Our beloved Arthur E. Chavira, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 with his family by his side at Canyon Vista Medical center in Sierra Vista, AZ.
Arthur, son of Lucy M. (Espinoza) Chavira and the late Bernardo Baca Chavira, was born in Silver City, NM on August 10, 1959. Those who knew Art were blessed to have crossed paths with him. He was an amazing man who had a deep love for his country, friends, and family, living daily by his mantra “respect and be respected.” We will miss him dearly. Arthur was raised in Hurley, NM and graduated from Cobre High School and received his Bachelors Degree from New Mexico State University. He served his country with the United States Marines in Okinawa and Korea attaining the rank of Lance Corporal. Arthur also did a brief stint as a Hot Shot in California. Arthur worked on Fort Huachuca as a Logistics Manager for the past 31 years. He enjoyed coaching soccer and softball, as well as riding his trail bike. Arthur loved all sports, especially baseball and NASCAR Racing. His “Man Cave” was his favorite place to be drinking Coors Banquet Beer after a day of detailing vehicles or just having friends over for some brewskies.
He is survived by his wife Mary Jo Schneiders; mother, Lucy M. (Espinoza) Chavira; two sons, Phillip A. Chavira and Nicolas M. Chavira; daughter, Amari T. Hill; stepdaughter, Heather N. Muffler; brother, Eusebio “Chevo” Chavira; sister-in-law, Lillian Chavira; sister-in-law, Kristi Kilbourne and brother-in-law, Ken Kilbourne.
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