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Leonora De Chavez

April 1, 1930 — December 20, 2022

Leonora De Chavez

Leonora De Chavez, 92, of Webster City, Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at the Van Diest Medical Center In Webster City, IA.  Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 23, 2022, at Boman Funeral Home ( in Webster City.


Leonora was born to Francisco and Juliana (Reynuso) Retez, Sr., on April 1, 1930, in the Philippines.  She married Patricio De Chavez, the couple had four children, and were married for 52 years, before he passed away.  On their 50th anniversary they had a renewal of vows. In May of 1990 they moved to the United States.


Leonora’s passion was sewing, she also loved gardening and birdwatching.  She enjoyed traveling and was able to visit many different places, go on cruises with family, as well as traveling back to the Philippines every year.


Leonora’s family includes her children:  Nila De Chavez (Frank) Ollenda, Chris De Chavez, and Rowena De Chavez (Scott) Stanford; grandchildren:  Michelle Ollenda & Joven Allen, Marnie & Dante Vargas, Mildred & Erwin Riazon, Myleen Ollenda, Francis Ollenda Jr. & Kristela, and Arabelle De Chavez; and 23 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughter Amelia De Chavez.

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