Nick Chavez Obituary (1956 – 2022) – Yuma, AZ
Nick Chavez, 66, of Beverly Hills, CA, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 23, 2022, after a long and courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.
Born December 16, 1956 in Yuma, Arizona, predeceased by his beloved mother and father, Mary Kathryn ‘Kathy’ Chavez, and Juan ‘Copie’ Chavez Jr.
Nick was loved by so many, especially by his four sisters, Sue Silva, Sonya Chavez, Sandra Chavez Hurley, and Sherri Cote, two brothers, John Chavez, Joe Chavez, sister-in-laws, Paula Chavez, Joann Chavez, brother- in-laws, Ralph Silva, John Hurley, Mark Cote, and his forty-three nephews and nieces, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
As a boy, Nick dreamed of one day living an adventurous life. Nick was no stranger to hard work as one of the family’s ranch hands. It was his skill at riding and grooming the family’s horses that led him to his destiny as an award winning reining champion, and world renowned hair stylist, later to have his own salon, and founding his hair care company, Nick Chavez Beverly Hills, achieving his legendary status within the hair care industry as one of the greatest innovators and celebrity hair stylists of all time.
Nick was an extraordinary loving man who led an extraordinary love for life; He loved his family, he traveled the world, he rode his horses, he was a dancer, international model, actor, entrepreneur, he chased and caught his dreams. Nick knew that everyday was a gift from God and he lived it. Then, at the end of everyday, he gave grace.
Nick inspired people around the globe with his passion, and commitment to bringing beauty into this world, not to mention his abiding joy and devotion to illuminating that true beauty begins and lives within us all. He has touched more people’s hearts than we will ever know .
Nick’s story has been a true love story for the ages. His zest for life, his undying love for his family, his compassion for his friends, and sincere gratitude for his clients, customers, and colleagues he called friends. But, his story does not end here. We will forever feel the warm embrace of Nick’s light and his legacy of love.
May he now dance with his mom and the angels in heaven as he’s celebrated and welcomed back home.
Join our family for an in-person and live stream service to be held, Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 9:45AM PT / 12:45PM ET at St. Monica Catholic Church, 725 California Ave, in Santa Monica, CA.
Funeral mass is scheduled to begin at: 9:45AM on Saturday, January 7, 2023.
Published by Yuma Sun from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2023.
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