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Lydia "Lee" Chavez

November 23, 1953 — July 10, 2023

Lydia "Lee" Chavez, late of Hammond, IN, a remarkable woman whose love and light touched the lives of many, passed away on July 10, 2023. She was born on November 23, 1953, and from the very beginning, it was evident that she possessed an extraordinary spirit that would leave an indelible mark on this world.

With a heart overflowing with compassion and a soul radiating warmth and kindness, Lydia was cherished by all who knew her. She was a devoted wife to her beloved Salvador Chavez, their love serving as a beacon of inspiration throughout their years together. Their union was one rooted in unwavering support and endless love.

Lydia's greatest joy in life was being a mother. Though her daughter Martha Fischer has preceded her in death, Lydia's loving presence remained steadfast for her children Chloe Ramos, Salvador Chavez III, and Andres Chavez. She instilled in them her unwavering love and gifted them with the strength to face life's challenges with courage and resilience.

As a grandmother, Lydia overflowed with pride for each of her grandchildren. Alphonso, Anissa, Anthony, Amanda, Ariel, Esteban, Alonso, Arianna, and Roman were blessed to have Lydia's unwavering love and guidance throughout their lives. She celebrated their achievements with unbridled enthusiasm and supported them through every trial they faced. Furthermore, Lydia knew the joy of great-grandparenthood as Liam, River, Willow, Aurora and Ayden entered the world. Her heart swelled with love for these little ones who carried forth her legacy of compassion.

Lydia was also a source of solace for her siblings: Manuel Ramos, the late Rafael Ramos, Domingo (Debbie) Ramos, Annie (Martin) Casas, Robert (Rosalie) Garcia and Irma Garcia. In their moments of happiness or sorrow alike, Lydia's comforting presence offered strength to each of her brothers and sisters.

The legacy of Lydia's kindness extended beyond her immediate family and reached out to the many nieces, nephews, and friends who were fortunate enough to cross her path. Her love knew no bounds, and she made it a point to shower everyone around her with affection, support, and encouragement.

Lydia's parents, Martha and Jose Garcia, preceded her in death. Though their physical presence may have departed long ago, their spirits undoubtedly live on within Lydia's compassionate heart.

Lydia "Lee" Chavez was an extraordinary woman whose impact on the lives she touched can never be overstated. She will forever be remembered for her unwavering love, boundless kindness, and radiant spirit. As we bid farewell to Lydia, let us celebrate the legacy she leaves behind—a legacy of love, compassion, and selflessness. May her soul find eternal peace as we hold her memory close to our hearts.
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Sunday, July 16, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Griesel Jimenez Stodden Funeral Home

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Monday, July 17, 2023

Starts at 8:30 am (Central time)

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Monday, July 17, 2023

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