February 2, 1941 ~ August 25, 2007

Born in: Villanueva, NM,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Carmel Chavez, 66, passed away August 25, 2007. Survived by her husband, Joe H. Chavez; children, Erlinda Chavez, Mary Jane Plancencio and Peggy L. (John) Hegg, all of Pueblo; sisters, Helen Chacon of Pueblo, Helen Ortiz of Pueblo, Erlinda (Carlos) Espinoza of Colorado Springs, Margaret Villa of Roswell, N.M., Susie (Leonard) Valdez, Rosie (Larry) Algiene and Lydia Lucero, all of Pueblo; brothers, Joe Chacon of Dixon, Calif., Tony (Gloria) Lucero of Techolotito, N.M., John Lucero of Thorton, Colo., Ernest (Ruby) Lucero of Colorado Springs, Nick (Anna) Lucero of Cherry Creek, Colo., Manuel (Dudee) Lucero and Gabriel (Francis) Lucero, both of Pueblo. Also survived by her grandchildren, Todd H. Hegg, John A. Hegg, Eric Plancencio and Caroline Plancencio. Carmel was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Carolina Lucero; and her brother, Manuel Chacon. Carmel was born on February 2, 1941, in Villanueva, N.M.. She loved her family, helping people and she loved to meet and make new friends. Viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2007, with the Rev. Fr. Ben Bacino as celebrant. Both services will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 900 E. Routt. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. With sympathy and caring we extend our prayers to all who Aunt Carmen touched and loved.
    Meliton(Joe),Ann and Family

  2. oh girls, i am so sorry to hear about your mother, i know that she was such a good person, and she will be truly be missed, but i went into a very serious depression and am still very sick that i never saw anybody when i went to pueblo, but i often thought about her and ask rachel if she had seen her, tell your father i am so sorry to hear about carmel, please e-mail and tell what happen if you want to. take care of your father girls

  3. sorry to hear what happened to my aunt carmen, she was a beautiful person inside and out. she will be in my thoughts and prayers as well as the chavez family may god bless you all. love Vivian murphy and family

  4. We are sorry about your loss and we miss yall alot in the deep South.
    Our prayers are with you,
    Deanne, Joe, Jared and Amanda

  5. Carmel Chavez Family & John,Peggy Hegg & Family,
    Peggy,our thoughts, and Prayers are with you and your family.
    Love,Tamela & Gregg

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you the strength, understanding and peace, to help you through. God Bless!

  7. Unlce Henry, MaryJane, Peggy and Linda – I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Carmen, I know she will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

    Love – Stephanie Vigil and Family (Josie’s daughter)

  8. She was thoughtful, caring and family oriented. She had dignity, a great sense of humor, and always put the needs of others first.
    I hope you can all find comfort in the memories you have of Auntie Carmen and how she touched the lives of everyone.

    ~Uncle Henry, Erlinda, MaryJane, and Peggy & John,
    Todd, Eric, Caroline and Antonio~

    Our thoughts and prayers are yours.

  9. Uncle Henry and family,

    My deepest deepest sympathy to you all during this difficult time. I’m very saddened to hear about Aunt Carmen’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    All my love,

    Latoya Chavez-Ayala
    Buckeye, AZ

  10. A beautiful and wonderful woman has touched our lives — we will miss her so much. She never hesitated to share, give advice or lend a shoulder to cry on. We are blessed to know her and we will celebrate her life and share her spirit of kindness.

    You were our rock, now you are our guardian angel.

    Uncle Henry, Erlinda, MaryJane, Peggy, John & Family — My heart is with you always.

  11. Carmen, my sister, you will be sadly missed by all who love you. We all love you. We hold your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love Always,
    Your Sister Erlinda, Carlos, and Family

  12. Henry and Family
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of Carmel. I hope that you all find the strength to carry on in this time of sorrow. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. God Bless

  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with Auntie Carmen & the familey.

    With Warmest Condolences
    Chris and Terri Algiene

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