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Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary

7924 North 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ

OBITUARY

Michael Chavez

October 10, 1954June 19, 2020
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Michael Chavez passed away in Phoenix, AZ on June 19, 2020.

Born October 10, 1954 in Las Cruces, NM, Michael lived the majority of his life in Phoenix. Growing up in Phoenix, he became well known for his willingness to help anyone in need, his home cooked meals, and for being unapologetically himself.

Michael proudly served in the United States Army and traveled the world. After he returned to Arizona, his civilian career included working for nonprofit organizations, the private sector and retired from Maricopa County in October 2019.

He loved the Chicago Bears, loved to cook and share recipes, and he loved deeply.

A devoted father, Michael is survived by his children Kegan Chavez and Corina Chavez Ramsey (Brandon), grandchildren Ashley Rivera (Carlos), Audrey Madruga and great-grandson, Michael Rivera.

Services are private. His ashes will be reunited with his wife, Kathy Chavez, who preceded him in death.

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Marcus Jones

July 1, 2020

Michael was one of the coolest and down to earth people I knew at Juvenile Probation. He would always talk to me in the hallways at SEF when he was fixing on something or just walking by. Michael told me if you every need something let him know and he would get it for me. Even when I made the move to Durango and he would see me at my Desk he would stop and talk to me to make sure I was was doing good. He would always talk about how his kids were doing and I didn’t know the daughter he was talking about is my friend. He will be truly missed and I know his family and friends will miss him.

Michael Chavez

June 25, 2020

Today, I say good-bye to my godfather Michael Chavez. I will always cherish the moments we shared as a family and remember the time he spent with me when he came down to Chaparral NM to confirm me. I will never forget you nino, and I will always continue to express my love for you. One last thing , I wanted to thank you for being my godfather. RIP Nino!

Barbara Easley-White

June 25, 2020

Mike and I worked many years together at MCJCC. He was good people. Full of life and jokes . Mike , was a great coworker that always has a smile on his face and always willing to lean a helping hand. Sending our love, prayers and condolences to the family.

Sonya Gulley

June 24, 2020

Nino Michael, I just want to share a thank you. Thank you for always telling and showing me I was loved. Thank you for always believing in me. Thank you for always encouraging me to follow my heart. I miss you and will love you forever.
Always and forever ❤️
Sonya

Gabriel Aragon

June 24, 2020

Nino, thank you for everything you had did for me. I may have had a father and step father but neither one of them were ever the man that you were towards me. You taught me how to work on cars I may have not done much at that time because I was to young but I remember you, Leonard and I in the backyard working on the ford bronco. You also taught me my 1st sport we began with putting in the spare room. Also took me to my 1st sporting event PHX SUNS. I remember going over when ever I wanted and that you and my Nina Sandy wanted me there you both always should me love. They should me what a family looks like. I know we didnt talk to much as I grew older but I always loved you and cherish every moment. Corina and Cito I'm truly sorry and I hurt for the loss. I love you both and if you need anything just reach out to me and if I'm able to do anything I will. I love you both.

Veronica Arroyo

June 24, 2020

Uncle Michael,
I have to say that one of the most fun and beautifully unexpected memories that I was able to share with you was two years ago on Easter. I'm pretty sure you took us all by complete surprise when you decided to get in on the water gun and confetti egg action with Cito, my mom and I! Within 5 minutes, all of us, including you, were soaking wet and laughing so hard, it was one of the goofiest Easter's I can remember, which makes me smile when I look back on it. You will be truly missed but thankfully we have the good times to help us through the tough moments. Much love always.

Michele Martinez

June 24, 2020

Its still hard to believe you are gone Uncle Micbael my heart is broken.
I will always remember our coversations we had. Your energy and smile was contagious. Most of all im going to miss your hugs they were the best as you would tell me MIJA call me if you ever need anything. Until we meet again

I love you...rest easy

Michele

Roxanne Aragon

June 24, 2020

My Uncle Michael was a kind hearted man. Full of positive energy, and welcomed anyone into his home with open arms. He was always there whenever anyone called on him. Truly will be missed. His memory will live on and I wish my daughters had an opportunity to meet him. Until we meet again Uncle Michael. Love you!

Anthony Smith

June 24, 2020

Tio Michael, I still can’t believe the reality of this all. You were always such a strong and masculine figure in my life. I remember you coming to visit nana, I remember how incredibly proud you always were of your kid. I remember the meal you made me the last time I was in Phx. You were always unapologetically you, and I always admired that trait. I will miss you, but your legacy will live on through your children and your memory will live on through your family and friends. Rest easy Tio Michael.

Ashley Rivera

June 24, 2020

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