Carmen Garcia Chavez

May 17, 1934November 8, 2018
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The world lost an amazing woman on November 8, 2018 when Carmen Garcia Chavez passed away. Carmen was born to Maximino Garcia C. and Delfina R. de Garcia in Chihuahua Mexico On May 17, 1934.

Carmen met and married Salvador S. Chavez on April 12th 1958. Carmen & Salvador welcomed five sons to the family; Jesse, Manuel, Henry, Rick, & David Chavez.

Carmen worked for C.K Williams for twenty years as a housekeeper, She also worked and became good friends with the Cantwell family especially little Christian Marie who she adored. She was a devout Catholic and attended Holy Name and Our Lady of Guadalupe churches. Carmen’s biggest accomplishments were her children and working hard to ensure success and quality of life in them.

Carmen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Salvador S. Chavez, and Son Richard G Chavez, sister Maria Concepcion Garcia R., brother Maximino Garcia R., brother Jose Francisco Garcia R., Maximino Garcia R., Sister Dolores Garcia Ballesteros, Sister Maria De Jesus Garcia R., Sister Ofelia Garcia De Frias, Sister Eulgia Garcia Estrada.

She is survived and dearly missed by her children, Jesse and wife Mary Louise Chavez, Manuel and wife Sherry Chavez, Henry and wife Mary Chavez, and David and wife Penny Chavez. She adored her 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and she leaves them with wonderful memories. She is also survived by her siblings and their family; Aureliano Garcia R. and wife Dorita Garcia, Delfina G. Vara, Jesus Adolfo Garcia R. and wife Alicia Morales Garcia, Manuel Garcia R. and wife Maria Garcia, Gilberto Garcia R. and wife Martha R. Garcia. She was a steady loving influence to her family and all who knew her will miss her friendship and love. The family wishes to express its thanks for all the prayers and support from friends and family.

Visitation will be Sunday November 11, 2018 from 2pm -6pm at Crespo Funeral Home, 2516 Navigation.

A small ceremony will be held at Houston National Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 1pm.


  • Salvador Chavez, Husband
  • Rick Chavez, Son
  • Maximino Garcia, Father
  • Delphina Garcia, Mother
  • Salvador Chavez, Son
  • Mary Chavez, Daughter-in-law
  • Manuel Chavez, Son
  • Sherry Chavez, Daughter-in-law
  • Henry Chavez, Son
  • Mary Chavez, Daughter-in-law
  • David Chavez, Son
  • Penelope Chavez, Daughter-in-law
  • Delfina Vara, Sister
  • Aureliano Garcia, Brother
  • Jesus Adolfo, Brother
  • Manuel Garcia, Brother
  • Gilberto Garcia, Brother
  • Carmen Chavez also leaves behind 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren to honor her memory.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service and Interment Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Carmen Garcia Chavez

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Rebekah Herty

November 10, 2018

We often say that the hour of death cannot be forecast. When we say this we imagine this hour would be in a distant future. We never thought we would be thinking about Carmen as a memory.

Yes, it came a little soon. She did her best to prepare us for her passing, however it still came as a shock and still feels a bit unreal.

We all have different memories of Carmen, but one thing they all have in common is the way she loved and lived for her family.

She had the most inspiring love for her family. Every time she shared one of her family stories, her eyes would light up with the most amazing shine. A shine that could never be unnoticed.

She had the most amazing courageous strength and tenacity that every single person who ever came into contact with her could feel while in her presence. She carried on gracefully because she knew she had to be strong for the people who were watching her, her children.

She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.

My heart aches knowing she is gone from us But by so saying, we bid you farewell and good night to your physical body. As we know that you will forever be in spirit.

Words can't express how much she meant to Max and me. I hope I can be half of the Mrs. Chavez as you were. Till we meet again beautiful soul, rest in Peace.


Comforting Alex.


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