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In Memory of

Eric Ray Aurora

December 29, 1990 - November 16, 2016

Obituary


Eric Ray Aurora, age 25, born December 29, 1990 left this world on November
16, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona.
Eric always wanted to be the best he could as well as be a part of or
influence something bigger. He never settled for mediocrity and was never
arrogant. He did everything with passion; not reckless abandon. He was
strong in heart and spirit; not overbearing. He would give anyone the shirt
on his back or the car in his garage if he didn't need it.
He...

Eric Ray Aurora, age 25, born December 29, 1990 left this world on November
16, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona.
Eric always wanted to be the best he could as well as be a part of or
influence something bigger. He never settled for mediocrity and was never
arrogant. He did everything with passion; not reckless abandon. He was
strong in heart and spirit; not overbearing. He would give anyone the shirt
on his back or the car in his garage if he didn't need it.
He began elementary school in Apache Junction, AZ where he took 3rd in the
district math bee in 2nd grade. We moved to Joseph City, AZ where he
graduated as Salutatorian of his graduation class in 2009. He graduated from
the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Magna
Cum Laude.
While in college he learned the trade of wood-working, which he found to be
a better fitting career. He had just accepted a new job and was moving to
Chandler for the next phase of life's journey. He was excited for the new
opportunity and had hopes of one day owning his own business.
Eric was just plain funny. He touched everyone with his smile, witty humor
and heart. He was deeply devoted to his friends and family (blood or by
choice).
The man was shameless. There wasn't much he wouldn't try, say, wear, or put
onto film. He was the type of person who would ride or walk or run beside
you...unless it was a race.
He was guided by his two amazing parents, Michael and Stephanie Aurora and
he was supported and worshiped by his younger sister Britni Aurora. He was a
best friend and rugged adventurer with his many cousins, nieces and nephews
who are too many to count, and he was respected, admired and an inspiration
to his friends throughout all the years.
He will be meeting his grandfathers; Joseph (Papa Joe) Aurora, William (Bud)
Elvidge and Alvin Rubio. His grandmother; Mary Holsworth. His uncles, Alvin
Rubio, William (Willy) Rubio and Larry Wagner.
It is with very heavy hearts that we say goodbye to this amazing human for
to us he was not only a handy-man, friend, comedian, athlete, scholar, lover
and fighter but the best person you could ever have the privilege of
knowing. But this goodbye is not forever; it is only until we see you and
your bright shining smile once again. See you soon, beer in hand, to cheer
on the Cardinals, brother.
"Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond
words and will be missed beyond measure." - Unknown