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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On March 19, 2018 @ 1:13 pm In Obituary | 18 Comments

Ben Eliseo Chavez

It is with great sadness that the family of Ben Eliseo Chavez announces his unexpected passing while in Taiwan. On March 13, 2018, Ben was called to Heaven at the age of 51. Ben is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 21 years, Anna. Ben was born on August 16, 1966 and raised in New Mexico. Ben will be lovingly remembered by his mother Gloria, father Eliseo, brother Robert, grandmother Malclovia, aunts and uncles. Ben will also be forever remembered by his in-laws the Chavez family, Bobbie, Cathy, Diana and Angela (Woody), Michael (Norma), Robert (Lupe) and many extended nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and fellow co-workers who loved him dearly. Ben was a Field Service Engineer for Sandvick Materials Technology which took him all over the world doing what he loved as an engineer. Ben served in the United States Army and was very proud to serve his country. Ben was decorated for his achievements in the First Brigade, First Cavalry Division during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, D Company, 3/32 Armor 1st Brigade in Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Ben lived life to his fullest with his loving wife Anna.
The family would like to express our appreciation for his caregivers and friends in Taiwan and would like to thank everyone for their prayers and thoughts during Ben’s final days. On Saturday, March 24th, a Visitation will be held from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M., Rosary prayer from 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.; Eulogies at 9:30 A.M. and the Celebration of Mass at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

Condolences for the family of “CHAVEZ, BEN ELISEO”

Condolence from Angela Chavez weld on March 19th, 2018 3:16 pm

Ben we love you so very much thank you for helping with our parents. Thank you for being a good husband to our sister! Thank you for being a part of our family… Rest In Peace we will watch over and help take care of our sister. Our summers and our lives will never be the same! You will be missed, love you forever Ang!

Condolence from Tom Beck on March 19th, 2018 4:01 pm

You were one of the very few special people in this world that could touch so many people in such a positive way. Despite you saying that “you were just a pawn in the game of life” you were far more than that and will be truly missed!
See you soon my friend,

Condolence from Jeffrey on March 19th, 2018 5:05 pm

Rest in peace bro! Your friends here in SunPower Philiplines will miss you.

Condolence from Dave on March 19th, 2018 6:43 pm

My deepest sympathies and deepest sorrow to Anna and all of the family. Ben, thanks for all the memories we shared. You touched peoples lives all over the world and we are all grateful we have those memories to carry with us.

Condolence from Ruben T. Calibuso on March 19th, 2018 6:55 pm

I remember Ben as a nice ang jolly persom. He is a well known MRL guy in Sunpower which he supported for 2 decades. We will remember Ben forever. We will miss you too.

Condolence from Archie cartin on March 19th, 2018 7:05 pm

Condolence to the entire my family…

Ben and I we’re great friend. Everytime his doin FSE work here in philippines. We spend time together sharing not just our prefessional job but as well as bout our family and things we both like…

I will surely miss you my friend… rest in peace buddy…

Condolence from Paeng Manalo on March 19th, 2018 7:34 pm

Ben thank you for all the laughs that we had shared together. You will surely be missed. We were just taking about the coming install in Malaysia before this happened. The whole MRL sunpower thermal team is grieving right now for you. Look over us from up there and ‘till we see each other again… Our condolences to your family

Condolence from Alfred Saril on March 20th, 2018 9:07 am

Rest in peace my friend. Ben and I were working buddies in Sunpower Philippines on his 1st field service as MRL FSE.. We did some tool install..Thank you Ben for allowing me (on my request) to complete one whole furnace electrical and control connection alone and it’s a successful one..it helps me build confidence in what I do. Every time I passed by Poquitomas, it’s you I remember, it’s our favorite restaurant during lunch.

My condolences to Ben’s family. Ben is such a good person.

Condolence from Tyke Johnson on March 20th, 2018 9:16 am

Ben’s friendship reached both near and far as he travelled the world. He will be missed by everyone he encountered along the way. His kind and caring heart, his smile and laugh brought warmth to his surroundings. My deepest sympathy to Ben’s family and friends.

Condolence from Christy Marr on March 20th, 2018 9:19 am

Ben you will be missed dearly. May you rest in peace.
Condolences to your family.


Condolence from Kelly on March 20th, 2018 1:29 pm

Uncle Ben thank you for being the best husband to Auntie Anna, son in-law to my grandparents, brother in-law, and uncle to all of us! You will be sorely missed in the family! I just realized how well you are loved, liked and admired by people all over the world. The outpouring of help, guidance and support that was shown to us in Taiwan was simply overwhelming!. While I always new you were a great guy and awesome uncle, I realized you were so much more. Rest well, until we meet again.

Condolence from Jim Levandoski on March 21st, 2018 10:04 am

Ben, so sad to hear you are not with us anymore.
I will always remember the good times we had at ABB in Switzerland and the drive we took thru the Alps to Zermatt.
You were one of the best Field Engineers at Sandvik, I always enjoyed working with you. Rest in peace ole buddy.
My condolences to all of your family.

Condolence from Tommy Wong on March 21st, 2018 6:36 pm

Ben is the leader of our best team, and a good teacher teaches us using high standards. His shadow is always in my heart.

Condolence from wuwenlei on March 22nd, 2018 4:26 am

ben,i am so sad to hear that.

I respect you and learn a lot from you.

your chinese friend will miss you。。。

may you rest in peace buddy。

Condolence from Cindy Chavez on March 25th, 2018 7:18 pm

Ben, so sad to hear you are not with us anymore.

Heavenly Father we know and believe that our times are in Your hands, but Lord it’s so often such a shock to us when a dear loved one meets with a sudden or unexpected death – through an accident or perhaps due to some unforeseen tragedy, which takes the life of someone they loved – long before it would be expected.

Lord we bring before You today those who are having to go through such a tragic loss and pray that You would be very close to each one that is in mourning today over such a loss – and are perhaps confused or even angry that such a devastating occurrence has overtaken them – without any apparent warning.

You are the God of all comfort Who comforts us in time of need and we pray that for those that are facing such a difficult trial today. Uphold them we pray, and ask that You draw very close to them … raise up we pray, the right people to minister to them and to be a genuine comfort and support at this time of tragedy and grief.

Lord we don’t understand why our loved ones should suddenly be removed from us through a sudden, unexpected death – but Lord we trust You to soothe away the hurt in time – for shall not the God of all the earth do right…. In Jesus name we pray,

Condolence from A unt Margie on March 26th, 2018 6:23 pm

, was heart broken when i heard , you will be missed , your aunt Margie Rio Rancho

Condolence from Donnie R. Chavez on March 26th, 2018 6:37 pm

Tia Gloria and Tio Eliseo,

I am saddened to hear about Ben passing, I know the years have gone by and that I have not been in touch. I would always think of Ben. As he and I shard the same path in the joining the Army and being called into action during the Gulf War. He is my first cousin, but i think of him as a brother also. I remember the day’s when our family would get together and we would just go out to play and just have fun. Be always had a smile on his face that I could remember.

Anna, I never had the pleasure to met you, all i can is that you have a remarkable man in Ben. I will not speak about Ben in a past tense, but as him being here with us. As he touched each and everyone of us and made us all better for it.

I will miss Ben , the support of the Chavez Family from all over will keep Ben alive in all of us. I will see my cousin Ben again, and when i do. We will go out and play and have fun. till then I love you and miss you Ben and all of the Chavez family.

Condolence from Mike Arviso on April 10th, 2018 12:23 pm

Prayers sent to you and your Family Ben! You are always a wonderful Brother before we ever started any school. Great times through Farmington, Lee Acres, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and always return to Cuba! I treasure your friendship and words throughout our lives and will always look up to ask for your guidance even now. April and I got to visit where you rest now and I will never forget all the great times together!!

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