Helen Fabela Chavez, 88, who played a vital role helping her husband give birth to what became the first enduring farm workers union in U.S. history—and sustained him during the 31 years he led the United Farm Workers of America—passed away of natural causes on Monday, June 6 at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield surrounded by many of her seven surviving children, 31 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Helen was known for her prowess in the kitchen and good food. She cooked for countless union events and conventions as well as weddings, baptisms and Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for movement volunteers who couldn’t make it home.
Please consider a donation in Helen’s memory to help the UFW continue to grow and flourish.
Make your one-time gift or a recurring monthly online gift above.
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Please print out this page and fill out the form. Then mail in your check to: United Farm Workers, , "HFC memorial - internet," P.O. Box 62, Keene, CA, 93531.
Tax Notice: Contributions and gifts to the United Farm Workers are not tax deductible.