Ann Elizabeth Chavarria

Ann Elizabeth Chavarria, 73 years old, passed away on December 14, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones at her daughter’s home in Oceanside, California.

Born in Amsterdam, New York to Earl and Eleanor Grade, Ann was raised on a dairy farm, with 2 brothers and 1 sister.  She attended Amsterdam High School and went on to graduate from State University of New York at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.  Ann later joined the Peace Corps and was assigned to a small health clinic which served 60,000 people in La Esperanza, Honduras.  As part of Ann’s role in the Peace Corps, she also helped educate women about preventive medicine.  After her time with the Peace Corps, Ann moved to Galveston, Texas and worked as a Nurse at the University of Texas Medical Branch and as a Case Manager at Shriners Burns Hospital.  She moved to California to be near her daughters and worked at Camp Pendleton as a Case Manager for the Wounded Warriors Project.

Ann was also a member of Grace Community Church while in Texas, and Saddleback Church in California.  She was a spiritual woman and involved in many church activities, including singing in the choir and volunteering as a nurse.  Ann’s family was the center of her life.  She loved spending time with her daughters and granddaughter.  Ann enjoyed dancing, gardening, traveling, a good glass of wine, music, and most of all – helping people.  She will be remembered for her compassion for others in need and her love for her family.  Ann loved life to its fullest. Her infectious laugh, beautiful smile, and compassionate eyes will be missed.

She is survived by daughters Nancy Bueso and Elizabeth Chavarria and granddaughter Alexis Ariabod.

A memorial service will be held on January 7, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Crowder Funeral Home – League City, 1645 East Main Street, League City, TX 77573.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.



  1. My prayers are with Ann’s family at this difficult time.
    I was blessed to know Ann as we sang in the choir together at Rancho Community Church in Temecula,Ca and spent some time together before she moved away to be with her daughter. I was sorry to lose touch with her when she moved but I’m sure she was surrounded by love and continued to be a blessing to others.

    Isabel Jewett
  2. My condolences to Nancy and Elizabeth on the homegoing of your mother.
    Ann and I worked together as Case Managers, she was a dear friend of mine.
    Remember that earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
    Sorrowfully submitted.

    Theresa Lipscomb Pickett
  3. Ann was a skilled, compassionate, empathetic nurse who demonstrated her spiritual values daily as she carried out her life and work
    I admired her and counted it an honor to know and work with her at the Shriners Burn Hospital 1989-1994.

    Beverly mccoy
  4. I remember Ann from when I worked at Shriners. She was a lovely person and an amazing, dedicated nurse. Sending love and prayers to Ann’s family and friends.

    RoseAnn Boynton
  5. Oh my sweet Ann.
    I have been blessed to have been Ann’s hairdresser for around 15
    Years. We have had many laughs together. Lots of stories told about her life and both her beautiful daughters.
    And that gorgeous hair of hers!!!!
    I will say I did get a workout blowing out her hair. Ha ha.
    She was that special soul that I was happy when she came to see me.
    I enjoyed our conversations and learned so much from her as I was a young mother and she gave great advise.
    Ann I will miss you and I will miss your laugh. Have fun up in heaven.
    Terrilynn Mendoza

    Terrilynn Mendoza
  6. Nancy and Elizabeth, your mom impacted many lives. She cared about both of you dearly. The people she worked with were not only her coworkers but she showed genuine respect for all of us. She gave me a cockatiel and the little bird brought a-lot of joy to our home ( my husband would place the bird’s cage in front of the tv so it would not be lonely🙂). Please accept my condolences. Leticia Maricela Murphy.

    Leticia Maricela Murphy
  7. Nancy and Elizabeth, your mom was an incredible nurse and a great friend. She made a great impact on many lives in her professional work and in the lives of her friends. Ann went out of her way to help others. Now Ann is in a resting place until our Lord comes to take us home.
    My prayers are covering you and your family. I pray the Peace of Jesus is with you. His strength and blessings.
    We shall meet again Ana. I hold memories of you in my heart always.

    Linda Roberts

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