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Nicolas “Chapo” Ochoa Garcia

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Nicolas “Chapo” Ochoa Garcia

Nicolas “Chapo” Ochoa Garcia, age 67, of Tonkawa, Oklahoma passed away March 27, 2023 at Stillwater Medical in Blackwell, Oklahoma.

A celebration of Nicolas’s life will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Christian Life Church in Tonkawa, OK with Pastor Josh Reese and Victor Rocha officiating. Those unable to attend the Funeral Ceremony, may attend virtually on the Trout Funeral Home website, www.troutfuneralhome.

com and click on the live-stream or toolbar icon on the top right corner after 12:45 PM. Nicolas will be laid to rest at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tonkawa, OK following the service.

Nicolas was born on December 6, 1955 in Labor Nueva, Julimes, Chihuahua, Mexico to Jesus and Angelita (Garcia) Ochoa. Nicolas and Ana joined in holy matrimony on March 23, 1975 where they initially made their home in La Labor Nueva and together, God blessed them with five wonderful children: Nelly, Coty, Mireya, Abel and Dany. During His time in Mexico, Nicolas hard-work aided Him greatly as He made His profession as a rancher, farmer, and a general caretaker of the Ochoa Family land before immigrating to the United States and, ultimately, settling in Tonkawa, OK working for Bouldin Sod Farm. After leaving Bouldin Sod Farm, Nico and Ana opened their own business when they became restaurant owners. The name of their business-Ochoa’s Mexican Restaurant.

As He began to re-pursue His passion of becoming a sod farmer, His dream of having a sod business became a reality when He guided both of His Sons to owning their own sod businesses and went to work with both of them. His love for His family was on no greater display than it was when watching Him impart His knowledge and expertise of the sod business to His Sons. This made Him extremely proud! His daughters were his love, pride and joy along with his daughters-n-laws and sons-nlaws.

Survivors include: His wife, Ana Ochoa of the home; children, Nelly and Rod Marler; Coty and her life partner, Jeffery Tanner; Mireya and Jeff Davis; Abel and Jessica Iona Ochoa; Daniel and Jessica Ochoa; grandchildren, Casey, Brannon and Makinzie, and Carli Marler; Christian and Ketura Gregory, Tiffany Gregory and Dylan Dobson, and Nathaniel Slade Spalding; Hazy, Connor, Tanner, and MacKynze Davis; Vanessa and Jose Martinez, Abel Jr, Abby, Aiden, Audrey Ochoa, Bradley and Kimberly Kukuk, and Katy Kukuk; Kaylianna, Kaisen, and Kaden Ochoa; great-grandchildren, Amara and Harden Gregory; Kohl Dobson; Eileen Martinez. Additional survivors include: His siblings, Isidro & Maria de Jesus Ochoa, Jesus & Olga Ochoa, Elva & Octavio Talamantes, Modesta & Diego Porras, Maria & Carlos Espinoza, Celia & Roberto Perez, Silvia & Antonio Pando, Angel and Martha Ochoa, and a host of nephews and nieces that He loved and respected including special friends that He treated like family.

He is preceded in death by his infant brother Gonzalo, infant sister Ema, father, Jesus Jose Ochoa; mother, Angelita Ochoa Garcia; and sister, Lupe Tarango.

Taken too soon, this great husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, grandfather and great grandfather, which He was known as papi Nico, will be greatly missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart in the Park, 301 East Grand Avenue, Tonkawa, Oklahoma 74653. We invite you to leave a message of condolence, expression of sympathy or perhaps share a memory of Nicolas at www. . Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Tonkawa, 505 Thunderbird Rd, Tonkawa, OK 74653.