Chance R. Huerta

Chance R. HuertaChance Ray Huerta was born on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at 7:03 a.m. in Ridgecrest. Chance was born with a true knot in his umbilical cord, his name meaning “The Lucky One.”

Chance was born to Jimmy and Nanette Huerta. He had a sister Desiree.

Also surviving him are grandparents Lu and Judy Hays, James Huerta and Manervia McCleary; aunts Rachel, Denise, Michelle and Sylvia; uncles Louis and James; cousins Brooke, Daja, Chanele, Cherrese, Chantel and James; his new niece Alessandra and TONS of other extended family.

His last day with us in this physical life, July 5, 2019, he was doing what he loved to do with a bright proud smile.

Chance had the best friends any parent could ask for.

As a child Chance was a shy timid youth, and as he grew up began to become an adventurous thrill seeker, all while being “the voice of reason” as he was described by his friends. Chance loved family and friends; he loved being outdoors riding motorcycles doing crazy things. Chance always had a giant beautiful smile on his face and touched the lives of everyone he met.

We want to thank everyone who knew Chance who had a hand in making him the most amazing person that we will love and miss forever.

To everyone who met us at the highway and followed as we brought Chance home, thank you!

Thank you to everyone who sent condolences, flowers, cards, text, calls, emails, snaps. Thank you to everyone who helped with the services, the food, the monetary donations. It all shows how much everyone cares. Thank you to Burrough High School for allowing us to hold the services in the gymnasium. Thank you to Square Print for the pictures and the T-shirts. Thank you to United Rentals for the tables and chairs and for assisting with the tent. Thank you to everyone who assisted in setting up and cleaning up. Thank you for coming from all over to celebrate Chance’s life with us.

Thank you to all who knew and loved Chance. We were all truly blessed to have known him.

There will be a hole in all of us but we look for Chance to fill it with amazing memories that keep his stories alive until we meet again.

At 11:11 make a wish and know that when you see 11:11, you are in the presence of peace!

— Submitted by the family of Chance Huerta

Story First Published: 2019-08-02