Chase Cyrus Naquin

  • Born: September 21, 1995
  • Died: May 20, 2013
  • Location: Arabi, Louisiana

St. Bernard Funeral Home

701 W. Virtue Street
Chalmette, LA 70043
Tel. (504) 279-6376

Tribute & Message From The Family

Chase Cyrus Naquin, age 17, departed this life on May 20, 2013 after a tragic accident.
Chase is survived by his mother, Michelle Caballero Boyd and step-father Richard Boyd and his father, Bernard Naquin Jr and step-mother Bonnie Martin. He is also survived by grandparents, Trudy Cyrus Ferguson and Dell Ferguson and Ethel Naquin. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Monroe A. Caballero and Bernard Naquin, Sr.
Chase also leaves behind siblings Michael Martin, Troy, Remy and Desire Lafrance and Kalya, Reed and Kathren Boyd.
Chase will be sadly missed by his family which includes his aunts Laura Keeley and Melinda Gettys, uncles Michael Caballero and David Naquin. Cousins Chris and Kelsea Keeley, Blake and Blair Caballero, David Naquin Jr, Anthony and Samantha Gettys. He leaves behind a host of extended family and friends.
Chase was a life-long resident of St. Bernard Parish where he attended Arabi Elementary, NP Trist Middle and Chalmette High Schools. Chase participated in gymnastics and earned a gold medal at the Junior Olympics in St Paul, MN in 2009. Chase was an avid hunter and fisher. He also enjoyed riding dirt bikes and skating.
To those who knew him well he was the most generous and giving person. He has made an impact on all that were blessed to meet or know him and he will be forever loved and missed dearly.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 West Virtue Street, Chalmette, LA on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 9:00AM – 1:00 PM. A Memorial Mass will begin at 1:00 PM. Inurnment will follow at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, 3421 Esplanade Ave, NOLA.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation for Noah Townsend, Chase's 2-year-old cousin who is awaiting a heart transplant. Donations can be made through NORMAN SWANNER FOUNDATION, 212 EAST BAYOU ROAD, THIBODAUX, LA 70301 for Noah Townsend and in memory of Chase Naquin.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Time runs away from us and we loose so many wonderful things. Things like the opportunity to know your growing family and all the relatives that come with them. Aunt Trudy, I hope we find each other before it is our time. Mom and I extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. Michelle, we hope to find you all and then let's get the family together.

Posted by May & Darlene Caballero & Numa VinetIII - Pearl RIver, LA - cousin   June 18, 2013

Michelle you probable do not remember me, you were a baby when I would go to you house and play with you sister. I am so sorry to here about your loose. I will keep you in my prayers.

Posted by dorene caballero barbin - pearl river, LA - 2nd cousin   June 11, 2013

Chase I will always remember the funny and loving person you were. I can't remember one bad memory bc there were none. I could come to you for anything and you were always there to help me through it. I'm going to miss our talks in the fed classroom sitting next to one another laughing. I always looked forward to those days. I will miss you and never ever forget you. Your in a safer place now and someday all your loved ones will be there with you.

Posted by Rockelle    May 30, 2013


I can not express the sadness I felt hearing the news about your beautiful son. I am aware that no words can help ease the pain that you are feeling and how overwhelmingly difficult all this must be. Know that my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Erica (DiFranco) Coe

Posted by Erica (DiFranco) Coe - Metairie, LA, LA   May 28, 2013

Keep comforting one another and building one another up ,just as you are in fact doing.We hope that your family continues to find strength, as the hearer of prayer embraces their hearts during this difficult time.May the sorrow you feel in your heart be ligthen by the love that surrounds you.

Posted by Desiree' Sigler - Friend   May 28, 2013

I cannot post one single memory, because YOU are my favorite memory. My heart will never be the same, and I will never forget your inspirational smile. Your laugh is unforgettable. Words cannot describe the pain of losing you. Your soul is so beautiful and touched everyone who entered your life. I can never forget you, and you will always be with me. I love you to no end, and cannot wait for the day I get to hug you again. You are by far an amazing kid, and I will never think differently. I miss you to the moon and back. You are my precious angel. I love you so much Chase. WIsh you were still here, but our memories will forever linger on.

Posted by Blair Caballero - chalmette, LA - cousin   May 26, 2013


Chase, it's still so hard to believe that you're really gone. I will definitely miss you coming in to my work and ordering food. When you walked into a room you always had people smile... You brightened everyone's day. You were kind to everyone even the ones you didn't know. I'm beyond blessed to have known you. You are now in a better place. It puts a smile in everyone's face to see how much of an impact in their lives you were. So many people are supporting you and are here to tell you goodbye. I went to school with you for a year.. You know my sister and my family.. your family are definitely in my prayers. Love and miss you baby boy. Rest in Paradise.

Posted by kayla dalon - st. bernard, LA - friend   May 25, 2013


My Heart aches & My Prayers are with your Family. My son went to school with Chase and he was a wonderful young man. There are no words to express the deep sorrow for the loss of a child. Extra Blessings to you all ~~~

Posted by Gretchen B. Young - Chalmette, LA   May 25, 2013

God has gained an are sadly missed. May your Dad,Bonnie,Mom and Richard family and friends find peace knowing you are in Gods hands now. We love you dearly sweet angel .

Posted by Lynette and Sheila    May 25, 2013

My words are not adequate to express the sorrow I feel for your loss. Chase was an inspiration to everyone around him. I'm so blessed and lucky to have known his beauty and shard so many years and memories. The heart remembers most what it has loved the most. My all the good memories comfort the family and bring peace. Gone from our sight but never from our hearts. Love you Chase was never forgotten.

Posted by Dina Laine - Slidell, LA   May 24, 2013

Our heartfelt condolences are with your family.

Posted by Harrel Clark & Family - Sugar Land, TX - Friends   May 24, 2013


My Deepest Condolences goes out to the Family!!!

Posted by Bubba Falgout - LaBrea Trinidad - Great Nephew   May 24, 2013


Bernard,Bonnie, MIchelle and Familys , Im So Very sorry for your lost .I will be praying for you all . CHASE was a prescious gift , always smileing , and very respectful . I will never forget you . Remembering all the good times down the road at Netts Dock.Rip Chase , you always was a lil angel,now you carry the banner for the lord .you are an Angel in heaven . love you Ms. Karen

Posted by Karen T. Robin - Saint Bernard, LA   May 24, 2013

Chase I am so glad I have the pleasure of being your substitute at school. I will remember your smile and upbeat happiness that you always had when you came by my house with your friend Tristan I will always remember how sweet you was. Will miss you a lot. Melinda Summers

Posted by Melinda summers    May 24, 2013

Chase, We been having class together since 6th grade& you was always the one to make everyone laugh. I remember the first time we hung out& how shocked you was when you realized how loud I was outside of school! There was never a dull moment when we all chilled& you always made sure everybody was happy. I was never real close to you but we was friends& you meant a lot to me& a couple of my friends. Well I hope you rest in peace, we all love& miss you big daddy C forever in our hearts!

Posted by Brittani mustacchia    May 24, 2013



Posted by Kathleen Shemack - St. Martinville, LA - third cousin   May 23, 2013


You are already missed so much more than you know. The time I knew you I knew you were an out going person that cared about his friends and family and you are very loved. You and your Aunt Kim don't get in too much trouble up their. You will be missed

Posted by Michael Alfonso - violet, LA - friend   May 23, 2013


So they call you Big Daddy C and they all think your gone, but everytime I see a busted up car full of mud i'll know your here with us in our hearts. Try not to give aunt Kim too hard of a time and fly high little man fly high! If they only knew how big you really were.

Posted by Michael England - violet, LA - uncle   May 23, 2013

Michelle -
My heart breaks for you and all of your family and I cannot begin to understand the pain you must be enduring. I pray that each of you can find the peace that surpasses all understanding through Christ Jesus - and know that when you arrive at the Gates of Heaven it will be Chase who introduces you to the King of Kings! Much love to you and all of your family.
Tammy, Rick, Cailin & Cam Ulmer

Posted by Tammy Karl Ulmer - Spanish Fort, AL - Family Friend   May 23, 2013


Ethel and Family Believe it or not their is a light at the end of the tunnel. Love Cuz Sharon, Larry

Posted by Sharon Taglialavore - Selden, New york, NY   May 23, 2013

I am so very sorry for your lose. I will keep the whole family in my prayers

Posted by Emily Kelso - Metairie, LA   May 23, 2013


You and your family will be in my prayers.

Posted by Gay Bavido - Slidell, LA - co worker of Michelle at TCI   May 23, 2013


Bernard Jr., Michelle, Aunt Ethel and family... my thoughts and prayers are always with you, more so at this time..Love y'all

Posted by Toni Ann Hebert - Chauvin, LA - Cousin   May 23, 2013


RIP Chase,My prayers to the family,

Posted by JULIA FALGOUT - Houma, LA   May 23, 2013


Chase,I will always remember you ,so sweet n respectful. remembering the fun times you n the other kids down by NETTS DOCK .will never forget you CHASE your just too young ,but, the Lord has called on you to be his ANGEL. rip MS

Posted by Karen T.Robin - Saint Bernard, LA - frlend   May 23, 2013


Ethel and family I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Marsha White - St.Martinville, LA   May 23, 2013


Ethel my prayers and thoughts go to you
and your family at this time of your loss.

Posted by Dianna Toucheck - St.Martinville, LA   May 23, 2013

Michelle & Richard,
We are truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.
deepest Sympathy,
Seymour, Shawn & Sophia Jemison

Posted by Shawn - Slidell, LA - friend   May 23, 2013

Chase was the funny little kid we always wanted to have with us; making a bad situation turn into something to laugh at. I'm gonna miss him dearly.
See you in heaven man.

Posted by Zachary Sloan - Arabi, LA - Close Friend   May 22, 2013

Chase! I can't believe you're really gone:( you were such a good person and did everything for everybody. You've helped me out so much in my life and made me realize so many things it's unreal! If it wasn't for you I wouldn't be the person I am today. Please watch over all of us and your mom and dad. This is a nightmare that we are all living. I'm glad you're not suffering anymore. I love and miss you so much bid daddy c :(

Posted by alexis brown - chalmette, LA - close friend   May 22, 2013

Michelle and Richard I am so sorry for your loss. That smile will be missed. Even though him and Andrew were not as close as they were any time he would ce over and give me a big hug . An the tricks on the trampoline were so impressive. He will deeply and sadly missed.

Posted by Dona Gleber - Andrew's Nicholson's m    May 22, 2013

My heart goes out to Aunt Ethel, Lil Bernard, Bonnie, Desi, Troy, Remy & the rest of the Naquin clan!!!!!!! I love all you guys.. Will keep u all in my prayers! Such a young life cut so short but he is no longer in pain & will be one of the best gaurdian angels we will have..

Posted by Tonia Gonzales - St. Bernard, LA   May 22, 2013

Chase was one of my best friends. I loved him and I wish I spent more time with him RIP CHASE WE ALL LOVE YOU

Posted by Wayne Pittman    May 22, 2013


Michelle and Bernard, words cannot express how sorry I am for this tragedy. I loved Chase like he was my own son. He and Katie were like siblings. Even after Katrina when we were no longer neighbors...Chase would show up at my house and just knock on the door out of the blue. He always could make me laugh. I have a very special place in my heart for him and he will be missed but never forgotten. Love, Sherri

Posted by Sherri Pickering - Arabi, LA - Family Friend   May 22, 2013


It's crazy that your gone dude, but you won't be forgotten... R.I.P Chase we will miss you dearly.....

Posted by Chris - Meraux, LA - Friend   May 22, 2013

I am thinking all of you. My prayers are with you. Many blessings to family..

Posted by Dorothy Ginny Kieff.    May 22, 2013

My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family

Posted by annette t    May 22, 2013

My heart goes out to all of his family and friends. I didn't get a chance to know you maybe one day soon we will. That is why we need more family reunions so we can get to know everyone in our family. Bless you chase and your family.....

Posted by Melissa Kieff Thompson    May 22, 2013



Posted by TINA ALFONSO - VIOLET, LA - COUSIN   May 22, 2013

To chase"s parents I was so sorry to hear the news when Allen called me I just started to think back to when I first met chase him and lil Norman played on the same basketball and baseball team togethere then as he got older I would see all around Arabi he would never pass me up with out talkin to me and I kept tellin him when was he going to come to my gym we" ll he did finally come and boy what a heart he had tuff and not scared none of us knows god's plans but if we keep our trust in him we know chase is ok and we will all meet again and never have to say the words goodbye ever again may Jesus give his family strength and again I'am very sorrry to hear this news

Posted by Norman vancourt - Arabi, LA - Boxing coach   May 22, 2013

Chase, I will never forget all our times and memories together. I love you and miss you so much it's unreal. I promise I'll come up there one day and we will go mud riding again.

Posted by Sarah montelongo    May 22, 2013

Chase, I can't believe you're really gone... it feels like a dream, better yet, a nightmare! I wish it was all a joke, but it's not.... I miss you my baby. & I love you. I know you're up there, looking down protecting me. I don't know how ima do it without you chase.... you was A L W A Y S there. I found out a lot of stuff.... I love you big daddy C. I'm happy to have the. time with you that I did... I just wish it was longer, ALOT longer! I love you chase, more than anything.... keep me safe my angel. I never pictured saying this. but you ARE my guardian angel... watch down on us. I hope you and my dad are pnc's up there! I love you and miss you so much chase..... love always,
Destiny Faye piazza.

Posted by destiny piazza    May 22, 2013

Chase I am sorry to see you go ..but I know your suffering is now over and I know god has a plan for u you will be missed by many when I think of you I have to smile because my favorite memories of you is the morning i woke to find u sleeping on my pool table even though I was angry I couldn't do anything but laugh you were very respectful and very sweet we will miss u always RIP

Posted by Mark and Shantell Percle (Mis Tel & Perk)    May 22, 2013

Chase I love you will all my heart. You made a big impact on my life, you always made everyone smile. You were family to me. I know your here watching over us. We will all miss you. And we will never forget you my baby. You will always have a part in our hearts. Rest in paradise baby boo. I love you. Keep a spot for all of us up there.

Posted by Nina, dess, and josh    May 22, 2013

may god be with the family & friends

Posted by lisa - picayune, MS - famly   May 22, 2013

chase, i only met you once or twice but as soon as you walked in the room you put a smile on everyones face. You will be missed so much by everyone and we all wish you were still here bc you were the greatest person there was. You were a great friend to even the ones you didnt know and that is why you were loved by so many! We love and miss you a lot but we will all meet again face face at the gates of heaven

Posted by Destinee' Billiot    May 22, 2013

When i saw u,i was afraid to meet u
and when i meet u.i saw that u shouldnt judge people if u dont know them
love && miss u R.I.P Chase

Posted by Juliana depaula - LA   May 22, 2013

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, we will always remember Chase as the happy boy at Thanksgiving dinners and going on the swamp ride with our boys. I'm sorry we didn't get the opportunity to see him grow to a young man. I know your family surrounds you with love and support.

Posted by Michelle and Paul Ferguson    May 22, 2013

we meet you once 2 weeks ago when stayed at our house with my son gavin, i would like to tell your parents that they can be proud of the young man you were i was very impressed by your charm and how friendly you were.. may you sore on you journey young man.and rest in peace.. we love you and hope your journey is peaceful and you will always be in our to you and your family mr. kim, ms. shirley and gavin alfonso

Posted by kim and shirley alfonso - st. bernard, LA - friend   May 22, 2013

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Posted by Michelle and Paul Ferguson    May 22, 2013

May God comfort your family through this tragic loss. Please know that even friends you haven't met are praying for all of you. I'm so sorry for your pain. Trust in Jesus and he will heal your heart.

Posted by Ruth Ragas - Mandeville, LA   May 22, 2013

May god b with u n your family u r a good person rip chase never forgotten

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Chase: Brother,(Best)Friend, Son, Nephew, Neighbor, Trouble-Maker, Comedian, etc. Chase was somehow able to fit in almost any category. For someone who was taking so quick, will be with me forever. He always managed to get me in trouble but not without him first, yet getting in trouble were some of the most fun I have experienced. After each school day,me and Chase would go home, get dressed, then jump into the ditch searching for snakes, turtles, alligators, well anything that was cold-blooded. One day he, right after getting off the bus,he yelled to me, "Go grab the net!" By the time I got back, he was already in the ditch, wearing his school clothes, barefoot, picking up an Alligator Snapping Turtle with his hands. This is one of many reasons why I admired Chase, he lived a brave life, seizing any thing he wants with no hesitation. The memories could flow from when we first met, but that would be saved for a book. Chase, you are my little brother that I always wanted. I wish we could still do the crazy activities that got us in trouble, got us hurt, but most of all, made us happy. I miss you brother, 17 years were not wasted. Thank You for the memories. See you when it's my time. I love you.

It hurt to see you go so soon. All the goofy things me and the guys have done, you have always come along and made it that much more funnier. Whether it was washing your car with a vacuum scrub brush, or using a t-shirt as an air filter for your dirt bike, you were always a comical little man. I miss the days we took the bikes out on the levee, went to the supercross race, and even the times we went mud riding. I'm gonna miss you man, it's going to be a different place without you. Save a spot for me up there when I come see you one day.

God took a great person out of our lives. Chase you are now our angle so watch over us. may ou rest in peace baby boy , you will be sadly missed by all but you WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. R.I.P CHASE NAQUIN.