Oscar Paul Aragon
Oscar Paul Aragon, age 84 of Avondale, AZ died November 13, 2018, in Goodyear, AZ. He was born November 2, 1934, in Coldwater, AZ to Thomas and Justita Aragon. Paul grew up in Avondale, AZ and graduated from Agua Fria High School. He worked in construction and lived and worked in many towns in Arizona and Utah, finally settling back in Avondale. He worked as the janitor for First Baptist Church of Avondale for 20 years, finally retiring in January 2018.
Paul was friendly and personable. He could talk with anyone wherever he was. He loved being with his friends and buddies. He was an excellent cook and loved to invite his friends to share in his massive meals. He especially liked having chili cookoffs where he would sometimes pass his wife, Dawna’s chili off as his own. He had a great sense of humor and loved to be the center of attention. He was a horseshoe champion for many years. He was also Santa Claus to many of the children in the area, especially at the church Christmas parties.
Paul had a great respect for Hopi culture. He and Dawna took in many children and shared their love and home with them for years. He is survived by his wife, Dawna; daughters Paula C. Aragon, Paddii Aragon, Julia Aragon, Denise Aragon; son, Tony Aragon; sisters Martha Bodner, Lila Schneider, Theresa A. Faulkner, Mary Jane Boirs; brothers, Lino Aragon, Patricio Aragon, and Tony Aragon; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Tewahonayoma; brothers and sisters-in-law, Alonzo and Margie Aragon, Ben and Jean Aragon, Abe and Hazel Aragon, and Morris and Juanita Aragon.
A visitation will be held at 9:00 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at First Southern Baptist Church, 1001 N. Central Avenue, Avondale, AZ 85323.