of Columbus Chalice was engraved SK Danny Chavez 2020. It was presented at your funeral and gifted to Fr. Felix in your honor at all of the Masses it is being used. What a blessing!

Marina Chavez

January 12, 2021

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28th Anniversary weekend

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Just trying to keep Danny from thinking about the loss of his beloved sister Gloria.

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28th Anniversary weekend

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Enjoying his 28th Anniversary dinner from Charcoal Broiler.

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