Deaths and funerals (07/21/12)

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Robert R. “Chief” Chavez
1965-2012
Robert R. “Chief” Chavez, age 46, a resident of Los Lunas, died on Sunday, July 15.
Robert was a member of Calvary Chapel New Harvest Church.
Robert was a kind, loving, generous and outgoing person. He loved helping people and was always there when you needed him.
Robert lived in Los Lunas all his life and was a hard worker. Not only was he a great dad, but a great son, brother, uncle, nephew, etc. We know that Robert is in a better place and we can’t wait to see him again.
Robert loved going to church on Sundays and hearing Pastor David’s sermon. We want to thank all family and friends that have helped us through this very hard time. We will miss you Chief!
Robert is preceded in death by his father, Robert Chavez; Grandpa and Grandma Gallegos, and Grandpa and Grandma Chavez.
He is survived by his mother, Delia Gabaldon; stepfather, Johnny Gabaldon; son, Robert Chavez; sisters, Terry Romero, Barbara Chavez, Carol Mallory; brother-in-law, John Mallory; nephews, Carlos Marcus, Alex Romero, John Ray Marcus, Jacob Romero, Luciano Romero, Phillip Munoz, Patrick Mallory, Sean Mallory, Clayton Mallory and Brad Mallory; nieces, Felica Marcus, Leandra Chavez, Calista Page and Jordyn Mallory; and many aunts, uncles and friends.
Services were held at Calvary New Harvest.

Patrick Michael Ortiz
1987-2012
Patrick Michael Ortiz, 25, beloved son of Priscilla C. and Michael Ortiz of Moriarty, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, as a result of a single automobile accident just minutes away from home.
Patrick was born March 23, 1987, in Albuquerque, and grew up in Moriarty. He graduated from Moriarty High School in 2005, and just recently graduated from nursing school.
Patrick was a joy to all that knew him and left us all with special memories we will forever cherish. His positive attitude and smile were enough to make everyone else in the area grin, especially when we needed it the most.
Patrick was a very patient person and would drop everything he was doing to help others. He lived life by the motto “Un Dia A La Vez,” or one day at a time.
Patrick is loved and will be missed by his family and friends at Valencia Family Medicine.