OBITUARY

Emily "Mickey" Chavez

June 15, 1931October 11, 2021

Emily (Mickey) S. Chavez of Lafayette, Colorado passed away on October 11, 2021 in Boulder. Mickey was born on June 15, 1931 in Lafayette to Andrea and Emilio Silva. She graduated in the class of 1949 from Lafayette High School. On July 26, 1951, she married the love of her life and best friend, Manuel Roy Chavez.

Mickey worked in health services where she advocated for women's health and access to healthcare for migrant workers and their families.

A lifelong Lafayette Bobcat, Mickey took initiative to spend quality time with her loved ones, and always made a sincere effort to help people in need. If she was not caring for one of her grandchildren, she could be found volunteering for the local library, church or throughout the community. As an avid sports fan, Mickey was always cheering on her grandchildren at sporting events or supporting the Rockies, Nuggets and Broncos. She was very fond of nature and loved all things conservation, gardening, birding, walking, and fishing. In the winter months, she would pass the time by tying flies or rosaries, reading books of any genre and occasionally watching a novela. Mickey loved visiting neighboring towns and would venture up the hill to gamble more times than she would care to admit. She was most proud when she'd get a deal at the segunda or antique shops. Undoubtedly, crossword puzzles held a special place in her heart. Mickey was full of life and encouraged others to find the good in everything.

Mickey is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Roy; children - Larry (Martha) Chavez of Lafayette and Ron (Marie) Chavez of Mead; grandchildren - Ciana (Ryan) Costner of Lafayette, Darren (Natalie) Chavez of Erie and Matthew Chavez of Mead; great-grandchildren - Amiah, Nolan and Declan Costner of Lafayette and Landon and Marco Chavez of Erie. She is preceded in death by her mother, father, sister and brothers along with many loved ones.

On Friday, Oct. 22, a rosary and mass for Mickey will be held at 10:30 a.m at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (715 Cabrini Drive, Lafayette) with the burial immediately following at the Olinger Highland Cemetery in Thornton, then a reception at Lionsgate Event Center at the Gatehouse (1055 US 287, Lafayette) and will be held from 2:00-6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for folks to donate to the Health Equity Fund at Boulder Community Health. The Link is provided below.

Services

  • Rosary Service

    Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, October 22, 2021

Memories

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Ken S. Johnson

October 19, 2021


Cousins Roy, Larry, Ronnie and Family.

Condolences from California’s Central Valley. There are always memories of our visits to Colorado. Who can forget the great fishing at the watering hole near Boulder for a couple of circa fifteen year olds. At fast approaching 70, a CCR tune cannot be played without flashback.

Hoping that now in our prime, we can reconnect when life is not so much the Hurry-Hurry.

Lots of Love,

Cousin
Kenny

Belinda Montour

October 18, 2021

Tia Mick never had a bad word to say about anyone and always had a smile on her face.

She will be missed and loved forever.

Rosemary Puga

October 15, 2021

I will always hold you dear to my Heart.I have so many beautiful memories of you. I will always remember the wonderful visits I had with you and uncle Roy when I would go to Colorado thank you for loving me so much.Rip Tia Mick I love you with all my Heart.❤😇🙏

Ellen Cook

October 15, 2021

Such a sweet lady, she never missed a time to pray over me after visiting her. I loved the story she told me of how many, many years ago she would feed a coyote home made soups until she was told not to do so and she apologized to the coyote and he never came back as if he understood her. I loved seeing her and Roy working together in thier yard every day raking and mowing thier beautiful yard.

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