12/14/1983 - 02/14/2023
Service Date: 03/06/2023
Service Time: 1:00PM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery Funeral Home 2100 E. Queen Creek Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85297

Zachary James Bighorn fought the good fight, holding steadfast to his faith and on February 14th, 2023 finished the race.

Zac, a member of the Fort Peck Indian Tribe, was born December 14th, 1983 to Ernest and Teresa Bighorn.  He was the oldest brother to his eight siblings Justin, Cherice McGowan, Raeshelle Tod, Seth, Luree Galvin, Lane, and Tayden with 12 nieces and 10 nephews.  Grandson to Ernest Bighorn, and Lindy Bighorn.  He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and his three children, Zephaniah, Tristan and Lilianna.

Zac had a passion for education, gaming, and Brazilian Jujitsu; but most of all his life was led by his love for God.  He had a very playful, light hearted disposition, always joking with a contagious laugh and ear to ear grin.  Once he mastered a skill, he loved sharing his knowledge. He was a dedicated mentor with the ability to see the potential in someone that they otherwise could not see in themselves.

His greatest purpose in life was to walk with Christ and be a light in this world that cannot be diminished. May we learn from Zac’s example, that we may join him in God’s eternal radiance

Zac will be remembered fondly by those who knew him as selfless, dedicated, and loving. He will be deeply missed, yet will live on in the memories of those whose lives he touched. We are all blessed to have known Zac, because simply knowing him has brought tremendous joy to us all.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Zac on Monday, March 6th, 2023 at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297

The lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?  The lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?

 Psalms 27:1


  • Ernest J. Lambert

    My deepest condolences to Ernest, Teresa and all the families may our Lord watch over and comfort you in this difficult time

  • My condolences to the family.

  • Val & Susie (Lambert) Parker

    Prayers and condolences to Champ and family. Blessings to Zac’s family. Your family was truly blessed with such an amazing son, husband, and father. He’s an Angel who will watch over all🌹🙏

  • Val & Susie (Lambert) Parker

    Prayers and condolences to Champ and family. Blessings to Zac’s family. Your family was truly blessed with such an amazing son, husband, and father who’s now an Angel who will watch over all🌹🙏

  • I am so sorry for your loss.. I am praying for you all..

  • Zac was my manager, mentor, spiritual advisor. He touched so many lives in the workplace. Always positive, always a smile. My sincere condolences to the entire Bighorn family. God had another job he needed to fill and the required qualification was a warrior, and Zac was chosen to continue to fight God’s battles.

  • So hard to lose a child, no words can express properly orher than that you have my sincere prayers for his wife and children and his parents and siblings, grandparents.

  • Zac was my first impression of ADP, he was my manager. His wealth of knowledge, comforting support, and insightful words are surely missed. Zac left a huge imprint on ADP, and all the people he managed or mentored are better for knowing him. A fabulous soul. My condolences and prayer to Zac’s family. Heaven truly has a new Angel.

  • Zac was such a bright light at work, he will be immensely missed. Wishing the family, the strength to face the days ahead and loving memories to cherish always.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Zac. He was a great man and friend. My condolences to his family. We are better for knowing him.

  • Janice L Clendenen

    Ernie and family I am so sorry for your loss.
    Prayers for you all 🙏🏻

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