Obituary of Anthony Edward Chavez
Anthony Edward Chavez was born on October 4th, 1945 to Lee Chavez and Isabel Gonzales at St. Mary Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado.
Anthony learned about the value of hard work and family from a very young age. He began helping his family by picking onions at the age of four. This work ethic carried him through his youth and teen years when he could finally save enough money to buy a real pair of shrink to fit Levi 501’s that he actually shrunk to fit in a bathtub in his family home in Boone, Colorado.
During the Vietnam War era, Anthony was drafted into the United States Army and reported for induction on November 8th, 1965. He completed basic training and a carpentry training course at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri in 1966. He was stationed at Ft. Hood in Texas, and also spent time on duty at Ft. Polk, Louisiana. Anthony loved spending time with his buddies on weekend liberties, never without a shortage of fun had. Anthony was a proud veteran, and had many great memories of his time in the military.
Upon completing his time in the Army, Anthony returned to Colorado, set about working, and fell in love with Susan Stephanie Phillips. They were married at St. Therese Church in Pueblo, Colorado on February 14, 1970. They lived in Denver while Anthony worked and went to College at Metropolitan State University for a degree in criminal justice. Anthony and Susan eventually settled in the suburbs of Denver to raise their three children. Anthony made many life long friends along the way, and ended his career working for the City of Lakewood in 2019.
Anthony and Susan were married for 42 years when his beloved “B Doll” lost her valiant fight with cancer in August 2012. He is survived by his three children: Nick (Carla), Kimberly (Larry), Lucas (Fiancée Janet), as well as his siblings Ernestine (Lupe), Cid (Linda), and Greg (Anna Marie). Anthony was a devoted husband to his beloved wife until he took his last breath on August 8th, 2023 at the age of 77.
One of the greatest joys of Anthony’s life was watching his and Susan’s three children grow into adulthood and raise their own children, seven in all.
Anthony loved travel, music, nature, his beloved family, friends and God. He was fiercely loyal to his people, and was a best friend to his only daughter. He will be missed beyond measure.
God bless you, Pops. I miss you. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us. We love you.