Elena Chairez, 83, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. She was born in Lockhart on May 25, 1924.
Elena was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and was an active member of the church choir and prayer group. Her favorite pass times were spending time with her family and with the Northside Senior Citizen Group. Her spirituality guided her family in wisdom, her faith tau
ght those around her to pray, and her love for God – and God”s love for her – pointed her to Heaven in her last moments.
Elena was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Chairez, Sr., and her daughter, Charlene Chairez.
She is survived by her children, Jesse Chairez, Vincent Chairez, Jr., Mary Chairez, Raymond Chairez, Dora Cervantez and husband, Lico, Stella Cruz and husband, Antonio and Sylvia VanVoorhis and husband, Gary; longtime friend and brother, Salvador Calderon; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in Greenwood Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at 10 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Greenwood Funeral Home 3100 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth, Texas, 76107.