Chavez memorial set for today |

Chavez memorial set for today

Daily Staff Report

A memorial service for Richard Chavez is 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Grand Junction.

Richard J. Chavez died Saturday in Grand Junction, after a battle with cancer. He was 56.

Chavez was born in Gilman, and raised in Red Cliff. A lifelong resident of the Vail Valley, he graduated from Battle Mountain High School in 1965 and worked at Eagle River Water and Sanitation District until retirement. During his time in the Vail Valley, he participated with the Holy Cross 4 Wheelers, Powder Hounds Snowmobile Club and was a member of the Eagle County School Board, various water b