Christopher Craig Aaron, age 72, passed away August 12, 2022 in Salt Lake City UT surrounded by family and loved ones.
Chris was born September 21, 1949 in San Francisco, California to Clarence Cleo Aaron and Irene Dabbs and was the youngest of 4 children.
After graduating from Montgomery High school in 1967 Chris served an honorable full time mission in Bolivia in the Mision Sur Andina mission. He helped change many lives in Bolivia through his music and his hard work. His mission had a huge impact on his life and would later return to Bolivia to live.
Chris was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many capacities throughout the years. But his favorite was his time spent in the temples. He frequented the temples here in Utah and pioneered the work in the new Cochabamba Bolivia Temple when it opened in 2000.
His love for temple work went hand in hand with his love for genealogy. He would work tirelessly to connect the dots and to find long lost ancestors who still hadn’t had the opportunity to receive the blessings of this gospel. Many on this side of the veil and the other were blessed because of his diligent efforts.
Chris was very talented in many ways but his most natural gift was music. Dad was singing and harmonizing from an early age. He formed a band while on his mission called Los Tres Mormones. They performed all over the mission and left a big impact there. After returning from his mission he spent many hours with his cousins and other friends in the studio creating, mixing, and recording music. They would perform anywhere they could, church events, school, concerts. He wrote many songs that delivered powerful messages and are favorites of his family members to this day!
The golden years of his life he was ill, but he never complained and would always respond to any question asked about his sickness… “I’m not in pain, and I’m grateful for that!”
He fought the good fight, and finally found his way back home. We will miss you!
Chris is survived by his wife, Cecilia Aaron, his kids, grandkids, his sisters, and countless cousins, nieces and nephews and friends whom he considered family, all of whom loved him very much.
A viewing will be held Friday the 19th from 7-9 pm at the Anderson & Goff Mortuary:
11859 South 700 East
Draper, UT 84020
The funeral will take place Saturday the 20th at 10:00 am. There will be another viewing that morning from 9:00 am - 9:45 am next to the chapel:
288 River Chapel Road
Draper, UT 84020
In lieu of flowers, please consider cash donations to the family Venmo: