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Monday, July 24, 2017
11:00 am
Christ the King Catholic Church
5711 SW 9th Street
Des Moines


Cremation prior to services
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Chantez Eugene Saunders

Chantez Eugene Saunders
Des Moines

Chantez “Tez” Saunders, age 40, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017, in his home in Des Moines. Tez was born the son of Kendrell and Beverly on June 1, 1977 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Some of his hobbies and interests included, basketball, going to the Iowa State Fair, and going out to dinner. He loved all holidays and the joy of receiving presents. Tez especially enjoyed attending the day program at Passageway and loved all of his friends and the staff including those at his group homes. Above all, Tez had a strong love for Jesus! He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him!

There will be a memorial service on Monday, July 24, 2017, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5711 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Passageway.

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