Our beloved son, Aaron, born December 20, 1974 in Logan, Utah, passed away May 6, 1998 from a fatal fall while hiking in Arches National Park.

Raised in Logan,Aaron attended Logan public schools and was loved by those who knew him. He was very artistic, excelling in drawing, poetry, and playing the guitar. One of his favorite pastimes was to go hiking and camping with his friends up one of the many beautiful canyons that surround Cache Valley.Aaron loved to be with his brother, Trent, and treasured the time he was able to spend with him.

Just as Aaron began his quest for those dreams and desires that all of us strive for, and as parents we want so much for our children to have, he was struck with a debilitating brain disease called schizophrenia. The disease was devastating to Aaron, not only robbing him of his many talents, but also taking from him his self, his very being, Aaron valiantly fought to find the pieces of himself that were left, showing courage and strength beyond measure.

Aaron is now at peace, having finally found the calm that he so desperately has been looking for, and is finally at rest in the arms of his Heavenly Father. Aaron will be greatly missed by us, and it was our pleasure to have been Aarons students. He taught us about the ravages of his disease, often through brutally beautiful art work and poetry.

Aarons legacy is that all of those who he touched now know something about severe brain disorders, diseases that attack the brain instead of the heart, kidney, or lungs. It will only be through learning and understanding that the general public will ever come to understand the torture lived by those torn by this misunderstood disease.

Aaron, you have come from the dark to the light, and sunshine now fills your soul.

Aaron is survived by his parents, Linda K. and Burton K. Black of Logan; his brother, Trent Mullins, Salt Lake City; grandparents, Keith and Viola Brown, Hansen, Ida., Virginia Mullins, Kimberly, Ida., Joseph and Gertrude Black, Salt Lake City; his nephew, Jakson, and his mother, Nan Mullins, Salt Lake City. Aaron is also survived by many loving uncles, aunts, and cousins and by his father, Sherman D. Mullins and his wife Loretta of Twin Falls, Idaho.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 11, 1998 in the Logan City Cemetery, Logan Utah. Arrangements are under the direction of Cranney Mortuary, 420 East 1800 North, Logan, Utah.

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