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OBIT – Maria Dolores Chavez

MISSION – Maria Dolores “Lolita” Chavez, 76, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in McAllen.

Mrs. Chavez was born in Montemorelos, N.L., Mexico. Formerly of McAllen, she lived in Mission for the past five years.  

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Alberto A. Chavez; children, Albert Chavez, Janie Puente, Sandra Ochoa, Joel Chavez and Marco A. Chavez; and 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. siblings, Emerico Alanis and Matilde Rodriguez.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Janelle R. Puente; parents, Eleuterio Rodriguez and Jacinta Salazar; and brothers, Santos and Arcadio Alanis.

A funeral mass was held on Sept. 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.

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