Arthur Anthony Aragon
June 13, 1935 – June 27, 2020
ARTHUR ANTHONY ARAGON JUNE 13, 1935 - JUNE 27, 2020 Art Aragon, beloved father and friend, passed away suddenly on June 27, 2020. Art was born in Sapello, New Mexico on a farm, to Quirina Perea Aragon and Filadelfio Aragon. Art was enormously proud of his New Mexican heritage. He grew up in Brighton, Colorado. Upon graduating from High School, Art joined the United States Air Force. After boot camp he married his beloved Grace, where upon they lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Amarillo, Texas. After the Air Force and after several years being back home in Denver, Colorado, he moved his family to Stockton, California and then to Fresno for a new adventure. Art was a personable, kindhearted man with great integrity. He was loved deeply by his family and friends. Art loved people. He loved to socialize, tell jokes and laugh. He had a beautiful singing voice and played the saxophone in his youth and had a dance band. Art sang in the choir at Holy Spirit church for many years and was a member of the Guadalupe Society of Sacred Heart church as well as the Knights of Columbus. Art and Grace volunteered for many functions with Guadalupe Society and the Knights of Columbus. Art and Grace had many friends and enjoyed socializing, traveling and dancing. He lived his life fully with joy and laughter. Art's worked in the transportation industry in trucking for over 50 years. Near retirement he ventured out and took a position at Whitehurst in sales. He genuinely enjoyed the change of industries and helping people. Art is survived by his beloved wife Grace, children Mickie Aragon, Margie Aragon- Conway, Tim Aragon and their respective spouses Tamera Aragon and Mike Conway, as well as his granddaughter, Abigail Grace Aragon. Art will be missed by his sister, Teddy Suazo, sister-in-law Viola Rael and many beloved nephews, nieces and friends. We would like to thank his caregiver Mary Moles for her kindness and support.
Arthur Anthony Aragon
July 2, 2020
I’ve been blessed to know Art for 52 years. He was not only one of several wonderful men on the street I grew up on who served as a magnificent roll model, but he was also a fine husband to Grace and an fabulous father to Mickie, Margie, and Tim, and a scout leader. I can honestly say, I never knew anyone who spent more than two minutes with Art who didn’t love him. That’s what he was about; always kind, compassionate, and always there if you needed him.
The news of his passing, of course, has hit everyone who knew him like a Mack truck; but when that shock subsides, I’d bet the farm everyone’s memories and thoughts, whenever his name is mentioned, will bring about smiles, laughter, and warm, wonderful memories. Because we won’t be thinking about how Art died, but about how he lived.
And in all the years I’ve known him, and all the joy and positivity I saw him bring to other’s lives, all I can say is...How he DID live!
Rest well, my friend. And while it was, in comparison, but a sliver in time, thank you for being a part of making that time, extraordinary.
July 2, 2020
I met my father in law about 25 years ago and can say with all honesty that he never had one negative thing to say about anyone or anything EVER. He was kind and caring and funny. I had know idea how much I loved him except for now I just can't fill this empty place in my heart and tears just keep coming. I know he is receiving well deserved rewards in heaven singing with my mom, and I am so happy for him. It brings a whole new meaning to John 3:16 today knowing the price that was paid for him to be there. But even knowing this, my heart is heavy. I am just going to miss him so very much. So grateful for the Aragon family and the blessing I have to be a part of it. Special prayers for as great as my loss feels, Tim, Margie and Mickie have had to say goodbye to their most beautiful daddy and the most loving grandfather to his only granddaughter, Abigail.
Donna (Trujillo) Abbott
July 1, 2020
After years of our lost relationship...Danny let me know you were in town and invited my husband and me to come see you Nino, and Nina Grace... I know God gave me the chance to see you again...and I am eternally grateful to Danny and Him. We chatted only a couple times and a letter/card sent/received to/by each other... Nino you had not changed and were so sincere and loving...as we connected in our communication... I was saddened because Nina did not know who I was... My memories when I was young and spent time with you and Nina are with me...always...the pearl necklace you gave me...I still have it today... I will cherish you and hold my necklace fondly near and in my heart always... I Love you Nino... I Love my Nina... Watch over me and be my guardian angel... May you have found your place in our Saviors Kingdom where you will be at peace and forever happy...until we meet again...