Obituary: Ruben Jose Chavez

Obituary: Ruben Jose Chavez

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Ruben Jose Chavez

Ruben Jose Chavez passed away at home with his family on February 4th 2020. He was born in Flagstaff in 1956 to Baudilio and Betty Chavez. Ruben graduated from Flag High in 1974. He prided himself on being a Flagstaff native and was also known as a local historian, he loved to read and was able to retain facts about history, sports, music and almost everything. He loved his country and his Chicano Culture as well as his New Mexican roots. Ruben worked for the City of Flagstaff as a heavy equipment operator and then worked for FUSD as a bus driver. He coached Little League for 30 years and loved working with troubled youth. He married Emily, the love his life on April 26, 1980 and had two children Jennifer and Buddy. Ruben had a big heart and was loved by many.

Rosary will be held on Monday, February 10th at San Francisco De Asis at 9:30 a.m. with Mass following at 10:30 a.m. Memories and condolences can be shared with family directly or online at

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