Juan R. Chacon, age 86, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in El Paso, Texas. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a life-long learner who learned to play the guitar and to speak Italian when he was in his 60s. He entertained family and friends with his music, sense of humor, stories of El Paso, and local legends, stories of his family and his life. He will be greatly missed.
Juan is preceded in death by his parents; Juan Cañas Chacon and Ruperta Rosas. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, June Chacon, his children; Angela Chacon, Mark Chacon (Leigh Ann), and Cristina Jaramillo, his siblings; Daniel Chacon and Melqui Alvarez, his grandchildren; Stephanie O’Neil (Mark), Vincent Chacon (Myriam), Brooke Jaramillo, and Cadence Jaramillo, as well as his great grandchildren; Kayden O’Neil, Ashlynn O’Neil, and Iyrie Chacon. He is also survived by many friends and extended family who cherish and honor his memory.
MSgt. Juan Chacon began his career in the Texas Army Guard and later enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1954 and retired in 1980. He had a distinguished career serving his country in an outstanding manner for over 26 years – earning the Joint Service Commendation Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal. During the Korean conflict, he volunteered to serve and served all over the world to include Japan, Peru, and Guatemala. He loved his work and deeply believed and followed the AF Core values: “Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do.” He instilled these values in his family - inspiring his two oldest children to serve in the Air Force and his youngest to pursue a degree in biochemistry with a minor in biology.
Besides his love for the Air Force, his greatest love was his wife, June, who followed him throughout his career and across the globe. During their entire 61 years of marriage, the two spent less than a year apart and you rarely saw one without the other. His last years of life, while he continued his fight against cancer and other illnesses that robbed him of his ability to walk, she was always by his side. Forever loving and believing in him, she advocated for him, encouraged him, supported him, and cared for him till he succumbed.
A Visitation will be held from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Friday, December 02, 2022 followed by a church service with Airforce Honors at 2:00pm, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 6520 Loma de Cristo, El Paso, Texas. A Reception at the church will follow the service.
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Services are entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West, 480 N. Resler Dr.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations be made to the American Cancer Society: