Obituary: Daniel Chavez

Daniel Chavez

Daniel Chavez

Daniel Chavez Jr. (Buelo), August 19, 1933 - March 18, 2016.

On Friday, March 18, 2016, Daniel died peacefully at home with his wife of 57 years, his four children and his grandchildren around him. Daniel was born to Daniel Sr. and Eduvijes Chavez on August 19, 1933. He married the love of his life, Margarita Cota, on January 17, 1959 in Douglas, Arizona. He came to Douglas as a Chancellor for the Mexican Consular Service during the Bracero Program. He worked in that diplomatic capacity as he began studying at Cochise College. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree for the University of Arizona in Geology - Computer Applications in Geology and Mining. He worked for Phelps Dodge, Anaconda Mining Company, and retired from the Cananea Mining Company in 1984.

Daniel is survived by his wife, "Margo", children - Daniel III (Terry) fromTempe, Gabriel (Sinikka) from Rovaniemi, Finland, Javier (Akiko) from San Francisco, and Deniz from Williams, and grandchildren - Karlyn (Matt), Daniel IV, Lauren, Michael, Cassie, Julius, Elias, Silja, Matias, Tobias, Gabriel and his great-granddaughter -Madelyn Rose.

Daniel's family was the center of his life and he passed away at the center of theirs.

A Rosary and Mass of Resurrection were celebrated on March 28, 2016 at St. Luke's Church, Douglas, Arizona with Father Gilbert Malu officiating. The burial of his ashes followed at the Calvary Cemetery.

Brown-Page Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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