Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Respected Roads Official Was Dedicated to Albuquerque.(Final)(Obituary)

Byline: Paul Logan Journal Staff Writer


Ray Chavez was a respected supervisor in the city Public Works Department.

"He was more than a boss," said Andre Houle, who worked for Chavez. "He was concerned with his people's welfare."

The associate director and street maintenance division manager died Friday after playing golf following work. Chavez, of Los Lunas, turned 51 in May.

A Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. today at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, 101 North 10th, in Belen.

Houle said Chavez showed no signs of any problems while at the University of New Mexico South Course. He collapsed as he walked toward the golf clubhouse with Houle and Dan Tibbetts, who also worked directly under Chavez. …

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