Amelia Chavez at the age 89, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021,was born in Albuquerque, NM on January 4,1932. She would say that even though there were hard times, her family always had everything they needed. She loved to sew and make crafts, also made quilted blankets, dolls and ceramic wall plaques. She loved working in the yard and could take a twig or piece of a plant and make it grow. Our momwas proud of her heritage and recorded our history by making an album of our ancestors with stories and pictures so we could enjoy our history for several generation to come. She didn’t complain and never had a bad thing to say about anyone, her unconditional love for her family, is what made her so special.
Amelia was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Angelita Garcia; husbands, Richard Chavez, Epifanio Griego; son, Jose Griego; grandson, Jeremy Montoya; great grandchildren twins; sisters, Juanita, Maria, Josephine, Irene, Maria Blasa; brothers Julian, Juan, Miguel;
Amelia is survived by her children, Jesse Griego and wife, Linda, Anthony Griego and wife, Claudette, Henry Griego and wife, Ester, Pandora Montoya and husband Rocky, Alvira Garcia and husband Antonio and Carmen Chavez; 25 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren.
Pallbearers; grandsons, Jose Griego Jr, Roman Griego, Anthony Griego, John Armijo, Michael Armijo, Andrew Chavez and honorary pallbearer, Paul Montoya.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this time. We will be having services for our mother Amelia, if you wish to attend her services;
Viewing 6:30 p.m., Rosary 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening August 19th in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW.
Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 20, at 12:00 p.m. Holy Rosary Catholic Church, located at 5415 Fortuna Road NW.
Burial will follow mass at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, located at 1900 Edith Blvd.
Reception across street at Moose Lodge, following Burial at 2121 Edith Blvd.
Please join us at Mom’s house on Saturday August 21, to celebrate her life and remembering all the best times of growing up here with our families. She loved all her family, and it will be a great way to say goodbye for now. Call Vera or Carmen for more details. 505 582-4407,505 514-4712.