Josephine “Josie” Delgado Chavez


Josephine “Josie” Delgado Chavez, 70, of Amarillo, TX passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Northwest Texas Hospital.

Private family services will be held. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Viewing will be available from 9:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M., Saturday, April 11, 2020 and 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M., Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Josie was born on May 25, 1949 in Munday, TX to Jesus Camilo Delgado and Concepcion Perez Delgado. She attended schools in Munday, Tulia and Guthrie, OK. She graduated from Amarillo College School of Nursing. She spent many years at St. Anthony’s Hospital, two local nursing homes, as well as home health care. Geriatrics Care was her passion. She was an immunization nurse at J.O. Wyatt Clinic until her retirement in 2008.

On January 15, 1977 she married the love of her life, Daniel Chavez, upon his return from the Navy. They were married for 42 years. They were blessed with two children, Connie and Daniel.

Josie was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She loved her bible study group and was a member of “the lunch bunch” where she has countless friends whom she loved dearly. One of Josie’s passions was volunteering at their adopted school Landergin Elementary School. She loved the children and the staff. Family was extremely important to her and she spent many hours visiting all of her uncles, aunts, and cousins. Bi-annual family reunions were her favorite. A woman of compassion and faith, she spent countless hours visiting the sick and shut-ins, running errands for them and taking many to their doctor’s appointments. She loved attending all her grandchildren’s extra-curricular activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Concepcion Delgado; her in-laws, Balbino and Della Chavez; one brother, Lorenzo Delgado; and one sister, Isabel Alcala.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel, of the home; one daughter, Connie (Jose) Hernandez, of Amarillo; one son, Daniel Chavez Jr., of Amarillo; two granddaughters, Ana Leah, and Camille Hernandez, of Amarillo; one brother, Ramon Delgado (Pat), of Pueblo, CO; one sister, Mary Lou (Fidencio) Moreno, of Tulia, TX; many nieces and nephews, countless cousins; one uncle, Marcelino Perez, of Ft. Worth, TX; and one aunt; Gregoria Hernandez, of El Paso, TX.

Those who wish to remember Josie in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Trinity United Methodist Church, 3402 S. Jackson St., Amarillo, TX 79109, or Texas Oncology- Amarillo Cancer Center 1000 S. Coulter Suite 100, Amarillo, TX 79106.

19 Replies to “Josephine “Josie” Delgado Chavez”

  1. Josie was a treasured memory at Trinity Church. Whenever I could attend the small group Bible study on Thursdays, I hoped Josie would be there. Her life was an application of the Bible and I learned a lot from her. She will be missed.

  2. My sincere condolences to the Chavez family. Josie was a wonderful friend to my grandmother for many years from the time they met at St. Matthews. They were sisters in Christ. May her beautiful memories bring comfort in this time and always.

  3. I was saddened to hear about Josie’s passing. Our condolences to the entire family. Josie was such a quiet and compassionate warrior and so strong in her faith. She was truly a Blessing. She was a great friend and prayer warrior for my mom Elisa, and mom’s smile would just light up when she would visit. I pray that you will find comfort in the memories. She will be missed.

    Melva and Frank Ornelas

  4. Our deepest condolences to your family. I remember Josie, she would visit grandma “Titina” and check up on her. She had a beautiful, caring heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We love you dearly, and you are in our hearts.
    God bless all…

    Gloria Jean and Ricky Romero

  5. All my memories of Josie are sweet and kind. God will bring comfort to those grieving. Though we grieve the loss of her presence on earth, As the scripture reads: John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” Praise God for He is good. I know she is walking on streets of gold! My deep condolences to the family.

  6. Josie always had a smile on her face. She was the happiest person! Josie was always in the kitchen when we had potluck dinners at Trinity. She always had a rag in her hand and was always wiping something down. The kitchen sparkled when she finished. She will be greatly missed!

  7. My condolences to you and your family sorry for your loss think I met your mom once when I went to your house she is a sweet woman she was a very sweet lady and a very nice lady I will be praying for you and your family stop the day and again I love you my friend and my condolences to your family

  8. My deepest condolences to you and family prayers for you and family may God be with all of you at this time and the coming days

  9. We will miss your beautiful smile and warm, loving greeting you gave us each Sunday morning as we entered the sanctuary. We are so blessed to have known you. Louis will miss those conversations the two of you shared in Spanish to help him expand his conversational vocabulary. Rest In Peace in the loving arms of Jesus.

  10. Very kind and beautiful person. I pray for your family, in this very difficult time. I know she will be greatly missed but made great memories for you to keep her close. My condolences are with you all. Very sorry for your loss.

  11. Josie I have saved your message to me on my birthday. It was one of my favorites. You and I had a special friendship. I believe it’s because we are both nurses and we easily bonded. We could “shop talk” or chat about our families. We loved talking about our families. And I adore yours… I love you.

    Connie, my precious friend… Ana and “Camillio”… I love you. My heart, my prayers, my love all go out to you every minute of every day during this sorrow.

  12. Our deepest condolences to the Chavez Family. Mrs. Chavez was a recognized member of our community and she will be deeply missed.

  13. Our deepest condolences to everyone. Our prayers and hugs go out to the entire family. Wish we were there to hug you, but always in our thoughts. Love you all!!

  14. Our deepest sincere condolences to your family. Thank you for sharing this Godly giving Woman of God❤ she was an inspiration to me as a co- nurse friend. She was full of compassion such a caring person. She will not be forgotten to her family and friends. Love in Christ Jesus Pastor Joel & Martha Favela Emmanuel Church.🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤

  15. I’m so grateful for the time we had together and the opportunity to get to know each other better. We love you. You had such a sweet spirit about you. You will forever be in our 💕.

  16. Josie you were such a loving, caring and kind person. My family and I always enjoyed seeing you out and visiting with you on the phone. You will be dearly missed by many. You were so loved. Sincere condolences to your family and friends. May You all seek the comfort of God at this time.

  17. Thank you cousin for always keeping my Mom in your heart and all the visits through the years. Rest In Peace In Jesus.

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