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1947 Esther 2022

Esther Chavez Willeto

June 3, 1947 — November 29, 2022


Esther Chavez Willeto was born June 3rd, 1947 in Torreon, New Mexico to Alice and Lynn Chavez. She made her way to our Creator’s Kingdom on November 29th, 2022.

Esther married Roger Willeto on December 4th, 1964 and raised their children together in New Mexico and Utah. She worked as a seamstress, hotel housekeeper, but her most important roles on Earth were, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Esther was also a skilled artist she created exquisite Navajo rugs and beautiful turquoise jewelry as a silversmith. Her hobbies included sewing quilts, crocheting, beading and gambling. She loved her Native American ceremonies and attended the LDS Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roger, sons Delvin, Dennis and Evans Willeto, and grandson Brandon Willeto. She is also preceded in death by her brothers Raymond Sandoval, Wilson Chavez Sr. and Art Chavez, sisters Maria and Pauline Chavez, Christine Barboan and Marilyn Toledo.

She is survived by her daughters Terrie (Donovan) Stump, Cheryl Kai, Evelyn (Nathan) Buckingham, sons Kevin, Tyren, and Lance Willeto. Brothers Herbert (Joan) Chavez and Roy Chavez. Her wealth included many grandchildren and great grandchildren who loved and adored her. 

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