Sunday & Monday services for Helen F. Chavez

Posted at 5:35 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 20:35:28-04

Details of services for Helen F. Chavez, who helped her husband, Cesar Chavez, give birth to and sustain the nation’s first enduring farm workers union, were announced today by the Chavez family. She will be buried next to her husband at the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument at La Paz in Keene.

6 p.m., Sunday, June 12, 2016—Rosary and all-night vigil at the Villa La Paz Conference and Education Center, 29700 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd., Keene, CA 93531. (Villa La Paz is on the far north side of the 187-acre grounds of the National Chavez Center in Keene.)

9 a.m., Monday, June 13, 2016—Mass of Christian Burial, St. Malachy Catholic Church, 407 West E St., Tehachapi, CA 93561. (St. Malachy, Cesar and Helen Chavez’s parish in Tehachapi, is 10 miles southeast of Keene off Hwy. 58.)

Immediately following—Burial next to Cesar Chavez’s grave in the Memorial Garden of the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, also at 29700 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd., Keene, CA 93531. (The Memorial Garden is adjacent to the Visitor Center, the first large structures seen after entering the grounds.