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Howe Mortuary & Crematory

439 Coffman St, Longmont, CO

OBITUARY

Gloria J. Chavez

July 19, 1945September 10, 2020

Gloria Jean Rosales Chavez, 75, of Longmont was born on July 19, 1945 in Cheraw, Colorado. After a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease, Gloria passed away surrounded by family on September 10th in her home.

She attended Primero High School in Primero, Colorado before attending Adams State in Alamosa, Colorado. Gloria graduated with a B.A. in Library Sciences in 1967. Shortly after, she married Benito R. Chavez in Trinidad, Colorado before moving to Longmont where she spent the remainder of her life. Gloria worked for 32 years at Centurylink as a Consultant and Executive Assistant.

She enjoyed tulips, dancing, cooking, and most of all spending time with family and opening her home to others. Gloria has numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews whom she loved. Two of her brothers Joe Tabares (California), and Fred Tabares (Colorado), were instrumental in helping her become the wonderful woman that she was.

She is survived by her husband Benito, son Ben of Longmont, daughter Feliz Gutierrez of Longmont (Scott) and five grandchildren Alex, Jessica, Glenn, Grayce, and Chacon of Longmont. She is preceded in death by her infant son Glenn, her brother Tommy (Colorado), and her sister Vera (California).

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Longmont, CO at 10:00AM on Wednesday, September 16th. Due to COVID restrictions, masks and social distancing will be required. A private family burial will immediately follow the service. All are welcome at a reception at the Chavez family home that afternoon.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Private Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Chris and Paula Tate

September 16, 2020

I am so sad to hear of Gloria's passing. She was a wonderful person and was a good neighbor. May God's loving arms embrace the family.

Chris and Paula

Karen Townsend

September 16, 2020

Gloria was the most joyful person with arms wide open for a warm embrace. I regret that I could not be there for the services. Rich and I are traveling. My heart goes out to the family. I pray for comfort and offer my support to you all.

Chavez Family

September 12, 2020

Chavez Family

September 12, 2020

Chavez Family

September 12, 2020

Chavez Family

September 12, 2020

Chavez Family

September 12, 2020

Chavez Family

September 12, 2020

Chavez Family

September 12, 2020

Chavez Family

September 12, 2020

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