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Juan Chavez/Funeral Director


Effective March 23, 2020

Funeral home policy during COVID-19 outbreak.


To all the families and communities, we serve,

 As the situation with the COVID-19 corona virus continues to change, we want to let you know that we are taking a pro-active approach to ensure the health and safety of our entire community.

 We are always available if anyone has a question or needs our service. We have funeral directors available to speak with you. Our entire staff is here to help and serve you, but our interactions may be handled a little differently for a short period of time.

 While we believe it is important to avoid panic, we will make every effort to guide families, as we always have, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials. On March 23, 2020, NM Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham issued a Public Health Order that gatherings of more than 5 people be prohibited.

 Going forward we will recommend that funeral service arrangements will be made by phone or online when possible.

 In cooperation with the Governor’s order, all services will be held in our chapel or at graveside. These services will be limited to the immediate family only.

 Your safety and the safety of our staff is a critical concern for all of us at Chavez Funeral Home. We continue to monitor updated information from the CDC, NM Department of Health, Office of the Medical Investigator, and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19. This is an evolving situation and as additional information becomes available, we will make adjustments as required.


Thank you for your understanding.

 Juan A. Chavez / Funeral Director

Chavez Funeral Home

(575) 355-2311




Welcome to our website.

Our website lists funeral details for families we are currently serving along with obituary information from past families served, beginning in 2002. Our website provides a complete listing of the services, and merchandise we offer. Our General Price List of Services, and Casket Price List along with several sample package options for burial and cremation services are listed.

Call us if you have a question on any of  the information provided. Our funeral home permanent record files for Santa Rosa begin in 1966. Our Fort Sumner permanent records begin in 1930. We also have information on many of our area cemeteries.  
Please contact us directly if you have a question or need our assistance.

Juan and Barbara Chavez

Chavez Funeral Home
830 N. Fifth Street 
Fort Sumner, NM 88119-0386 
(575) 355-2311

Chavez Funeral Home
923 S. Third Street 
Santa Rosa, NM 88435-0395 
(575) 472-3369
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