Felix Natividad Jr. (known as “Nat”), 71, of Kingman, Arizona, passed away on Saturday October 9, 2021 at Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman, Arizona.
Nat was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on November 7, 1949, to Felix Natividad Sr. and Edna Earl Natividad. On November 4, 1968, he joined the United States Marine Corps (USMC). While at USMC, he fought for this great county as he was during the Vietnam War. In 1979, he transferred from the USMC to the United States Air Force (USAF). On March 13, 1998, Nat retired from the USAF.
Nat began his career at the California Department of Corrections (CDC), as a correctional officer at the Duel Vocational Institution (DVI) on December 27, 1976. In 1984 he was promoted to correctional sergeant. Nat was then transferred to Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP) on December 12, 1988, where he was promoted to Correctional Lieutenant on October 16, 1989. He retired on December 26, 2005 after a three-decade career. Nat didn’t stop there though, serving as a retired annuitant from February 2006 to March 2012. Everyone who knew Nat knew his CDC nickname as “RAT-A-TAT-NAT”.
Nat married Guadalupe Banda (known as “Lupe”) on November 10, 1972 in San Francisco, California. Nat loved to dance Country n ‘Western with his wife Lupe. He also enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle, attending his grandchildren’s functions, hanging out at Moose Lodge and the American Legion, and being surrounded by family and friends. Nat was a member of the Moose Lodge, the American Legion, the VFW and the CCPOA.
He is survived by his wife, Lupe Natividad; children, Ramona (Mike) Harrell, Sabrina Natividad, Michael Renee Natividad, Richard (Summer) Natividad and Felicia Natividad; siblings, Ann Refre, Marie McCrery, Charlie Natividad, Roberta (Larry) Lunsford, Robbie Natividad and Renee Jarrell; grandchildren, Patrick Natividad, Benjamin Natividad, Jerrik Natividad, Jake Rayner, Jonathan Natividad, Christopher “CJ” Orozco Jr., Joel Rayner and Isabella Copple; great-grandchild, Fisher Lee Cotton, as well as several other nieces and nephews.
Nat was predeceased by his parents, Felix Natividad Sr. and Edna Earl Natividad; siblings, Domingo Natividad, Michael David Natividad, Katharine Smith and Gerada Watson; and her granddaughter, Miryea Macaria Bridges (known as Mimie).
Nat served his country as a veteran and peace officer. He was very patriotic and very proud of his country because he always carried the American flag. He was very family oriented, and his humor fondly remembered by friends. Nat will never be forgotten, he will always be in our hearts and he is now the angel of our family.
The viewing will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (301 E. Spring St., Kingman, AZ. 86401) on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, starting at 10 a.m., with the rosary starting at 10:30 a.m. funeral mass will follow at 11 a.m.
Interment will be held at the Southern Nevada Veterans Cemetery (1900 Veterans Memorial Drive., Boulder City, NV 89005) on Thursday, October 28, 2021, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Arrangements have been left in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral and Crematorium.
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