RAYMONDVILLE, Texas—Aaron McClaugherty, Sargent, passed away in Raymondville, Texas on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 after a long battle with heart problems complicated by cancer.
Aaron was born in Monte Vista and graduated from Harrison High School in Colorado Springs. He entered the United States Navy at the age of 19 and served seven years. He worked at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Aaron also worked in the Cayman Islands, Alabama, Georgia and Los Angeles, Calif. in the restaurant business before returning to Colorado and starting his online jewelry business.
His hobbies included music, bike riding, jewelry making and enjoyed long conservations with friends and family. His objective in life was his family; he always called and sent cards for birthdays and special occasions.
Aaron was a very giving individual, loveable, outgoing and a gentle soul, with a wonderful sense of humor. He was a selfless individual, who went through life helping others. Aaron was a special individual and we thank him for sharing his life with all of us.
Aaron was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper White of Center and Mr. Mrs. J. Kyle McClaugherty of Sargent and his brother Raymond McClaugherty.
Aaron is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McClaugherty of Raymondville, Texas his mother Agnes Klapesky of Devine, Texas; brothers Ralph (Joy) McClaugherty of St. Joseph Ill; John McClaugherty; Charles (Pearl) McClaugherty of Belen, N.M.; Ethan (Cassandra) McClaugherty of Canon City, Colo.; Andrew McClaugherty of Monte Vista and Robert Klapesky of San Antonio, Texas; one sister Julie (Jim) Nash of Denver. Aaron is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his Uncle Kyle McClaugherty of Franktown, Colo.
Services were held at Calvary Christian Church Raymondville, Texas. A Memorial and celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Colorado.