Theresa “Pat” Chaveste (1925-2021)

Theresa “Pat” Chaveste (1925-2021)

Theresa “Pat” Chaveste passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her beautiful outstanding family on March 16th, 2021 at the age of 95.
Pat was born on May 29th 1925 on Camulos Ranch in Piru to Dolores and Theresa Alcozar. She was 1 of 8 children in her family. She enjoyed spending time with her siblings playing music and singing.
In her early 20’s she met the love of her life Frank “Kiko” Chaveste. She was excited to receive her love letters from Frank over the next few years while he was in the Army. They married on January 16th 1950. She and Frank resided in Fillmore where he built a home for her and filled it with 9 children, and numerous grandchildren. She also took care of our “Mama Teddy” in their home. This brought her pure joy, and many precious memories that she shared with us. She was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, and sister to her family. It was her pleasure and joy to play piano at family gatherings and wherever she saw one. She always had hot food on the stove and embraced everyone with hugs, kisses and her smile when they walked through her front door. She had a way to make each and everyone feel unconditionally loved and special. Her touch, voice, stories, laughs and wisdom will be deeply missed. Her legacy will forever be in our hearts, memories, and carried on.
She is survived by her 1 brother Lupe Alcozar, and 9 children Patsy (Sam) Torres, Frank Chaveste, Jack Chaveste, Mary Ann (David) Gomez, Carolyn (Jesse) Zuniga, CeceliaChaveste, Alfred (Celia) Chaveste, Yvonne (David) Montes, Julian (Michelle) Chaveste. 27 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank, parents, siblings and great-great-granddaughter Nia.
A Rosary will be recited at 10:00am on Friday, April 30th, 2021 with a Funeral Mass to begin at 10:30am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1048 Ventura Street in Fillmore, California. Interment to follow at Bardsdale Cemetery, 1698 South Sespe Street in Fillmore, California.
If attending, please observe current COVID-19 regulations - masks must be worn, and social distancing guidelines will be observed.
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