Dorothy Gloria Chavez

January 26, 1944 - October 6, 2018

Dorothy Gloria Chavez of Murphy, Texas passed away on October 6, 2018 at the age of 74. She was born on January 26, 1944 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Antonio and Lydia (Moya) Silva.  Dorothy married the love of her life, Martin Chavez, on December 12, 1970 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She was a faithful member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church.  Dorothy enjoyed taking care of her family.  She was affectionately known as “Gum Gum” to her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Martin Chavez of Murphy Texas; son, Arnold Chavez of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Krystal Davis of Murphy, Texas; siblings, Frances Larribas and Gene Silva both of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other loving family and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her daughter, Veronica Engstrom.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Plano, Texas.


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Dorothy: You were a faithful mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and wife. You are in our prayers and know you will find peace with our lord and savior Jesus Christ. We will always cherish your memory. Your Loving Family, Rene, Maria, Alyssa and Nicholas Rene, Maria, Alyssa and Nick, October 11, 2018