Daniel Elwood Aragon

Our loving son, brother, uncle, nephew and good friend Daniel E. Aragon passed from this world on February 20th 2014 to join family and friends in the kingdom of heaven. He was our angel on earth and we are sure he will carry on his work for God in the upper room. Daniel Elwood Aragon was born to Danny and Tina Aragon on November 4th, 1996, attended school at Harris Elementary, Tooele Jr. High and most recently Tooele High and the CLC where he was taking college classes concurrently with his high courses. He received his religious education at the St. Marguerite’s Catholic Church. He was an excellent student in most all subjects the schools had to offer. He was member of the high school debate team in his first two years of high school and was once a team captain. His goal in life was to attend law school and become a successful attorney and we fully believe he would have made a great one. Brother Daniel was a caring, lovable and extremely handsome young man that gave so much to the world without even trying, he was truly beautiful inside and out. He was loved by his family and friends deeply. He had a wide variety of hobbies and interests such as; dirt biking, camping, on-line gaming, exploring new places but his greatest love was sports. Daniel was very energetic and loved being part of a team. His competitive nature made it possible for him to pursue his happiness through football and wrestling from the time he was just a small child. He was a member of the Varsity Football and Wrestling teams at Tooele High. He met many good friends through these activities and traveled to compete with them all over the state. On the football field he was a dedicated offensive and defensive lineman for his team and a courageous wrestler that competed with the biggest and toughest in the state of Utah. He once for part of a wrestling season agreed to fill the varsity 285 pound spot because the team was lacking a candidate even though he was much lighter than all the opponents. Daniel was a person who loved so deeply, puts his blood sweat and tears into everything he touched; a person that loved his parents, family, friends, coaches, church, school, and community. He was a born a leader, capable, strong, practical, curious, loyal, a perfectionist with powerful intellect , and he had the ability to put a smile on anyone’s face and made you feel good inside just by being around him. We will forever miss his beautiful smile, contagious laugh, kisses, wonderful hugs and his ever present affectionate ear tugs that he would always give to his family and friends, and we will even miss his practical jokes. Life will never be the same, but we will forever be grateful to Daniel for the time he spent with us teaching us how to be better parents, and people. We have faith in our Savior Jesus Christ that our beautiful Daniel is in his loving arms and is at peace waiting for us to join him at home in our Lord’s house. Daniel is survived by his father and mother Danny and Tina Aragon, Brothers Jacob (Cristina), Dylan, and Sister Jessica Garcia. Nieces, Lilly, Mia, Brianna, Elaina, Adriauna, and nephew Leandro, paternal grandmother Marcella Aragon, great grandfather Elizardo Vigil, his very special great grandmother, Gertrude Aragon and special uncle Marty Aragon, and many other aunts, uncles and cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by maternal grandmother Louise Martinez, Grandfather Herman Aviles Sr. paternal grandfather Robert F. Aragon, great grandfather Jose “Jake” Aragon, great grandmother Sally Vigil, great grandparents Albert and Mary Martinez. Services will be held at St. Marguerite’s Catholic Church in Tooele, Utah with a Viewing, and tribute to Daniel on Tuesday February 25th, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm and Funeral Mass on Wednesday February 26th, 2014 at 11:00 am (10am viewing). Following interment at the Tooele City Cemetery we would be deeply honored to have everyone’s company at a luncheon at St. Marguerites’ in honor of Daniels memory.

5 comments:

Teresa Steadman said...

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you Tina & Danny and family through this very difficult time, may God's love , grace and peace embrace you all and your beautiful Son Daniel, until you all meet again. Love the Steadman family.

Anonymous said...

Aragon family,
I am TRUELY sorry for your lost. I do not know Daniel but I have watched at all the sports events. I wish my words could heal all of your pain. In Death your son has touched me. - He has been my WAKEUP call along with Mr. Aragons words at the viewing. I hope this is awake up call for all parents. How well do you know your child on the inside? Myself I will say I thought I did. I was almost in the Aragons shoes. I had the the almost perfect child until one day he just snapped. I never thought in my wildest dreams this could of happen to me. Parents I strongly believe we have a problem in our small community. Us as parent and them as teens came with instructions we are just trying to guide our children into life. What we don't know is the snow ball they are carrying on their shoulders. I am a very strong believer everything happens for a reason. Maybe this should be a WAKEUP call for us all. Maybe it took something so tragic for us to open our eyes. Mr. & Mrs. Aragon I strongly believe you did an amazing job with Daniel do not ever doubt that. You two created an amazing young man it was just his time. Daniel earned his wings early because he was amazing and our father just needed him more then us on earth. Be happy for your son one day you will meet again. Danny after hearing you talk at the viewing you touched me & I hope some how you keep talking to these kids. Nobody should suffer a loss this great. After hearing you talk after all you are dealing with I know at the viewing you were trying to wake us all up & help these kids on there journey in life. You put your emotions aside to help. You are a very good man & I thank you. I wish I could take your pain away. I know it hurts but just remeber you all need to heel as one & pull yourself out of been no matter how hard it is because you still have more beautiful baby's whom as you need they need you more right now. I am sorry this has really touched my heart. Us as parents we are trying to guide, shelter, lead our children into life. Any advise from these parents I would love to hear. May Daniel Guide us all and our kids when they start to fall. My god be with this family.

Anonymous said...

Sorry *kids do not come with instructions as us parents did not.

Michelle Main said...
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Anonymous said...

Such a tragedy. May God's holy angels encamp your family and protect them during their mourning. May St. Peter hold your hand and walk you through heaven's gates to our loving, merciful savior, Jesus Christ. Your uncle Marty is one of my best friends...he loved you dearly and is deeply saddened by your loss. Pray for him and his family. You are an angel now, with many more responsibilities. Watch over your family on earth, your parents and your siblings. There will never be a day that goes by that your family will not be thinking of you, missing you, and wishing you were here...