Nathan Kimbler, 52, went home peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, after a courageous battle with liver disease. He was born on Aug. 28, 1959, in San Jose, Calif., to Harry and Rosie “Chavez” Kimbler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Cisco Garcia and Harry Kimbler; and sister Lydia Lopez.
Nathan is survived by his wife of 20 years Jana Kimbler, of the family home; brothers, Ray Garcia (Bonnie) and Chuck Kimbler of California; mother-in-law Linda Thiebold, of [auth] Roswell; brother-in-law Brian Thiebold, of California; and Nanette Giacco, of Roswell; nephews, Drake and Holden Giacco, and Michael and Jason Kimbler; nieces, Heather Kimbler, and Miranda and Caris Thiebold; dear great-niece Abree Giacco; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and special loving family animals, Toby, Jersey and Lexi. Before he reached heaven, he picked up Jake at Rainbow Bridge.
He served in the Army from 1977 to 1983, attached to the 101st Airborne in Fort Campbell, Ky., and the 725th Infantry Division working in various tasks in the motor pool. After the Army, he continued in the heavy duty transportation field in California and New Mexico.
Nathan never met a stranger and had many friends. Each and every one of you was special to him. Special thanks to Nanette, mother-in-law, and Linda and Reba for their helping hands and tender hearts; the entire staff at ENMMC; Shirley, Pam and Angie, at Vista Care Hospice; and our Grace Community Church family.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Grace Community Church with the Rev. Rick Hale officiating. Interment will follow in South Park Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Brian Thiebold, Drake Giacco, Holden Giacco, Frank Giacco, Eddie Ray Duran, Albert Hernandez, Bruce Haley and Ralph Montoya.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are Jack Kahn, Ralph Hutchins, Frank Carrillo, Michael “Murph” Murphy, Quinton Miller, Raymond Orona, Billy Duran and Gabriel Duran.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.