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Enriqueta Arevalo Chavez

January 29, 1941 –
 May 4, 2023


Enriqueta Arevalo Chavez, also known as Queta & Ann, 82 years Young of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2023, in Arlington, Texas.

She was born on January 29, 1941, in San Juan, Texas to Alejandra Arevalo & Pedro Villareal and married Gonzalo Chavez on September 14, 1959, and were happily married for 63 years.

Enriqueta is preceded in death by her son, Ricardo “Ricky” Chavez; and parents, Alejandra Arevalo, and Pedro Villareal. She is survived by husband, Gonzalo Chavez of Grand Prairie, Texas; children, Gonzalo “Gus” Chavez, Jr. of Grand Prairie, Texas, Eduardo “Eddie” Chavez, Fyna, of Grand Prairie, Texas, Belinda Chavez-Moreland of Lufkin, Texas, and Daniel “Danny” Chavez of Grand Prairie, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 22 Great- grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ricardo Chavez, Isaac Chavez, Eduardo Miguel “Duke” Chavez, Nicolas Figueroa, Nicolas Figueroa Jr., and Nuni Estrada.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Chance Herndon and Joel Acosta.



“Queta” was not only a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, aunt to her nieces and nephews and home maker, she was a phenomenal person who dedicated her whole life to caring for her family, friends & strangers and was well known and recognized in the community for her giving and loving heart. “Queta” gave all of herself so unselfishly, loved and cared for many kids from birth to school going age, she provided care for these kids in the comfort of her own home. She would prepare meals to ensure that they were well fed, taught them basic life skills, and made sure that the kids were clean, she taught them discipline.  She also worked closely with Texas Health & Human Services due to the work and service that she provided. Even in those Government departments, she was also well loved, recognized, and respected. Parents of the kids loved “Queta” unconditionally. She treated one and all like they were her own. They entrusted their kids in the hands of “Queta”

Her kids, grandkids and great grandkids all have such fond memories of “Queta”. You would never leave her home without having eaten a meal and got all the loving care that a mom and grandmother would give and share.

We will always have great memories of her, her laugh, funny, great sense of humor, very straight forward and would let you know exactly how she felt.

In her spare time, she enjoyed watching her Soaps, relaxing when she found the time, always called to see if everyone was doing well, that’s just how we remember her.

Gonzalo (her husband) was a great man and a great provider, took care of her, he spoilt her with anything that she wanted or needed, they both traveled extensively, her kids, grandkids and great grandkids saw and remember what a loving couple they were, and they set a good example of how a husband loves their wife so unconditionally. Even after being together for 63 years, they could not be far away from each other. They constantly worried about each other, even with her being hospitalized, they both worried that each were okay. He took care of her until the end of her life.

Queta” you will be dearly missed, but we will all have great and loving memories of you and the time that we spent together.

You are now resting in peace and are pain free.


The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before
me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

Psalms 23


May 18, 2023
9:00 am –
 1:00 pm
North Dallas Funeral Home Chapel
2710 Valley View Ln, Dallas, TX 75234


May 18, 2023
2:15 pm
DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas Texas 75211
    Norma N Aragon
    6 May 2023

    My deepest condolences to the family.

    Leandro Navarro Jr.
    7 May 2023

    My condolences to all the family. Gonzalo I will be praying for you and all your family. May she RIP. Prayers 🙏 🙏🙏

    Priscilla Sanchez
    9 May 2023

    My condolences on the loss of your mom. She was a kind and loving person. I remember back in days when we were younger her sitting in the backyard and I would be walking down to the lake, she would tells us to be careful and take Ricky with y’all. She had to remind him to behave and not be so loud and she would just shake her head and laugh. RIP Mrs. Chavez 💐♥️

      Beatriz Garcia
      17 May 2023

      Our Condolences to all the family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,she will dearly be missed.RiPSister,Tia

    Idalia (Lali) Villarreal
    10 May 2023

    Tia, you will be deeply missed! We love you, but knew also that you were tired. May God give the Chavez/Arevalo-Villarreal family peace and strength during this difficult time. Gone, but never forgotten!

    D Gibson
    10 May 2023

    Gus, our thoughts are with you in this difficult time. “Grief is the price we pay for love.”
    The Gibsons

    DAnn Lewis
    12 May 2023

    My heart goes out to the Chavez family and friends.
    Even though Im a close friend, she was like a mom to me. I will miss our visits and helping out every chance I had.
    I’m sad to see her go.
    I loved her and will miss her dearly. May she rest in peace.
    Love Always,

    Monica Ramirez Ortiz
    14 May 2023

    My heart goes out to the entire family. She was a wonderful person and a woman who had such a profound impact on my life. I’m positive she will be missed dearly, leaving behind a treasure trove of fond memories 💕

    Maria Berta Salazar
    15 May 2023

    My sincerest condolences to the Chavez family. Queta and Gonzalo were one of the first families we met when we moved here. I will always remember her smile. May she RIP. Prayers for peace in the midst of it all. Gonzalo, Gus, Eddie, Belinda and Daniel, may the good Lord bless and strengthen you as you move forward “one day at a time”. Un día a la vez…

    Darla Cortez
    17 May 2023

    My deepest condolences and sympathies to The Chavez Family. She was a very sweet and loving lady whom I loved very much. May God give y’all peace and comfort while continuing to live your lives without her. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to each of you always. ~ Darla Cortez

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