Nicholas Christopher Arzate was called home too soon on Monday, December 19, 2022.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Saundra Norton; grandfather, Frank Arzate; grandfather Arthur and grandmother, Mary Lou Castro; great-grandmother, Lucy Peralta; grandmother, Caroline Norton; aunt, Sharon Norton; and uncle, Eric Arzate.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Arzate; daughter, Delilah Arzate; father, Chris and wife, Jada Arzate; brothers, Austen, Devon, and Ryan; sister, Nevaeh; uncle, Luciano Arzate; uncle Michael and aunt Velma Peralta; cousins, Joseph and husband, Jose, and Andrea Peralta; aunt Lisa and uncle Mike Liera; cousins, Anissa, Adrian, and Jonathan; grandfather, Leo Norton; Aunt Susie and Husband Jerry; and countless friends all over the world.
Nicholas was a devoted father, husband, and friend. He loved his family more than words can say and always put them first. He worked for the Town of Silver City and attended Western New Mexico University before going back to California where he attended Santa Ana College. He loved playing football from the time he was little all the way to college. He returned to New Mexico for a short time and got his CDL and worked in the oil fields for Halliburton. He then worked for his family business, Atlas Testing and Laboratories, in the Aerospace Industry in California. He started at the bottom of the chain and worked his way up to be a manager and then in Sales and handled major contracts. He would always say you have to start at the bottom to earn the employees’ respect and earn it he did. In Nicholas’ eyes, his home was New Mexico. He loved New Mexico and hunting and fishing. Most people think of paradise as the beach and palm trees; not Nicholas, his paradise was the Gila. “He wanted to come home more than anything and now, my son, you are home.”
Honorary Pallbearers are Austen, Devon, and Ryan Arzate, Joseph Peralta, Adrian and Jonathan Liera, Kevin Mundia, Mickey Grado, Carlos Grado, and Anthony Quintana.
His service will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023 with the Rosary led by Dr. Gilbert Arizaga to start at ten o’clock in the morning and A Prayer Service led by Maria Elena Aguirre and Patricia Ballesteros at eleven o’clock at Baca’s Funeral Chapel in Silver City, NM. The Committal is to follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery
Memorial Services will be livestreamed at https://www.my.gather.app/remember/nicholas-arzate