Reuben John Chavez, 91, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne.
Reuben was born October 4, 1929 in Brighton, Colorado, a son of the late Garbiel and Amada “Emma” (Lucero) Chavez.
Reuben served honorably in the United States Army during World War II. He loved to work and he enjoyed 50+ years as a master barber and retired from Civil Service. His many interests included golfing, bowling, cribbage and gambling. His favorite motto was “I’m not here for a long time, just here for a good time”.
Reuben is survived by his wife, Aurora D. (Garcia) Chavez; three children, David (Pamela) Chavez, Laura (Grayson) Fredrickson and Glen (Annette) Chavez; seven grandchildren, Michael, Lewis, Jackie, Rubin, Torin, Upton and Paxton; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two children, Katherine Chavez and Richard Chavez; and six siblings, Trinidad Chavez, Fred Chavez, Annie Trujillo, Mary Porter and Mike Chavez.
A private family service will be held. Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
Donations in Reuben’s memory may be made to the Cheyenne Community Aim Foundation, 1719 Hugur Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001.
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