Our beautiful and precious wife and mother, Julia Chavez Lewry “Chata”, born March 4, 1926, Phoenix, AZ, passed away March 29, 2010. Julia is survived by her husband of 66 years; Robert L. Lewry, her three daughters; Patricia (Chris) Guss, Georgia (Allen) Grass, and Ramona Jean Lewry. Three grandchildren; Colleen (Thomas) Sprunk, Christopher (Genevieve) Guss, and Christina Grass. She also leaves three precious great-grandchildren; Aiden and Adelynn Sprunk and Christopher Nicholas Guss who will be due in April. Our mother is also survived by her one remaining brother, Oswald “Lalo” Rodriguez, and sister-in-law; Verna Rodriguez, plus several nieces and nephews. Julia was predeceased by her mother; Severina “Rena” Rodriguez, her step-father Oswald Rodriguez, brothers; Daniel and Richard Chavez, Frank Rodriguez, sister, Alice Elias and sisters in law; Lydia Rodriguez and Sally Chavez. Our mother’s quiet and caring love will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Visitation 5:00- 8:00 pm, Monday, April 5, 2010 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Funeral Mass will be at 1:30 pm, Tuesday, April 6, at St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
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