MARIA LEOCADIA CHAVEZ
Maria Leocadia Chavez, 78,
of Sunnyside died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at Kadlec Medical Center.
She was born in Mexico on
Aug. 19, 1928, to Leobardo and Maria (Gutierrez) Berber.
She is survived by her
husband, Magadeleno Chavez of Mexico; two sons, Jose Manuel Sanchez of Granger
and Jose Chavez of California; four daughters, Margarita Del Viento, Adela
Chavez and Alicia Quinonez, all of Sunnyside, and Bertha Chavez of Prosser;
four step-children, Jose Sanchez of Sunnyside, Maria Sanchez of Prosser, and
Petra Tovar and Guadalupe Vaca, both of Mabton; numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Maria Berber of Prosser and Jesus Berber
She was preceded in death by
her daughter, Maria Sanchez; two grandsons, Alfonso Chavez and Favian Del
Viento; and one brother, Manuel Berber.
Viewing and visitation will
be held Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, from 1 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at
6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be
held Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in
Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.