I'm glad we got the chance to meet Tynan and were able to be a part of his life. He is with the Angles and smiling down on you and your family. I'm sorry we were not able to make the services, your in my thoughs and prayers. God Bless you during this difficult time.
Tynan Gerard Chapa, age 5, joined The Big Rodeo in the Sky on July 29, 2012, after bravely battling leukemia for three years and branding the hearts of many near and far.
Although he was known for being shy, Tynan will always be remembered for his humor, tenacity and being wise beyond his years. Though he was blessed with the love and support of thousands, the true blessing was the lesson we were all taught by his battle – how to love, fight, and live like a true cowboy. Among his many interests, Tynan enjoyed bull riding, hunting and baseball.
Tynan is survived by his parents, Janie and Gerardo Chapa Jr., and his older sister, Sykora, age 9. Grandparents; Estella Perez Lassiter, Gerardo B. Chapa and Rene R. Vera. Aunts; Norma Dupree (Michael), Anissa R. Vera. Uncles; Benito Chapa (Berta), Roel Chapa (Nanette), Isidro Vera, Luis R. Vera (Veronica), Flavio R. Vera (Monica) and Joaquin R. Vera. Tynan was preceded in death by his grandmother, Irma Alanis Chapa.
A visitation will be held to celebrate the life of our cowboy at The Church Without Walls on Thursday, August 2, from 6-9 pm. The church is located at 5725 Queenston Blvd. Houston, TX 77084.
The funeral Mass will be held Friday, August 3, at Christ the Redeemer starting at 10:30 am. The church is located at 11507 Huffmeister Rd. Houston, TX 77065. Reception to follow immediately after services.
The Chapa family wishes to express its appreciation and gratitude for the continued prayers, love, support and encouragement that has carried them through this difficult journey.
Donations to the family can be made at tynanscrusade.blogspot.com using the paypal button. The family recommends ordering flowers through Reyna at American Bella Flowers by calling 281-890-9931.