Martha Torrez Chavez
Martha Torrez Chavez 79, passed to eternal life on November 16, 2010 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. A rosary and mass for the repose of Marthas soul will be prayed at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 20, 2010 at St. Peter Catholic Church. Farther Charlie Martinez, O.F.M will be officiating.
Martha was born September 18, 1931 in Dexter, New Mexico to Plajerez and Antonio Torres. She married the late, Isidro Pea Chavez on September 11, 1946 in Carrizozo, NM. They raised five children, Elvira Brazfield and husband Tony, Isidro Pea Chavez, Jr. and wife Flora, Frank Chavez and wife Patti, Elisa Alexander and husband Bruce and Orlando Chavez.
She is survived by her children, her brothers Candelario Torres and wife Ramona, Rafael Torrez and wife Esperanza, and her sisters Dora Mendoza, Isabel Tavarez and husband Dan and Orlidia Vincent and her husband Art, as well as eleven grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren. Martha was preceded in death by her husband Isidro, her parents, and sisters Rufina Herrera and Emma Brijalba.
Isidro and Martha enjoyed traveling. They took many trips with their children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. Together they toured much of this country and enjoyed going on cruises.
Martha retired from the Roswell Independent School District after 26 years of service. For the past 15 years Miss Martha also cared for many children who brought her great joy as she provided childcare for them.
She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church since 1953, Martha served as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion there for 10 years.
The family request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 306 San Pablo St. SE Ste. A, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com .
I just found out the Miss Martha passed on. My condolences to her family and friends. Miss Martha was an angel. She provided child care for my daughter and we loved Miss Martha so much. She was a gentle soul and the kindest person Ive had the pleasure of knowing. My heart is saddened. She loved all the children she provided child care for so much and she is dearly missed. We love you Miss Martha.
Trish LeybaLas Cruces, NM
Martha was a gentle kind soul and friend. I will always have fond memories of her. May God bless and keep her.
Judi WardRoswell, NM
Im so thankful to know that because we have the Lord we have everything, and I know there isnt anything that His love and grace will withhold from all of you. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU MARGAET TRUJILLO AND FAMILIA
Margaret TrujilloMesa, AZ
My prayers go out to all the family, Martha was a wonderful person and was a close friend to my mother with people like this makes the world go round, there was not a time when I met up with her she did not have a smile and a hug to give to anyone, she was always the same everytime you met up with her she will be missed.
merlinda padillaroswell, NM
Are thoughts and prayers are with you.
George Cathy Del NobileDexter, NM
Thisbeautiful woman walked a Christlike walk. She was a joy to be around. This wonderful woman has left me and my family many wonderful memories. May the Lord bless all of her children. It was an honor to have known this wonderful lady.
Pristina KerwickRoswell, NM
We are so deeply saddened at Marthas passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Know that you now have one more beautiful angel to watch over you We love you Martha
Phil and Lori MorganRoswell, NM
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND COMFORT YOU I KNOW MY TIA IS IN A BETTER PLACE REUNITED WITH
MY TIO ,AND HER PARENTS AND SISTERS. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BUT ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS
MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE I LOVE YOU TIA
stella raymond harriscapitan, NM
Love and prayers
Fabian TorresGilbert, AZ