“You’re all together beautiful my love, there was no flaw in you” Song of Solomon. This was our Cari Chavez, also known by loved ones as “Cari Larri, Care Bear, mama, Cari Lou, baby love and La Princessa”.
On the night of August 31,2023, she went home to be at rest with our Lord and Our Blessed Mother. She was the daughter of Jorge and Judy Chavez, born on September 15, 1996, in Hobbs, New Mexico. She graduated from Hobbs High School and later received her certification as a Dental Hygienist. This fall she enrolled in NMJC to continue her medical career in nursing.
Cari was the youngest child of seven. She was full of wonder and beauty and made an impact on everyone who met her. She was a free-spirited, fun-loving, sweet soul that filled the room with her bright, dimpled smile. As the youngest, she received so much love and attention from all her sisters and was always used as the guinea pig for their new fashion and beauty trends.
During Cari’s childhood you could always find her hanging around with her cousins who were also her lifetime childhood friends. The bond she had with her cousins was like the sisterhood of the traveling pants story; “If distance were measured in terms of the heart, we’d never be more than a minute apart.”
In Cari’s free time she loved to paint, dance, sing, and take a million and ten pictures. She always acted silly with her cousins and was described by her friends as never having a dull moment and continuously living life to the fullest.
Her heart yearned for the love of Christ and her faith was undeniably strong. She was a true disciple, killing people with kindness, loving, and forgiving in all things. As a teen, she took every opportunity to be engaged and take part in any youth group events and tried her best to attend daily Mass.
She leaves behind two beautiful baby girls, Kyrié Alianna and Morissa Araceli. She was with child at the time of her passing and had already picked her name Carissa (derived from Cari Morris). She adored her babies more than anything in this world. She was just beginning a new chapter with the love of her life and fiancé Morris Reyes.
Cari is survived by daughters Kyrié Allianna, Morissa Araceli, her bonus children Gordo, Carina, and Laura Reyes, her fiancé Morris Reyes, parents Jorge and Judy Chavez, grandmother Delia Moreno de Chavez, her future in-laws Moises and Gloria Reyes, brother, Matthew (Adrianna) Hidalgo, sisters, Anna Hidalgo (Ernest), Vanessa Chavez, Sunni (Jorge) Sanchez, Cindy Chavez, Valerie Chavez, her loving aunts and uncles, and several nieces, nephews, and many, many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Felipe Moreno, and Transito and Luisa Rodriguez.