David A.   Chavez
David Chavez
David A. Chavez

April 8, 1984 - June 2, 2021
Born in Mexico
Resided in Urbandale, Iowa
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David A. Chavez, 37, went to his forever home on June 2, 2021 with his family by his side after a long and courageous battle with Short Telomeres Syndrome. Throughout his battle which included a double lung transplant in 2018, David impressed everyone around him with his amazing attitude and complete lack of complaints.

David was born in Mexico and lived in Arizona until he turned 18 and then moved to Iowa to be with Jamie and Marissa. He married Jamie on May 6, 2006. The two share three beautiful children together.

David enjoyed working. He spent several years at Sears as a manager in several departments before switching jobs to be a manager at Target. He cherished the relationships with his fellow employees, and all became important friends.

Family was so important to David. Watching his kids do what they love and just have fun was what he truly lived for. David and Jamie met when they were 12 and the bond they had was like no other. David befriended everyone he came in contact with. He was full of life and never took a moment for granted.

David is survived by his wife of 15 years, Jamie, and their three children, Marissa, Ryan, and Isaiah and numerous other relatives.

A visitation will be held on Monday from 4-7p.m. at Iles Funeral home with cremation to follow and a memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 10:30a.m. at Grimes Methodist Church with a luncheon to follow.

Memorial gifts may be made to the family. Online condolences will be welcomed at






Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, June 7, 2021
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Memorial Service
Grimes United Methodist Church
801 W 1st St A
Grimes, IA US 50111
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
10:30 AM