ULYSSES — Irene Chavez, 82, of Ulysses, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Via Christi - St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. 

She was born Oct. 20, 1935, in Huejotitan, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Roberto and Adela Chavez Sanchez.

In 1950, she married Juvencio Chavez in Mexico. He preceded her in death as did her parents; a brother, Alfredo Sanchez; and a sister, Oralia Frias.

Mrs. Chavez had been a resident of Ulysses since December 1979.

Survivors include two sons, Alonzo Chavez and Marcos Chavez; four daughters, Adela Marquez, Gloria Corona, Graciela Chavez and Yolanda Castilleja; seven brothers, Guadalupe Sanchez, Rosario Sanchez, Rafael Sanchez, Roberto Sanchez, Victor Sanchez, Valente Sanchez and Efrain Sanchez; four sisters, Maria Gonzalez, Romelia Heras, Sylvia Tena and Marissa Marinela; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Rosary service will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses. Funeral Mass will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.