Rosary will be said at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, with Andy Gonzalez, deacon, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, officiating. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Monsignor Rex Nicholl, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Della was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Channing to Eloy and Lucianita Solano. She attended schools in Channing and Perryton. She married Balbino Chavez at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Amarillo and together they had eight children. A faithful member of Our Lady of Guadalupe, she loved attending Mass and being supportive of all church functions and activities. She thoroughly enjoyed watching Catholic Television Broadcasting, visiting and singing with her children, nieces, and nephews, and selling Avon, which she did for 45 years. She had a special bond with her grandchildren and prided herself in knowing every one of her grandchildren’s dates of birth including, day, month and year. Her prayer list was endless, as she prayed daily for all her relatives and friends. She was blessed with the majority of her family residing in Amarillo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Balbino H. Chavez; her brothers, Lucian Solano, Deacon Raymond Solano, Mike Solano; and her sisters, Margaret Hernandez, Virginia Cisneros, Pauline Hernandez, and Barbara Solano.
Survivors include a brother, John Solano of Amarillo; a sister, Edna Dominguez of Amarillo; seven sons, Carlos and wife Debbie, Danny and wife Josie, Ralph and wife Janelda, Tommy and wife Ginger, Raymond and wife Diana, and Mike, all of Amarillo and Pat and wife Angie of El Paso; a daughter, Carolyn and husband Joe Alonzo of Amarillo; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Heritage Nursing Home for taking care of Della during her residence at the home.
The family suggests memorials be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1210 SE 11th, Amarillo, TX 79102; or to Heritage Nursing Home, 1107 Clyde St., Amarillo, TX 79106.