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Rita Chavez
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Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel for Rita Morales Chavez, 78, of Modesto. She died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004 at Garden City Care Center.

Burial will be at Panteon Americano Cemetery in Calzada, Mexico.

Born April 26, 1926, Mrs. Chavez was a native of Alvarado, Veracruz, Mexico, and had lived in Modesto since 1971. She was a homemaker and a charter member of La Comunidad Guadalupena. Mrs. Chavez also was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church in Ceres, and Teamsters Union Local 748.

She leaves behind four children, Guadalupe Baez de Escobar, Violeta Baez deVergara and Arturo Baez, all of Mexico City, and Javier Baez of Modesto; and 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Chavez; and daughter, Yolanda Baez.