Former Blanca resident Destiny RoseLee Chavez, 46, passed away March 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Destiny was born on July 7, 1966 in Greeley, Colorado. The daughter of Rosenaldo Maes and Francis Soria Maes. Her hobbies included singing when she was known as “Estrellita”, dancing, cooking, crocheting, traveling, sightseeing, listening to music by Dwight Yoakam and spending time with her grandchildren and loving family.
Survivors include her two daughters Anjel (Charles) Benskin of Las Vegas, NV; Trina Chavez of Las Vegas, NM; mother Francis Soria Maes of Johnstown, CO; six sisters Mercy Rivera of Johnstown, CO; Irma Ward of Cottage Grove, OR; Bonnie Wall from Emperior, VA; Rosa (Jose) Balderas of Hale Center, TX; Domitilia (Samuel) Saloido of Las Vegas, NV; Becky (Frank) Montano of Loveland, CO; two brothers Joey (Vickie) Medina of Denver, CO; Ron Medina Maes of Johnstown, CO; five grandchildren Drake Chavez of Alamosa, CO; Wilfredo Sanchez, Mario Sanchez, Fabricio Benskin, Christina Sanchez all of Las Vegas, NM; daughter-in-law Jasmine Martinez of Alamosa, CO. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Destiny was preceded in death by her father Rosenaldo Maes, son Froylan “Doni” Chavez, granddaughter Latina Sanchez, sisters Annie Medina, Maryanne Ramos, Nora Balderas, brothers Andy Medina, Rosenaldo Maes Jr., Abel Maes and Fred Maes.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Romero Funeral Chapel in Alamosa. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM the Sangre De Cristo Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Apostolic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions and donations can be made to Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa, 1407 State Ave. Alamosa, CO. 81101. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of San Luis.