Gary Steven Chase died peacefully on June 9, 2019 at Elan Santa Monica in Albuquerque. He was born at the Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, CA to Aileene Florence Wright and Frank Stevenson Chase on February 16, 1944.
After attending Zia Elementary and Jefferson Middle Schools in Albuquerque, Gary graduated from Highland High School, Class of 1962. Immediately following graduation, he joined the US Navy and spent his service aboard the carrier USS Coral Sea. After his discharge from the Navy, Gary attended college at UNM and Eastern New Mexico University, where he graduated with a BA degree in 1966. Upon graduating, Gary embarked on a marketing career with IBM. He joined Xerox Corporation in Albuquerque in 1969, and retired after a 30-year marketing career in August 1999.
Gary is survived by his former wife, Jo Chase, and stepson, Jeff Stacey of Albuquerque; and his sister, Darlene Chase Pinkham of Okanagon, WA; and many HHS friends. Gary is also survived by his special friend, Linda Ewald of Scottsdale, AZ; and his many golfing friends at Legend Trail in Scottsdale. Gary’s passions were golf, muscle cars, and enjoying a great glass of wine. He spent a few happy years as a marshal at the TPC Scottsdale, one of his best memories; along with his association with the “Breakfast Boys” in Scottsdale and Cave Creek. He had boundless energy and a zest for life until he was overtaken with Parkinson’s Disease. He was his cheerful and charming self to the end of his life.
Special thanks to the staff at Elan Santa Monica and Onpointe Hospice for the excellent care they have given Gary.
Gary was cremated and no services are planned per his request.