Arron Renee Diaz (1966-2022)

Arron Renee Diaz (1966-2022)

Our beloved Arron Renee Diaz, 55, passed away on April 24th, 2022 at home surrounded by family at her bedside.
Arron was born on November 30th, 1966 in Orange, California. She was born with Down Syndrome. At the time of her birth, doctors said Arron would not live past 12 years of age and placing her in an institution should be considered as an option. Arron defied those odds and remained at home all of her life enjoying camping, eating out, family road trips and an active life. She competed in gymnastics, running, bowling and ice skating in the Special Olympics. There are many things that are classic Arron; she loved going to COSTCO and having lunch on the outside patio. Arron liked dancing the Macarena, break dancing, listening to Michael Jackson songs and watching Rocky movies. She loved her many dolls and the family dogs Tinkerbell, Cali and Humphrey. Arron also enjoyed relaxing on the couch with Jackson, the ratty twenty year old cat. Most of all, Arron loved her family and hanging out with her Dad!
During the later years, Arron suffered from conditions related to Down Syndrome and dementia. The family would like to thank Arron’s Primary Care Physician Dr. Michael Tushla, Santa Paula Emergency Room/ICU Physicians Dr. Anthony Walls, Dr. Tyler Barr and Dr. Clare Donnelly-Taylor and the many nurses, respiratory therapists and medical staff at Santa Paula Hospital for their compassionate care of Arron. Arron also received compassionate care and assistance from Tri-Counties Regional Center and ARC of Ventura County, where Arron attended for over twenty years until her health began to fail. The Family would like to specifically thank Mary Sawyer and Alice Rivera from ARC for their love for Arron. And, Access TLC Hospice Care nurses Renee and Stephanie for their care of Our Arron in those final hours. And, Arron’s Niece Bethany for the devotion and care she gave to her Auntie Arron for the last 1 1/2 years of her life and specifically the last hours when Bethany remained vigilant with Our Honey’s care.
Arron is the daughter of Richard and Carolyn Diaz of Fillmore, California. She’s also survived by Sisters Brooke Heinrich (Rob) of Flagstaff, Arizona, Julia Fitzgibbons (Daniel) of North Hollywood, California, and Brother Phillip (Cynthia) Diaz of Chula Vista, California. Nephews Jordan Cox (Christine Hendriks) of Scottsdale, Arizona, Joshua Cox of Flagstaff, Arizona, Beckett Fitzgibbons and Chase Fitzgibbons of North Hollywood, California. Nieces Bethany Cox of Fillmore, California, Brynna Cox of Flagstaff, Arizona and Hailee Diaz of Chula Vista, California and many uncles, aunties and lifelong friends who love her very much. Arron was preceded in death by Grandpa Cecelio and Grandma Joan Diaz, Grandma Ruth Dorton and Grandpa Bill Brunett, Uncles Alan and John Diaz and Aunties Janis and Diane Diaz.
Our family misses Arron very much and Arron’s presence in our lives will always be there! A celebration of Arron’s life will be on Sunday, June 12th, 2022 at 12:00pm at the Fillmore Veterans Memorial Building, 511 Second St, Fillmore, California. So that the family can have an estimated attendance to order enough food, please RSVP to