Chase Thomas Kurtzeborn
October 30, 2003 – March 12, 2020
Chase Thomas Kurtzeborn, age 16, was born on October 30, 2003 in Glendale, AZ, and departed this life on March 12, 2020. Chase was a sophomore at Liberty High School. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout upon completion of a project that entailed restoring hiking trails on Calderwood Butte in 2018.
Chase is survived by his parents Craig and Holly Kurtzeborn of Peoria AZ; his sister Mallory and his brother Clark. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Alan and Debbie Davis; and his paternal grandparents, Marc and Treesa Kurtzeborn. He is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.
We invite those who would like to come and celebrate Chase and his life, to attend an open house on Wednesday, March 18th from 6-8 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 9543 W. Jomax Road Peoria, AZ. With current public restrictions on large gatherings, the funeral the following day will be a private service. We want an opportunity to visit with friends and loved ones of Chase. Please be considerate of the public health restrictions that are in place. If you are experiencing, or have been, around someone with signs/symptoms of illness including: fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, or cough, etc. please take personal time to get well.
Please leave memories and tributes on this website as we will be collecting them and saving them in the guest registry book. www.ALMoore-Grimshaw.com Funeral arrangements are being provided by A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary a Dignity Memorial Provider 710 W. Bethany Home Road Phoenix, AZ 85013
- Clark Kurtzeborn, Pallbearer
- Craig Kurtzeborn, Pallbearer
- Scott Kurtzeborn, Pallbearer
- Jason Davis, Pallbearer
- Kolsen Davis, Pallbearer
- Cameron Davis, Pallbearer
- Tanner Davis, Pallbearer
- Anthony Garcia, Pallbearer
- Visitation Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Chase Thomas Kurtzeborn
March 21, 2020
I met Chase when we're both in 8th grade at Coyote Hills. We were both in the same homeroom class (Mr. Stevens). Every assignment that was assigned in each class we were always partnered up together. It was great working with him. Not only was he smart but he often made me laugh. He often joked around or acted goofy.
The final project we worked on, for the school year, was building a roller coaster. We worked together on it at his house. We ended up getting an A on that project.
Away from school we often connected through Fortnite.
I knew he was going to Liberty HS before the year ended. I would be attending Sunrise Mountain. At our promotion one of that last things he said to me was that he hoped to see me again.
It makes me sad that I wasn't able to reconnect with him. I'll always remember how happy and positive Chase was. I will keep the times that we did get to spend together close to my heart always.
March 19, 2020
We visited Craig and Holly when they lived in PA. It was either just after Christmas or just after Chase’s birthday. Chase’s prize gift was a book containing all the Star Wars characters along with their planets of origins, strengths, weaknesses and their weapons of choice. While Craig and Holly were showing us their home, Chase followed us around telling us all about his favorite characters and all the details he’d learned about them. The best part was he would make the sound effects of each of their weapons. So we had a tour of their home complete with sound effects care of Chase (pew pew pew pew pew pew pew). By the end of he tour we were all cracking up.
March 18, 2020
Chase was one of my trek brothers from a couple summers ago. He always made me laugh and we played this word game for hours on end while pulling that silly handcart. He made trek so much more enjoyable and I still smile thinking about those fun memories with him on trek.
March 18, 2020
I sat next to Chase in seminary. Whenever we would play basketball he would always pass the ball through his legs or around his back. He was able to make even more fun. It was always fun to play sports with him.
March 17, 2020
Our family met the Kurtzeborn’s when they moved to our ward in Lancaster. The Campbell’s were so excited when they moved in because we had boys the SAME age as Chase and Clark (sorry Malory!). I told Holly that I had “prayed” their family there.
We became instant friends as we bonded over Mexican food and watching the Eagles.
I laugh when I think about the first time Chase and our son Jackson first met-they got in a serious wrestling fight! I was so mad and embarrassed and couldn’t believe it (I think Holly felt that way too 😊) but after their fight, the boys got along great. Just like boys!!
The Kurtzeborn kids introduced our boys to home laser tag and they always had a blast playing together. We also enjoyed hiking with them, crabbing with them, going to an Orioles game and spending Holidays together.
Chase was a sweet boy and we are so so saddened by his passing. We pray for your peace and comfort-that will surely come from our Savior Jesus Christ and his Atonement.
We love you, we think of you, we cry with you and pray for you.
March 17, 2020
Chase was in my math class at Mountville. He was a quiet 4th grader with a sweet smile. I know it was weird to have his teacher also go to his church for him , but he did his best. He loved our field trip to Harrisburg and while he was there, I took his picture and sent it to his mom. He had a huge smile on his face that day. I'm glad I got to know Chase that year.