Nathaniel Lawrence Mesplay “Nate” was born on March 6, 2000 in Boise, Idaho, to James and Marnie Mesplay. Nate walked into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 18, 2018, at the age of 18.
He is survived by his parents, James and Marnie Mesplay; his twin sister, Natalie Mesplay; and by his grandfather, Grant Anderson…along with numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his sister Nicole, grandmothers Patricia Mesplay and Margaret Anderson, and grandfather Jay Mesplay and great grandmother, Beulah Anderson.
Nate had many loves including hockey, where he played as defenseman for three years. He also enjoyed skeet shooting with his Grandfather and upland game hunting with his Dad. He also loved music and played both acoustic and electric guitars. When visiting Hawaii for the first time, he was most excited about purchasing a Ukulele which he played and displayed proudly.
He and his good friend and fellow musician, Liam Marchant, won a National medal at the National Science Olympiad competition in Florida while attending Saint Joseph’s Catholic School. It was quite a moment for them both. He also enjoyed snowboarding with his high school friends at Bogus Basin as often as he could. Nate was a member of the Boise High Mountain Biking team and rode many miles for pleasure at his favorite park, Camel’s Back.
Nate was incredibly gifted academically, maintaining a 4.2 GPA throughout high school. Math, chemistry and computer science were his passions. He even taught himself C++ computer programming.
He graduated Boise High School in May and was looking forward to beginning his college career in the Spring. He wanted to study chemical engineering and minor in music.
Nate’s family and friends loved his dry sense of humor, his quick wit, and spending time with him. We will all miss his sweet, gentle soul dearly.
A funeral mass for Nate will held at Our Lady of the Rosary in Boise on Friday, November 30th at 11 am.
In leiu of flowers donations can be made to Pathways Community Crisis Center of Southwest Idaho. www.pcccsi.com/donations.html