ROCK SPRINGS — Rafael Chavez, 60, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at his home in Rock Springs, surrounded by his loving family following a 10-year battle with cancer. He was a resident of Wyoming for more than 30 years and a former resident of Mexico.
Mr. Chavez was born on Aug. 1, 1958 in Zacatecas, Mexico, the son of Guadalupe Chavez and Angelita Chavez Arellano.
He married Maria Luz Chavez Mendoza in Jalisco, Mexico, on Dec. 31, 1978.
Mr. Chavez owned and operated Chavez Concrete for over 30 years until his retirement in 2010. He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 116 Broadway St., Rock Springs. A vigil service with rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the church. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. and again at the church on Thursday one hour prior to Mass. Cremation will follow funeral services.
The family respectfully requests that donations in Rafael’s name be made to Cowboys Against Cancer, 1893 Dewar Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901 or to the Holy Spirit Catholic Community, P.O. Box 6038, Rock Springs, WY 82902. Condolences may be left at www.vasefuneralhomes.com.