DAVID NASH LOUGHRIDGE Age 33, a resident of Santa Fe, NM, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, January 19, 2014. David is survived by his father, Bruce; mother, Lesle; brother, Brian and wife, Cherokee; niece, Makayla; and nephews, Aiden and Tanner. David was born in Albuquerque, NM. He attended Eisenhower middle school. La Cueva high school and Hope Connection School in Albuquerque, and Kents Hill school in Kents Hill, ME. David was currently attending Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, NM. While in middle school, David was an accomplished gymnast, achieving both the New Mexico State and Region Nine First Place Championships. After attending the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, he went on to the 1994 Men's Junior Olympic National Championship, winning 5th place. During his college years, he was a motorcycle enthusiast and loved "carving canyons", sometimes at the expense of attending an algebra class. One summer while working construction, he decided he would like to learn and operate large tractor-trailer vehicles. He took and passed his CDL license of which he was very proud. David's passion was in photography and was a self-taught professional. He captures the most beautiful, abstract and heartwarming moments from his life. In 2009 he produced his own photography show, "Hall of Fools". David spent the past several years in Santa Fe working with Meow Wolf, a talented group of men and women who bring together a collaborative arts culture to the city. David helped to produce and starred in Meow Wolf's "The Moon Is To Live On" and in 2011 David was a key producer of the company's spectacular "The Due Return". This wonderful group became his family and together they lived and spent many long, hard working hours devoted to their projects. David leaves behind a legacy of selfless kindness, always putting others before himself. His passion, drive and love for others can be found in every project David was involved in and with each individual he encountered. Our hearts are heavy with his loss, but our spirits are lifted high with the loving memories and impact David made in all of our lives. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 12:00 p.m., at FRENCH - Lomas. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Family and friends may visit FRENCH - Lomas on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Brian Loughridge, Loren Dent, Eric Hoffpauir, Vince Kadlubek, Jett Boynton and Sean Di Ianni. In lieu of flowers, David would have loved that donations be sent to his beloved Meow Wolf, C/O Vince Kadlubek, 2451 Vereda Ebcanto, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Please visit our online guest book for David at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505-275-3500
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900