Born in Vigil, Colorado on June 4th, 1935

Departed on February 13th, 2020 and resided in Trinidad, Colorado

    In fond memory of Frances L. Chavez, a loving sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be remembered dearly by those who knew her as a unique individual with a feisty spirit and good sense of humor. Frances passed away suddenly but was at peace with her Lord and her loved ones.

    She is preceded in death by her late husband Samuel Chavez, her brother Manuel Vigil and sister Mary Vigil Conklin. She is survived by her three daughters, Terri, Karen and Cheryl, as well as her grandchildren, Jason, Dustin, Richard, Kristen, Melissa, Amanda and Blake. Also surviving are four great grandchildren:  Brian, Camille, Lincoln, Eleanor and Kennedi. She is also survived by her sister Mary Ann and brothers, Marcos (Mark), Edward (Eddie), Gilbert and Jerry.

    A private family viewing will be held on Monday February 17, 2020 at 10:00 am. She has chosen to have her ashes placed where her life began, in Vigil Colorado.

    Guestbook Entries

    Robert Conklin Jr

    My Aunt Francis was a great lady and will be greatly missed by all who knew her!

    February 14th, 2020 at 3:34pm
    Jennifer Jackman Crane

    I will miss this beautiful woman. Loved her smile and her sweet little voice and laughter. Aunt Francis, you will be greatly missed.

    February 14th, 2020 at 4:08pm
    Edward Vigil

    There is a big void in my heart knowing that my oldest sister is no longer with us.
    All my memories of my sister are great especially all those times we spent together growning up with a large family (eight children).
    She helped raised me as a child and I’ll always cherish that.
    I will miss her beautiful smiles and great times we had together.

    February 14th, 2020 at 5:03pm
    Arturo Garcia

    A very generous lady,always giving of her self and would do anything for her Girls. Love her grandkids, she will be missed. Always treated me with respect. We got along very well. Thank you Francis

    February 14th, 2020 at 8:11pm
    Ed Vigil, Jr

    She was a wonderfully warmhearted and special aunt. Always full of smiles and great conversation. She will truly be missed. The memories I have of the times we spent together are very special to me. May God’s love embrace you and shine upon you in heaven for all eternity, sweet Aunt Frances.

    February 15th, 2020 at 4:19pm
    Karen Moore - daughter

    Mom my heart is so heavy that you are no longer with us. But I’m filled with joy that you are with our Heavenly Father. I know I have another angel in heaven looking over me. You made me who I am, strong and independent. 

    February 15th, 2020 at 9:14pm
    Jessica Atkinson

    When remembering Grandma Frances, I hear a voice as sweet as her homemade pies.  I loved to listen to her share stories with her grandson, Jason and I.  What was most wonderful was the way she beamed with joy and gratitude as she spoke of her life, family, and experiences.  I was blessed to have known her and to have shared her love.  

    February 15th, 2020 at 9:27pm
    Amanda Lucio - granddaughter

    Grandma, I’m so sad you’re gone but I know I will see you in heaven again. One of my favorite memories is going with you to garage sales or to the segunda; you always seemed to find the best things. I also enjoyed playing with all of your crafting Knick knacks – after all, I did get my creativity from you. My most favorite memories though, are when we’d sit on your back porch in Florida and you’d tell us stories of your past, or when we’d drive around Colorado learning about our heritage. You loved your family history, which made me love it too. I love you so much, and will carry your memory with me always. 

    February 16th, 2020 at 6:31am
    Gilbert & Alice Vigil

    There are no words to express how much you will be missed. The memories will forever be in our hearts. We will miss you always.

    February 16th, 2020 at 1:09pm
    Janelle Jackman

    Loved this wonderful lady with all my heart. She was always so good to us. My heart breaks….. you will be dearly missed Aunt Francis. Love you

    February 17th, 2020 at 10:22am
    Elsie Vigil

    Fran I wil miss all tne good times we had together. You were like my sister. Rest im peace.

    February 17th, 2020 at 3:38pm
    Richard Atkinson - Grandson

    My life won’t ever be the same without you. Not a day will go by where I’ll miss your adorable laugh and most important you. Thank you for all that you’ve taught me, your life lessons, and your advise. You’ve inspired me to live life with no regret to follow my heart. Your life was a blessing and the memories we all share and have will forever be our treasures. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measures. I love you dearly grandma

    February 17th, 2020 at 6:36pm

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