Nathan Garza, 32, of Golden Valley, born July 27, 1979, at Women's Hospital, Las Vegas, passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at 4:08 p.m. in Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas. He was a resident of Golden Valley for 22 years, owner and managing partner of Mohave Auto Advisors, Environmental Recovery Services and Golden Valley Auto Sales and Repair.
Nathan is remembered as a loving son, brother, husband, father, nephew, cousin, uncle, businessman and friend, who could fix anything mechanical, had an entrepreneurial mind, fixing and trading an item for something else. He raced BMX bikes, played chicken foot with his grandma Wanda and rode bikes with his Aunt Sandy. Nathan had a big heart; provided generously for his family and never turned down a customer in need.
He will be greatly missed by everyone.
Nathan is survived by his wife Kayleen; sons, Anthony (15) and Kyle (10); parents, Linda and Alex Garza Jr.; brother, Alex Garza III; sister-in-law, Roberta Swartz; and a very large, closely knit family: The Kastels: preceded in death by Grandma Wanda Kastel and Great Aunt Pat Sutherland; grandparents, Dick and Joann Kastel; Aunt Sandy and Uncle Harold Stout; Aunt Crystal and Uncle Kievan Zohner; cousin Chloe Rose; Great Aunt Anita Norton Alderman; cousins, Nancy Bonta, Bobby Norton, Debbie Norton, Ginny Norton; Great Aunt Beverly Hurley; cousins, Andrea Hurley and Michelle Hurley-Harkin; cousins, Hal, Steve and John Petty; Great Aunt Diane Williams; cousins, Sheri, Lori and Steve Brust and preceded in death by cousin Bob Brust; the Garzas: grandparents, Alex Garza Sr. and Sue; Uncle Tony and Aunt Elsie Garza; cousins, Alec and Aaron; Uncle Gary Garza; cousins, Gary Jr., Maria Lea and Sammie; Uncle Curtis and Aunt Kim Garza; cousins, Anthony, Andrew amd Angelo; Uncle Mondo and Aunt Angie Garza; cousins, Armon, Erika and Haley; Aunt Kiki Garza; cousins, Jacob, Jessica, Jordyn, Joshua, Jayden and Justice; the Dominguezes: grandparents Margaret and Eddie Dominquez; Uncle Benji and Aunt Susan Dominquez; cousins, Eddie, Mario and Angela; Uncle Carlos Dominquez; cousin Adrian; Uncle Rene and Aunt Patty Dominquez; cousin Ryan; Aunt Laura and Uncle Saul Dominquez; cousins, Aba and Andrea; aunts, Donna and Alana Dominquez; cousins, Antonio, Anna, Connie and Laura; and business associates and friends.
Nathan Garza was cremated Feb. 27, 2012. A private celebration of Nathan Garza's life will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Metcalfe Park, 315 W. Beale St. (at Grandview), Kingman.
Donations for the Nathan Garza College Fund for his sons Anthony and Kyle Garza may be made to: Women in Music and Arts Foundation, 9101 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 105-129, Las Vegas, NV 89117. Contact: Sandy Kastel at (702) 240-2930, sandy@WIMAfoundationforthearts.org or www.WIMAfoundationforthearts.org.