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Juan Chavez

Pastor Juan Chavez, 62, expired on February 22, 2002 in Missouri City, TX. His funeral service was held on Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel in Rosenberg with interment following in the adjoining Greenlawn Memorial Park. Elders Steve Gifford and Leighton Holley, along with Pastor Pedro Hernandez, officiated the services.

Juan was born December 7, 1939 in Celendin, Peru to Gonzalo Chavez and Maria Medina Chavez. He was a dedicated and much loved minister for the Seventh-day Adventist Church for 38 years. During his time of service for the Lord, he pastored in New Jersey, Louisiana as well as many cities throughout Texas. He received his first B.A. in theology in Peru and continued on with two B.A. degrees in Spanish and Psychology from Southwestern Adventist University. He also achieved his Master's degree in Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University. Pastor Chavez also had a love and zeal for spreading the gospel via his television and radio show, "Viva Mas Y Mejor Ahora."

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Ruth Chavez and parents, Gonzalo and Maria Chavez.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Madga Odicio Chavez, who is presently residing in Rosenberg, TX, as well as the following family members: daughter, Esther Murray and husband, Dr. Mark Murray, of Sugar Land, TX; sons, John Chavez and wife, Nancy, of Corpus Christi, TX, Samuel Odicio and wife, Nilsy, of Fort Worth, TX; grandchildren, Tiffany Chavez of Corpus Christi, and Giovanni Odicio of Fort Worth, TX; sisters, Lidia Cabrera of Atlanta GA, Hermila Jackson of Tulsa, OK, Isabel Chavez, Angelica Sanchez and Esperanza Chavez, all of Peru; brothers, Pedro Chavez of Chattanooga, TN, Pelayo Chavez of New Jersey, Alfonso, Juan, and Eugenio Chavez, all of Peru; father-in-law, Angel Odicio of Keene, TX; sisters-in-law, Angelica Odicio and Doris Arenas, both of Keene, TX, and numerous other beloved relatives and friends.

Funeral under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd. (FM 2218 & Highway 59), Rosenberg, Texas, 281-341-8800.


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