Andrew went home to our Lord much too soon. He was born in Oxnard, Calif., grew up in Santa Paula, went to college in Santa Barbara and worked in Pagosa Springs. After graduating from Laurel Springs School in Ojai, Andrew pursued his interest in cooking. He attended Santa Barbara City College’s culinary program.
He loved the mountains, particularly fishing, and in 2011 moved to Colorado, where the family spent summer vacations. He worked at several restaurants in Pagosa and Durango.
Andrew is preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Virginia Serrano, and sister Debby Chacon. He leaves behind his son, Kristian Smith; parents Bob and Rose Chacon; brothers Robert, Danny and Peter; sister Kathy Jones (Brian Jones); nephew Matthew Jones; and niece Natalie Jones.
Services for Andrew will be at St. Sebastian Church, Santa Paula, Calif. Rosary will be recited Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Friday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Santa Paula Pierce Bros Cemetery.