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Shared Memories of Genoveva Chavez

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Today, some think of Genoveva Chavez as a state-of-art recreation center.  But to many others, Genoveva Chavez is an adored Santa Fé girl.  For several decades, the Santa Fé Fiesta was not official until Genoveva took the microphone and, with great joy, serenaded the crowd with her heart-felt canciones. ¡Que Viva la Fiesta!

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Maria Montez-Skolnik


Both sides of my family trace their roots in the Santa Fé area to the 1600s.  In the earlier years they were primarily farmers, builders, craftsmen, artists (wood carvers and weavers), and educators.  I graduated from SFHS & NMSU and received my BA & MA in Speech & Language Pathology. I divide my time between Santa Fé and the San Francisco Bay Area.  



  • Comment Link William Mee Tuesday, 23 February 2016 23:06 posted by William Mee

    My father-in-law Arthur Montoya had the only reel-to-reel tape recorder in the 1950's in Agua Fria Village. He recorded her at the La Sala and may have played guitar on some demo tapes she sent to record companies for her first record.

  • Comment Link Lindy Tijerina Sunday, 15 April 2012 20:28 posted by Lindy Tijerina

    Geneva is my first cousin, our family was very close. We miss her terribly and Santa Fe Fiestas has never been the same since her passing. We are fortunate to have had such a talented woman who was beautiful, inside and out, in our family. We love and miss you so much Geneva!!!

  • Comment Link ed Saiz Saturday, 14 April 2012 02:19 posted by ed Saiz

    Once again, more great memories. I went to SFHS with her
    and knew her well. I just know that she was called upstairs,
    because they needed some great "Rancheras" like only she
    could deliver. Those were great times in1959/60 in SFHS.

  • Comment Link William Mee Saturday, 14 April 2012 00:18 posted by William Mee

    Her dad was Henry Chavez from Agua Fria and they lived next to San Isidro Church.

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