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Michael A Chavez

September 3, 2020

Service Date September 19, 2020

A memorial will be held at Riverbottom this Saturday the 19 th at 1 pm.

Michael A. Chavez was 68 when he passed away on September 3rd,2020 Son of Miguel and Chonie Chavez that has passed before him along with 3 out of the 10 siblings Johnny at Birth,Larry Chavez and Sister Anna Marie Chavez Crockett. Living Cynthia Chavez of Montrose Co. David Chavez of Montrose Co.,Renee O’Neill of Hawthorne Ca., Gina Vargas of Nipimo Ca., Guy Chavez of Los Angeles, Southern Ca. And Daria O’Neill of Hawthorne Ca. Michael was a Uncle to 18 Nephews and Nieces, 16 great Nephews and Nieces.
Michael attended Morgan elementary,Columbine Junior High,Montrose High school up to 2 nd semester of 12 th grade. He was a wrestler a good one at that,heard many of stories of older and younger wrestlers talk of him ! We were proud of our brother! He finished his 12 th year and graduated 1970 from Lennox High school in California. Our family had moved to California December of 1969. Michael didn’t like the big city much, Came back to live his days out here in Montrose 1978 Loved being in the  Mountains,Herding sheep with our father in the early 50’s up in Horsefly or working on the fence line with Our Grandfather,Dad,Uncles,and cousins or fishing at Buckhorn, Blue Mesa Lakes,Marrow dam, Gunnison,Black Canyon,Billie Creek,Lone Cone. Started hunting at a very young age all over Montrose, Gunnison,San Miguel counties with Our Father. He knew a lot of people here, he made a lot of friends here and California he was dearly loved by Family,relatives and many friends he was a happy go lucky guy a smile on his face,very caring and a loving person! He will surely be missed by us and many of his friends  Known as “ Mountain Man Mike”
A memorial will be held at Riverbottom this Saturday the 19 th at 1 pm, Donations may be made to Crippin Funeral Home the family with funeral expenses.

802 East Main
Montrose,Co.81401   Or call
970-249-2121
Thank you from the Chavez Family