Eustacio Chavez, 88, a lifelong resident of Cuba, NM, passed from this life to the next on
Monday, March 27, 2023.
Eustacio is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Euphemia; 5 children,
Marian Lovato (James), Paul Duwayne Chavez (Elena), Shirley Chavez Ortega, Tommy Chavez
(Susan) and Isabel Jacquez (Arsenio), 13 grandchildren, Alejandro Ortega (Stephanie),
Amanda Demko (Michael), Marcella Fort (Caleb), Brian Lovato, Arsenio Jacquez, Jr. (Sara),
Marcos Chavez (Caitlin), Carlos Ortega, Orlando Jacquez, Ramona Florez (Rueben), Daniel
Chavez (Mary), Olivia Pimentel (Helder), Christina Lovato and Pablo Chavez. Tacho is survived
by 13 great-grandchildren, Maricella, Iliana, Delilah, Alejandra, Juliet, Mateo, Santiago, Rosa,
Marisol, Valeria, Celestino, Eustacio, and one expected in September. He is also survived by
two sisters, Dorella Aragon and Theresa Salaz (Mere), two brothers, Leo Chavez and Frank
Chavez (Rosemary), many nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends. Eustacio was preceded
in death by his parents, Telesfor and Celia Chavez and his brothers, Vidal, Felimon and
Eustacio was a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church and was active in the church
choir until he was no longer physically able to participate. He worked as a logger in his early
years and then worked as a school bus contractor for 30 years. Tacho’s passion was ranching.
He was happiest on horseback or riding around in his truck checking on his cows, but his true
treasure was his family.
Rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. on
Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Church, Cuba, New Mexico. Internment will
follow at Santo Nino Cemetery, La Jara, New Mexico.