FORT GARLAND — Baldomero Chairez, age 61, went home to be with the Lord and his loving daughter on March 6. He was a resident of Fort Garland for the majority of his life.
Manuel was born on January 27, 1959 to Luis and Emilia (Puentez) Chairez in Zacatecas, Mexico. On March 9, 1990 he married Catherine Montoya in Alamosa.
Manuel was fond of gardening for his family and neighbors. If he wasn’t at his garden, you would find him cruising down the dirt roads listening to his corridos musica.
He loved to build and craft for his family and animals. He loved cooking and bringing warmth to the house he made. He worked for the city of Blanca, for over 20 years as a maintenance man and helped his neighbors in any way he could.
He is survived by his loving wife, Cathy Chairez; his children: Louie, Isaiah, Miguel, Manuel, and Micaela Chairez; his parents: Luis and Emila Chairez; his siblings: Ramiro, Juan Carlos, Jose Luis, Manuela, Blanca, Juana, Marivel, Anna and Martina; his grandchildren: Emma Jo, Manuel, Shania, Cienna, Savanna, Marcos, Miguel Jr., Isiah, Isabella, Xavier and Zachary.
He was preceded in death by his father, Luis Chairez and daughter, Marivel Chairez.
A rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, at the Holy Family Church in Fort Garland. A mass will follow. The inurnment will take place at a later time with his immediate family. A reception will be held following the mass at the Blanca/Fort Garland Community Center, Blanca CO 81123.
Canta y no llores
“Amor, amor, amor”