Mary 'Marty' Chavez. After a courageous year long battle with cancer, Marty went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 9, 2008. Born June 23, 1936, in Anton Chico, New Mexico, to Maria and Celestino Aragon. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Olympia Duran; brothers, Willie and Bito Aragon; and father-in-law, Apolonio Chavez, Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory the love of her life for 55 years, Apolonio Chavez, Jr.; beloved daughters, Evelyn (Dennis) Mondragon and Loretta (Anthony) Estrada of Aurora, Colo.; grandchildren, Amy (Jeremy) Doom, Christopher Mondragon of Aurora, Colo., Aaron and Marcus Estrada of Denver, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Delaney and Hayden Doom; mother-in-law, Lucy C. Chavez; sister-in-law, Helen (Joe) Gonzales of Pueblo, Colo.; brother-in-law, Robert Chavez of Selmar, Calif.; siblings, Sally Masias, Anne Pennington, Elisa Pennington, Jake (Josie) Aragon, Peggy (Lou) Clark, Pat (Jim) Gurule, Elmer (Olivia) Aragon, Rose McKee; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Marty retired from Minnequa Bank after 20 years to enjoy gatherings with family and friends, traveling and her true passion of cooking and baking. There will be no viewing. A memorial mass, to celebrate her life, will be held at 2 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd., Blende, Colo. Family will receive friends at St. Joseph's Church hall immediately following the service. Cremation has taken place with private interment to be conducted in the spring. The family would like to give a special thanks to the caregivers at Sangre de Cristo Hospice House for their kind and compassionate attention to Marty's final days. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Uncle Jr. Evelyn, Lorrie and Family ~

    What a wonderful lady, what a wonderful full life. May your many happy memories bring you peace, more love and joy.

    To laugh often and much;
    to win the respect
    of intelligent people
    and the affection of children;
    to earn the appreciation
    of honest critics and
    endure the betrayal of false friends;
    to appreciate beauty,
    to find the best in others;
    to leave the world a little better;
    whether by a healthy child,
    a garden patch or a
    redeemed social condition;
    to know even one life
    has breathed easier because you have lived.
    This is the meaning of success.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Marty was a great lady. I enjoyed working with her at Gibson’s I hope you all find peace knowing that she’s not suffering anymore and that she’s in a much better place with our lord Jesus Christ.

  3. Our Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time, Marty was and will always be a beautiful person in our heart, she is resting in peace now and with that you should find comfort.
    Loved ones live on in the words they said, in lives they touched, and in the happiness we feel every time we remember them.
    With Sympathy from All of Us,
    Anthony,Joella,Camaron,Ryan Mortillaro & Evangeline Mondragon

  4. ARAGON AND CHAVEZ FAMILIES,
    MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH.
    MAY YOU FIND COMFORT AND PEACE KNOWING THAT SHE IS NOW WITHOUT PAIN AND IN THE HANDS OF GOD.

    YOUR CUZ PATO,

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Marty will be truly missed, she was a wonderful person. She loved her family more than anything and it will be hard to fill her void. I have known her all my life and I will miss her. We will miss her delicious desserts. I have great memories of her at the bank I would always go and visit her and she would give me suckers as a kid. I loved to go and visit with her at the bank she was always so nice. We are all so lucky to have her in our lives. Lots of love to the family.

  6. Aunt Marty was one of the special ones with such patience and love to share. We will miss everything about her. Love Chrissy and Lee.

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