Arturo Aragon

July 20, 1943February 1, 2012

Arturo “Tury” Aragon, 68, loving husband and father, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, after battling, and ultimately succumbing to illness.

Preceded in death by his parents, Nicandro Aragon and Eloisa (Fierro) Aragon, he leaves behind his loving wife of 42 years, Yolanda (Parra) Aragon; his son, Albert Aragon and wife Obdulia, his son Adrian Aragon and wife Arlene, his son Arthur Aragon and wife Kelly, his daughter Arlene Aragon-Machorro and husband Antonio, his daughter Amanda Aragon, his son Andre Aragon and wife Blanca, and son Aaron Aragon. He also leaves behind twelve grandchildren, four brothers and five sisters.

Born, raised and a lifelong resident of El Paso, he attended Ysleta High School from 1957 until he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1960. After four years of service he received an honorable discharge and returned to El Paso where he attended the University of Texas at El Paso. In 1970 he entered into Civil Service with the United States Postal Service where he retired after 36 years.

Following his father’s passion for baseball, Tury played in Ysleta youth baseball leagues as a young boy and transitioned to a player and coach in the Lower Valley Semi-Pro Baseball league as an adult where he played with E.H. Baeza and the Ysleta Indians in the early 1970’s and coached the El Paso A’s from 1975-78.

An avid do-it-yourself, home improvement enthusiast, he always wanted to make a better home for his family. Grand ideas paved the way for numerous home improvement projects completed with the help of his sons and brothers.

Although Tury is gone, we are at peace in knowing he is now rejoicing with the one he loved so dear, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His presence will be greatly missed, but he will live in our hearts forever. He fought a long and hard battle and now, he walks with God.

Visitation and Rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. at St Raphael Catholic Church on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Funeral Mass will be held at Noon on Monday, February 6, 2012, at St. Raphael Catholic Church followed by interment at Fort Bliss National Cemetery at 2:00 pm.


  • Visitation and Rosary Saturday, February 4, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Monday, February 6, 2012

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Victor Lucero

February 8, 2012

Dear Family,
As we mourn the loss of a family member let us remember "Uncle Tury" for the memories that were built by a great man. He was a father and a husband, a brother and an uncle, he was a patriot and he believed in God. Arturo believed in discipline which he displayed in his life every day. This example has played a major role in the family which misses him. It laid a foundation which now his sons and daughters will now excercise in their own lives in their own way. This legacy will continue for years to come. Let us build on what was laid before us and make this life a better one in Tury's honor. We will all miss him dearly.
Victor, Lisa Adam and Abel Lucero

February 7, 2012

My deepest sympathies. May the "God of all comfort," help to ease the pain of your grief during this time.(1 Cor 1:3,4)

Amanda Aragon

February 7, 2012

I miss u Daddy Love you very much !

Rosie and Danny Montoya

February 7, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Cousin Bertha & Jerry Gonzalez

February 7, 2012

Our prayers are with you and your family, may god give you strength during the lost of your husband.

Mary Schnitz

February 6, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Mike Casey

February 6, 2012

Mr. Aragon,
Sir, as a fellow Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served in the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
Mike Casey USMC '85-'89

Lisa Aragon Stokes

February 6, 2012

I'll always remember Uncle always working so hard on his house, on the yard. And his beautiful smile! Love you all and thinking about you in this difficult time.

Adrian Bustamante

February 5, 2012

Adrian, Mary, and daughters Breanna and Allison Bustamante
Minneola Florida

The memories of going to the baseball games, playing with the kids. We wish to send you love and our most deepest condolences.