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Phillip James Arguello Jr.

November 10, 2000 ~ August 1, 2021 (age 20)


 Phillip James Arguello Jr., was born on November 10, 2000. He passed away August 1, 2021. Beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. He is survived by his  parents Phillip and Christina Arguello and his  brother Malakai Arguello of Arvada. He is survived by His grandma Mickey Arguello of Arvada.  Nephew to Drew and  Broquell Arguello also of Arvada.
 He is proceeded in death by his Grandpa “Pappo,” Tom Arguello. And Grandpa Robert Crosby.

   Phillip was born November 10, 2000 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. What a event that was. He waited until HE was ready to make an appearance. That was a long three days. And to make it worse he was a big headed baby. His mom hasn’t fully recovered. He was such a happy baby. He lived up in Dumont, CO for the first few years of his short life. He always enjoyed the being in the mountains.

   In 2004 we moved down to Denver. He enjoyed being there because that’s where his beloved grandmother/ 2nd Mama Bear was at. He just loved his grandma so much. They share a special bond. His favorite show was Blues Clues. When I say it was his favorite I mean it. He LOVED Blues Clues.  It actually almost put his grandma into debt for all the Blues Clues stuff he had. I still can’t see a blue dog or a Thinking Chair…or the handy dandy notebook. His other favorite thing was …the Wiggles. Oh dear…he loved those guys too. The never ending loop of Wiggle songs. But he loved them.  He thankfully grew out of that stage.
   He enjoyed a close relationship to his grandpa Tom aka Pappo. They would always have little adventures. They loved watch movies together. Unfortunately, we learned that those movies were being slept through…Loudly…leaving his Punkers basically alone because his grandpa was busy taking advantage of the dark quiet place to nap. Or…their epic boys weekends full of staying in their underwear  all day watching movies, eating food but really just enjoying hanging out with Pappo. As many know he loves to dance. He loved to dance since he was a baby. You’d hear his diaper swishing from his dance moves. He will still bust a move at the drop of a dime. He also loved going on trips to Wyoming. He would look forward to Wyoming He would love spending time up there. He always had his cousin/brother/best friend, Jeryd, to go on adventures with. A strong bond they share till this day.

Phillip was brought up with strong faith in God. He had faith in future promises without the problems that plague this world. He made that dedication known by means of water baptism. He loved the ministry and he especially loved working with so many in the congregation. He truly loved so many. Even though he struggled he knew Jehovah God had the ultimate solution to his problems and that helped soothe his soul.

Then in October of 2009 his whole world changed. His baby brother Malakai aka Bugga was born. His world was flippped upside down and he was now a big Bubba. He took that role seriously. He always wanted the best for his brother. Malakai and Phillip were two peas in a pod. But they are brothers…boys. Boys who will fight rough like boys do. Some may say that Malakai always had the upper hand on his brother when they battle. Malakai fights like a spider monkey…poor Phillip had no chance of winning. No matter what was going on in Phillip's life he always made sure his brother was good. He wanted to make his brother proud and be a good example. He was the best brother to Bugga.

As Phillip got older he started down a road that many never recover from. His struggles weighed on his conscience so heavily. He kept that pain locked away. He also struggled with mental health issues but he kept fighting as hard as he could. When addiction hits its like a field of land mines. You don’t know where to step, you don’t even know you’ve stepped on the trigger and it’s too late to step off. The impact of this life altering event is far reaching. But it happens everyday…every moment of each day addiction takes another child of someone else. We’re living our worst nightmare each and everyday without our baby. This world is beyond messed up. It is a hard system to live in. The hope we have to to be reunited with our son in a paradise is real. And we are comforted by the hope we have found in the scriptures of a resurrection.

Phillip is resting now. It’s is just like he is asleep. When he wakes up he will be free of any struggle or trauma or pain. And none of us will remember the pain of losing him and we all will embrace him once again.

“Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith…it is the price of LOVE,” Happy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted.’ Matthew 5:4.

Services: Saturday, August, 14, 2021 - 1:00 PM  at the Blake Funeral and Cremation Services Memorial Room. 

5610 Ward Rd. Ste 300, Arvada, CO 80002

Open House to follow service:  8900 W. 63rd. Ave. Arvada, CO 80004

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Memorial Service
August 14, 2021

1:00 PM
Blake Funeral and Cremation Memorial Room
5610 Ward Rd. Ste. 300
Arvada, CO 80002

Open House
August 14, 2021

2:30 PM
Open House
8900 W. 63rd. Ave.
Arvada, CO 80004

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