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Clarence Chester Chavez

July 21, 1949 - February 25, 2022
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Clarence Chester Chavez was born on July 21, 1949 to John Chavez, a clerk for the U.S. Government, and Emma Chavez (née Sanchez), a retail worker for JC Penney. Born in Los Alamos and moved around northern New Mexico with his family, it soon became clear that his sights were set beyond the Land ofContinue Reading

Teresa Kelly left a message on March 30, 2022:
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Marlene Booth left a message on March 18, 2022:
Chet, I will miss you and your boundless love of animals and people. You were one of my favorite clients and it was with great sadness that I learned of your passing. May God Bless and Keep you forever painless and happy in your new great adventure! My condolences to Daniel and to all those who loved Chet. Marlene Booth (CPA)
Lynn Cicero left a message on March 8, 2022:
Oh my dear dear friend Chet (my Chettie) my heart is broken with your passing. You were a bright light that toughed so many, a healer of many ways, never a loss of words of wisdom, always looking for a new path to create and share your love in so many ways. I thank you for our many years of friendship, the laughter, the jokes and the big hugs. We are all so lucky to have shared your gift of love. My friend.....my Chettie, I love you forever! Lynn
Suzi Bailey left a message on March 8, 2022:
Thank you for sharing your beautiful life with us, Chet. "Though we need to weep your loss, You dwell in that safe place in our hearts, Where no storm or night or pain can reach you. Your love was like the dawn Brightening over our lives Awakening beneath the dark A further adventure of colour. The sound of your voice Found for us A new music That brightened everything. Whatever you enfolded in your gaze Quickened in the joy of its being; You placed smiles like flowers On the altar of the heart. Your mind always sparkled With wonder at things. Though your days here were brief, Your spirit was live, awake, complete. We look towards each other no longer From the old distance of our names; Now you dwell inside the rhythm of breath, As close to us as we are to ourselves. Though we cannot see you with outward eyes, We know our soul's gaze is upon your face, Smiling back at us from within everything To which we bring our best refinement. Let us not look for you only in memory, Where we would grow lonely without you. You would want us to find you in presence, Beside us when beauty brightens, When kindness glows And music echoes eternal tones. When orchids brighten the earth, Darkest winter has turned to spring; May this dark grief flower with hope In every heart that loves you. May you continue to inspire us: To enter each day with a generous heart. To serve the call of courage and love Until we see your beautiful face again In that land where there is no more separation, Where all tears will be wiped from our mind, And where we will never lose you again. - John O'Donohue
Linda Green left a message on March 8, 2022:
I love Chet. I met him in the early 90s at unity church in Boulder. Perhaps it was in the course in miracles class. We were both mechanical engineers at the time retiring to do counseling. I ended up working with an organization called Programs of the Heart for over 20 years. He was such a sweet soul and I’m so happy I got a chance to get to know him and spend some time with him in Boulder.
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Elena left a message on March 5, 2022:
Good bye my friend. May you Rest In Peace. You were smart and generous spirit
Pam McNeil left a message on March 4, 2022:
Chet’s soul was a beacon of light which shone through to everyone he met. His life curiosity,his love of animals, his non-violent wish for peace and his pride in you, Daniel, all came through in his Facebook posts. So glad we were able to share a little bit of time with his wonderful spirit!
Kathy Partridge left a message on March 4, 2022:
I am holding in my heart all whose lives dear Chet touched, and especially Daniel, the son of whom he was so proud. Chet and I met at the Boulder Valley UU Fellowship, and I was inspired by his deep commitment to justice and oppressed people. Rest in Power dear friend
Linda Seagroves left a message on March 4, 2022:
My dear Rest in Peace. I enjoyed each time I saw you out in town smiling and having a great time. You were always happy and always had an interesting dog story for me. There are so many who will miss you. ❤
Monica Jones left a message on March 4, 2022:
What a wonderful testament to a very special man. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss Daniel.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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