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.
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.