Frank Zuniga Chavez III



Frank Zuniga Chavez III

December 4, 1956 – June 18, 2016


Frank Zuniga Chavez III, age 59, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, CA surrounded by his family.


Frank was born on December 4, 1956 in El Centro, CA to Frank Gallardo Chavez II and Ramona Zuniga Chavez. He married Yolanda Caudillo in April of 1986 and they had two children, Eileen and Frank IV.

Frank worked as an account executive with Rocky’s Food Distribution for 17 years. His unique talent for problem solving and servicing his accounts led to his customers becoming his friends. He truly lived life to the fullest with his three grandchildren through simple pleasures, trips to the store, taking walks, fishing, motorcycle rides, watching his favorite TV shows, playing catch, and watching his grandsons exceed in all their sport and school activities.

Frank had a special ability of reaching people through his loud voice, caring heart, contagious laugh and love and faith in God.

Frank is survived by his wife, Yolanda, his daughter, Eileen (Chavez) Gutierrez (33y), his son Frank Chavez IV (31y), and daughter-in-law Jamie Garcia. Three grandchildren, Jose Jacob (JJ) Gutierrez (13y), Matthew Gutierrez (9y), and Jezerai Chavez (1y), two sisters, Letty (Chavez) and Raymond Gonzalez, Serena (Rivera) and Steve Carrasco. And of course, many nieces, nephews, cousins, sister & brother in-laws, and friends survive him.


Family, friends, and all others who knew Frank, are invited to Frye Chapel in Brawley, CA on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., to rejoice, reminisce, and support each other while we celebrate the memory of our dad, Frank.  Services to be followed at the Riverview Cemetery with services by Pastor Ramon Arroyo.


  1. I will tell a loving story……my primo a pioneer from Brole thru my summer rides as a child his voice was unique but he always made me feel loved with is laughter with is down ride and his G status. Primo even tho in our vidas we did not talk day to day that one honorable day when I called you less than 2 yrs ago to help me find the carne for my mom’s party you spoke a word you said….” Hey Pixie…I got this… I love my Tia so much. I wanna do this for her” I will cherish those words and the proud words that you also said to me that you talked to my pop, Roumaldo Romero for almost two hours and told him about your meds and everything that you were going thru. you said, I love my Tio… he is such an intelligent person… You told me he talked to you for 2 hrs. Then the biggest gift of all, the donation you gave to help bury your primo Leroy Chavez. I know he was there waiting next the Our Gracious father with Open Arms. Like a Broleno… Much love primo My pioneer por vida!!!!

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