Obituary: Fabiola M. Chavez
Fabiola M. Chavez died Sept. 7, 2011, at Good Samaritan Marley House in Prescott, Ariz. She was born June 7, 1938, in Santa Cruz, N.M., the daughter of Seledon and Fedlina (Atencio) Martinez. Fabiola was 73 years old.
She married the love of her life, Frank, on her birthday in 1954, and together they raised seven children. They also served together at the Salvation Army in Prescott. Fabiola retired in 1999 after 30 years as the store manager. She enjoyed reading, traveling and camping, especially when the family was involved. She was proudest of her 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Frank; sons Joe (Evelyn) and Anthony (Janelle); and daughters Veronica (Stephen) Small, Martha (Kyle) Trimmer, Priscilla (Erik) Pontsler, Patricia (George) Orme and Leah (Jeff) Richwine-Gavroy.
A private family service has taken place, and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.
The family suggests memorials in Fabiola's name to the Salvation Army, 237 S. Montezuma, Prescott, AZ 86303, or Good Samaritan Marley House, 1065 Ruth St., Prescott, AZ 86301.
You are invited to log onto www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign Fabiola's guestbook and share a memory with the family.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
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