James Aaron Navarro

James Aaron Navarro, 47 years old, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021. He was born April 17, 1974, in Lancaster, California to Ernesto Navarro Jr & Barbara Lynn Cobble.

Aaron was raised in Mojave, California & Waynesboro, Virginia. He is a graduate of Waynesboro High School. Aaron was very popular in high school & loved to play baseball, basketball & football. He also enjoyed being in choir.

Aaron worked as a sales representative for Contempo Tile. He took pride in & loved his job. When Aaron wasn’t on the softball field, He loved to golf, fish, & go camping. He also loved to go to the movies, watch his shows, & read books that moved him in a positive direction. Aaron loved his Philadelphia Eagles-Go Eagles!

Aaron was always volunteering & encouraging others to do the same. Among his volunteer efforts were serving at Switchpoint, anything and all he could do to support NA fundraisers & the mentors program. Aaron always liked things to be his way: neat & clean! He also loved being boss. Yet he was a bossy, big teddy bear with a huge heart. Aaron was always there for you, even when you did not want him to. He also seriously thought he was a comedian & loved to give cow kisses. Aaron liked his head to be smooth & shiny & he always dressed sharp.

Aaron was just shy of six years clean & sober. He was a monumental influence in the NA community & will always be a legend to all that knew him. No one will ever forget Aaron’s big smile, huge bear hugs, goofy faces, big ass head, and his infectious laugh. We will all miss our guardian angel who was always checking on us. He was never perfect, none of us are. Yet he tried every day to do better.

He was an amazing father, brother, son, uncle, friend, father figure/“grandpa”. Remember to live as Aaron would. He is watching over us now & will forever be in our hearts. This is not goodbye; it is only until we meet again…

Aaron is survived by his children: Tulsa Strader (Virginia), Tucker Strader (Virginia), Tristan Turner (Virginia), Dallas Navarro (St. George), Kyson Certonio (St.George), and Saleena Navarro (St. George); His sister Nydia Owes (St. George), brother Chance & his wife Kristen Navarro (St. George), sister Kathryn Clark (Washington), niece Renea Owes (St. George), nephew Aric Navarro (St. George), nephew Miles Navarro (St. George), niece Olive Navarro (St. George), nephew Isaiah Navarro (St. George), father Ernesto Navarro Jr. (Washington), former wife Katrina Navarro (St. George) & girlfriend Season Ence (St. George).

Aaron is preceded in death by his mother Barbara “Bobbie” Navarro.

There will be a viewing on Friday, September 17, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.

A second viewing will be Saturday, September 18, 2021, 9:30 – 10:30 am, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Red Cliffs Ward, 1155 N 1400 W, St. George, Utah.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, 11:00 am The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Red Cliffs Ward.

Interment will be in the Santa Clara City Cemetery.

Family and friends that are unable to attend are invited to view the funeral service online by clicking on the link below.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86196968961  (Password: 906906)

In lieu of flowers, the family asks in honor of Aaron that donations may be made to Switchpoint: 948 N 1300 W St. George, UT 84770.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, UT (435)-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Aaron’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.



6:00 – 8:00 pm Spilsbury Mortuary (110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah)

Second Visitation


11:00 am


2nd Visitation
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 9:30 – 10:30 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Red Cliffs Ward
1155 N 1400 W
St. George, Utah

Funeral Service
11:00 am


12:00 pm
Santa Clara City Cemetery
1950 Ancestery Way
Santa Clara, Utah

Guest Book

11 Responses

  1. I still can’t belive u are gone but I feel you next to me. So I know no matter where I go or what I do your still with me in my heart. I love u Aaron more than words can ever say. Fly high my dearest friend til we meet again.

  2. I love you my friend ❤ I’m going to miss seeing you in the Rooms of NA, with that big beautiful smile and most of all your hugs!😭 Thank you so much for our long talks. God surely did gain a beautiful Awsome man!😘💜
    Missed But Never Forgotten.

  3. Prayers and love to his family He was an amazing person and loved by so many people. I’m so happy I got the opportunity to meet him.

  4. Navarro was always a smiling joy! Even when I was grumpy and/or pissed off he could make me laugh by saying something so ridiculous that I couldn’t help but giggle and tell him he was dumb. He was always there for anyone and everyone! We will miss him so much! Give those we lost to this disease a big ol’ bear hug for us!

  5. I am so very sorry for your loss , Dallas, Saleena and Katrina and the whole family and friends!!!! Know Delilah and I are always here for you!!! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!!!!

  6. Aaron, while we met recently, I loved you immediately. You had a warm smile and a protective spirit. You were so good to my friend Season. She loved you with all of her heart. She looked forward to your lives together. I know you’re still around and watching over all of your people. You’re an inspiration to so many and I do wish we had more time. Rest In Peace, Aaron.

  7. My Dear Nephew Aaron I am so happy we got to speak on the phone 1 more time , I will never forget your baby smile ! Your blond hair and especially the Virgina accent you came back with! I will miss you Aaron and I’m so proud of what you have accomplished in your years , you you touched a lot of people in your sobriety..

  8. Hello Aaron… I never had the chance to meet you, but I know your beautiful daughters, Dallas and Saleena.
    We love them so much! I’m so sorry you had to leave …. but I am also happy for your freedom!
    No more sorrow , no more pain, true freedom in Paradise with Jesus , Gods Angels, and the ones who proceeded before you.
    It must be a beautiful sight !
    If you happen to see my Son , which I’m sure you already have, tell him I love him.
    I’ll be seeing you both, in due time…… Carry on in Paradise my future friend✝️

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