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Rosaura 'Sarah' Chavez

May 7, 1933 — February 15, 2024

Rosaura "Sarah" Guerra Chavez 90 of Downsville, Texas passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 23 at St. Francis on the Brazos with Father Jose Jazo as Celebrant. Burial will immediately follow at Oakwood Cemetery. There will be a visitation 5 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 22 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home.

Sarah was born May 7,1933 in Satin, TX to Cruzita Vasquez and Florencio Guerra. She married the love of her life Alejo "Alex" Chavez on September 20, 1952. Sarah was a homemaker who was a wonderful cook and an amazing seamstress making all of her children's clothing. She also was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and of the Guadalupanas society. Through the years Sarah developed a great fashion sense with all her matching jewelry and loved dressing up to watch her beloved Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Baylor Bears. She always looked forward to sitting outside spending time with her children and grandchildren admiring her beautiful flowers, scratching her lotto tickets and watching her son Robert cook for everyone. Sarah was a beautiful soul who loved to give. You would always leave her house with a "goodie bag". She even made sure she had one prepared every Tuesday for the gentlemen who picked up her trash.

Sarah was loved deeply by all who knew her and will be forever missed.

Proceeded in death by husband Alejo "Alex" Chavez, sons Joe Chavez and Roy Chavez. Siblings Pauline Quinonez, Alice Mansolo, Della Stinson, Simon Guerra, Felix Guerra, Rosendo Guerra, Clem Guerra, Frank Guerra and Nicholas Guerra. Grandson Ruben Castillo, granddaughter Teresa Resendez, great-great granddaughter Liliana Gonzalez.

Survived by her children Maria Galvan and husband Pete, Eloy Chavez and wife Rachelle, Lawrence Chavez, Robert Chavez, Pauline Rodriguez and husband Marshall, Gloria Leos and husband C.L, granddaughter raised as daughter Amanda Avila and husband Lorenzo. Siblings Tammy Richardson, Olivia Rivera, 20 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson and her beloved dog Toby.

Pallbearers will be her sons-in-law, Pete Galvan II, Marshall Rodriguez, and C.L. Leos; her grandsons, Pete Galvan III, Jacob Alex Rodriguez, and Lorenzo Avila Sr. Honorary bearers will be her grandsons, Jonathan Loy Chavez, Jonathan David Chavez and Chris Shelson.

The family would like to thank Bluebonnet Hospice for their kindness and compassionate care shown to Sarah.
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Thursday, February 22, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Pecan Grove Funeral Home

3124 Robinson Drive, Waco, TX 76706

** Rosary at 6 p.m. **

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Friday, February 23, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Francis on the Brazos

315 Jefferson Avenue, Waco, TX 76701

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