Joaquin Santana Chavarria

August 16, 1942February 2, 2020

Joaquin Santana Chavarria was born on August 16, 1942 and passed away on February 2, 2020.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, February 17, 2020


Joaquin Santana Chavarria

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Mercy Chavarria Kaelin

February 16, 2020

My Tio was a loving and caring man to not only to my Tia and Children, but to all of us. He loved us all equally, treated each of us with that special touch, always wanting to hear the latest with you.
My greatest memories were spending some time in the summer at their house in Mtn. View. Tio would take me to his favorite fishing spot and catch nothing 😊
May you rest in eternal peace Tio.
Mi tio favorito.

Carmen Chavarria

February 16, 2020

Dear Daddy,

My heart has been broken to pieces since the day you went to heaven. I know you’re at peace now and will always be with me but it just hurts so much.

I remember when I was your little chickita I would be so excited when you would arrive home from a hards day at work. I would take your boots & socks off while you would ask me about my day. Then you would tell me to look in your lunch box and there was my treat, either a stick of beef jerky or a chocolate Charleston Chew. You ALWAYS remembered me and never forgot to bring me my treat and until this day I love those snacks, they remind me of you. I remember you used to take me fishing, we would get up super early, pack the burritos mama made for us and head out before the sunrise. We would listen to Chente all the way there, I LOVED IT!

Papa, you were a such good man and the best dad I could ever ask for. I was so proud to call you my daddy. It made my heart so happy you were able to watch all your grandkids grow up, they all love you so much. I know you were so proud of them.

I will miss talking to you. I will miss you cracking jokes. I will miss kissing you on the forehead. I will miss YOU dearly!

I love you forever & always!

Your Chikita

Vivian Gallardo McClelland

February 11, 2020

Tio Joaquin,
Our hearts are broken as you left us to soon.
We will miss you dearly. My mom will miss your calls to see how she's doing and your visits.
I hear you say como estas mi hermanita.
Or you called her by your nick name .. Jackson .she will miss the fresh cut nopales you would deliver to her. I remember growing up and all our Tio's at the house visiting playing poker with my dad. That was the best time to ask for money for the ice cream truck. I remember going to the Mtn.View house to visit we called it the spooky house. But what I remember the most is being with family and having fun with my cousins. Family ❤❤❤
We love you Tio !!! Rest in paradise!!🙏🙏🙏

Paul Chavarria

February 10, 2020

I'm very sadden by the loss of my Uncle"Jack"
His heart was as big as his stature!
What a good Uncle he was to me and family. So kind and generous. I would have to be careful with what I would ask or mention. He would listen and next thing we know he is back in his pick up ready to help and fill a need .
Fonf memories of running around his house playing, through the nopals fields or just sitting in the living room with my dad talking.
I will miss his hearty laugh.. im sorry that I was not able to return to California and join him in our fishing day at the lake.... But I will remember him forever his smile and kindness will never be forgotten. My condolences to tia Isabel and my cousins. Uncle Jack was a good man I'm sorry for your loss. May God help you through this period or sorrow.
Please know i loved him so much.

Evelyn Chavarria

February 8, 2020

I have said many times recently how Joaquin was so kind. A gracious man of soft quiet presence who didn’t say much but you felt his love When you were at his side. In the 35 years I have known him and the 23 years I am proud to carry his name. He never said one unkind or hurtful word to me. A father to me till the end. I take happiness only in knowing the pain has been relieved and I was by your side in the end when you passed away pain free.

Mary Davis (Almond)

February 8, 2020

My thoughts and condolences are with the Chavarria Family. I grew up across the street. Mr. Chavarria was like a 2nd father to me. He was a wonderful father, family man, and kind soul. He will be greatly missed.