Gloria AnnaMarie Chavez passed away on May 17th at the age of 58 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Gloria was born on October 21, 1963, in Rawlins, Wyoming to Julian and Flora (Vasquez) Hurtado.
Gloria moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1986 with Feliciano Chavez. She raised 5 children and several grandchildren. Gloria’s lifelong passion was caring for children, not only was she a wonderful and caring mother but she also spent several years as a paraprofessional for Pioneer Elementary and then finished her career at Kindercare Daycare. Outside of spending time with family, she also enjoyed puzzles, coloring, word puzzles, taking care of plants, and winning big in bingo.
Gloria is survived by Feliciano Chavez, her five children:Samuel Martinez, Vaiola Martinez (Ryan), Leonel Chavez, Jovan Chavez (Avalon) Melissa Nuñez (Jose), and ninegrandchildren: Isiaha Martinez, Trezdon Martinez, Kenzia Martinez, Carlos Cruz, Marcus Cruz, Logan Bickerstaff, Diego Nuñez, Francisco Chavez, and Leilani Nuñez. She also had twogreat grandchildren, Kyler Cruz and Lexylynn Martinez along with seven furry grandbabies.
She was preceded in death by her parents Julian and Flora Hurtado, her siblings Lino Hurtado and Estella Rodriguez, her nephew Adrian Contreras, and goddaughter Kimberly Hurtado.
Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with as well as those she has touched but never met. Share your stories of remembrance on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. A viewing will take place at 10am followed by a Catholic memorial service and reception. Those wishing to honor her life can make a donation in her name to the Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers or to an organization of your choosing.