December 28, 1997- November 21, 2012
Nikolas is survived by his parents Jennifer Ventura-Trujillo and Diego Arencon; step-parents Vicente Trujillo and Lupe Arencon; siblings Adrianna Gatt, Michael Trujillo, Santino Arencon (13), Loliana Arencon, Diego Arencon Jr.; grandparents Jeanne and David Buck, Ray and Sharon Ventura, and Jose and Elizabeth Arencon; great grandparents Jennie Carpenter, Jane Ventura and Phillip and Lucille Sterling; aunts and uncles Rianne and Bernie Herrera, Monica Arencon-Smith and Terrance Smith, and Melanie and Niles Bartram. He was an incredibly loving uncle to Charlotte Swanson (2). He also is leaving behind numerous cousins and friends.
Nikolas was the love of our lives, a bright-shining soul. He taught us patience, love, kindness, and above all forgiveness. He had an infectious smile, compassion, and a huge heart for all people. He was taken abruptly from our lives, as his time on Earth was short. Yet he was a determined young man whom loved life. He loved his family. Nikolas had a wonderful sense of humor, was an avid Denver Broncos football fan and played all sports. He enjoyed skateboarding, wake-boarding, snowboarding, riding motorcycles, fishing, and camping. Nikolas was a member of Los Alamos High School ROTC and especially loved shooting and drill competitions. He had dreams and ambitions, as he wanted to be in the Marines and was applying to the New Mexico Military Institute. He also aspired to be a fire fighter like his father. He liked to spend time at his grandparents' land and drive their tractor. He enjoyed working with wood, fixing things and cooking for his mother. He was wonderful with kids. We all will miss him dearly. He will be forever in our hearts and will live on through us. We pray he is with the Lord now and will continue to spread his love onto others from Heaven.
And to Divine whom he tried to protect, Nikolas cared so much about you. We are grateful you were able to know our Nikolas and his love. Nikolas had the utmost respect for Brent Painter, his Gunny Sergeant for ROTC, and retired fire fighter Robbie Stibbard. Thank you for making a large impact in his life.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Nov. 28, 2012 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Serving the family as pallbearers will be: Ray Ventura, David Buck, Lonnie Gallegos, Dominic Browning, Kenneth Goodyear, Gabe Blea, Robert Larranaga, and Bob Lujan. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Los Alamos National Bank to the Nikolas Ventura-Arencon Memorial Fund. We will be donating all monies to the Wounded Warrior Project on Nikolas's behalf.
The family of Nikolas Rian Ventura-Arencon have entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477
Published in Los Alamos Monitor from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2012