Aaron Christopher Parrill, 39, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in Alamosa. Aaron came into the world on August, 31, 1982 in La Jara, Colorado, the only son of Chris and Tammy (Purdue) Parrill, and who they called their “million dollar baby” because they had hoped and prayed for him for years.
Aaron graduated from Alamosa High School in 2001 and went on to attend Newman University in Wichita, Kansas. He grew up playing and watching baseball, as well as cheering on his Atlanta Braves; he was a talented and skilled left-handed pitcher and first baseman who was a true fan of the game.
Aaron taught himself photography and had a niche for taking beautiful pictures of families and nature, as well as MMA fights, but also would be found out on the motocross track capturing everything around him, he was and forever will be known as the “Motographer King.” He was a talented man with an infectious grin, quiet and stubborn, and although he may not have had much, he would give what he had to those who needed it more and had a heart of gold.
He loved and cared about his friends and family, especially his wife, Tisha, and their children Hailynne (his Monster), Addyson (his Chunks), and Aleczander (his Batman). His kids were the light of his life and were the reason he worked and fought for what he had; he wanted to make them proud and be the dad they deserved.
Aaron, who his dad called Bandit, was a friend to more people than he thought, a protective big brother, and the apple of his parents’ eyes, even when he questioned it. He most recently worked at The Valley Courier as the production manager and enjoyed the work he did and loved seeing the final result in the newspaper. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him, whether on a personal level or from the photos he took.
His legacy and memory will live on through his children Hailynne, Addyson, and Aleczander Parrill of Alamosa, his wife Latisha (Tew) Parrill of Alamosa, his father Chris (Regina) Parrill of Monte Vista, his sister Ashley (Jason) Quintana of Alamosa, his bonus-daughter Chloe Wright-Kirsch of Colorado Springs, his nephews and niece Connor and Parker Vigil (his Little Men), Mitchell, Tanner, and Emmalie Quintana of Alamosa, his grandmother Dixie Ballard of Northglenn, his aunt Rickie (Jerry) Steinman of Northglenn, as well as numerous friends and extended family members, including Bernie Edsitty and Hank Hudson and family of Fort Defiance, Arizona.
Aaron is preceded in death and welcomed into heaven by his best friend and mother, Tammy Parrill, his grandparents Joyce and Frank Parrill, David Ballard, and Frank and Julia Anzick, his aunt and uncles Scott Parrill, Perry Purdue, and his namesake, Sharon Purdue, as well as his mother-in-law, Dianne Abshier.
Cremation was chosen per his request and a memorial service in Aaron’s honor will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 2 pm at Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa.
All who knew him knew that he was a simple man and would often wear a hoodie, jeans, and a baseball hat, even in the summer heat, so to honor him, his family requests that jeans and hoodies be worn at his memorial.
Online condolences, tributes and words of comfort may be left for Aaron’s family at www.RogersFunerals.com