ForeverMissed

A memorial service is not yet planned due to COVID-19.
If allowed, a very small and limited memorial service may be held.
We will gather in celebration of Ariel’s life once we are safe to do so.
Last updated: 2/23/2021

Posted by Andrew Rubin on March 3, 2021
Dear Ariel Jr -

I knew you professionally for the last six years. During that time however, I got to know you personally as well. We loved talking about basketball, and you especially loved giving me a tough time when your Utah jazz would beat the Lakers. We talked about cars, and most importantly, we talked about life. I cannot believe you are gone. I will never forget your wonderful outlook on life, and it was a real honor and pleasure to get to know you and work with you. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by KARLA GONZALEZ on February 28, 2021
Our families lost touch for a while and I just heard the news. I am at a loss for words. Sending my condolences and prayers to the family. We may have lost touch but I still have a lot of memories that make me laugh. Like when Ariel would pretend to be driving stick shift with an empty Gatorade bottle in his little Toyota. Or when we would all think we were so cool and wanted to try smoking and Ariel lit the cigarette on the wrong end, we laughed so hard. I’m sure you’re gonna make everyone laugh up there! May you Rest In Peace. Much love, Karla and Diego
Posted by Dorothy Marks on February 27, 2021
Les and I are so saddened by the loss of Ariel Jr. He was a wonderful young man who treated everyone with courtesy and respect. He will be greatly missed by us. We send our deepest condolences to the family.
Posted by Rosalia Olaya on February 25, 2021
Que triste se encuentra mi corazón, es una pena que un joven tan sonriente con tanta vida por delante se haya ido. Lo recuerdo como la ultima vez que lo vi, trabajando en la plomeria. Reciban mis sinceras condolencias, que Dios lo tenga en su Santa gloria y les de consuelo a sus padres, familiares y amigos ⚘
Posted by Elsie Mustaller on February 24, 2021
Our hearts are saddened. We will miss your smile and warm welcoming hugs. Signal Hill will not be the same without you.
May God bless you and your family.
Larry will especially miss sitting on the curb talking with you as he did a few weeks ago.
Forever in our thoughts and prayers,
Larry & Elsie ❤
Posted by Nancy Dominguez on February 24, 2021
I’ve waited this long to type this out and after going through old photos of you, I finally found the courage to stop crying and clearly write out what your loss means to me. My mom and I looked through old pictures of you as a baby and then as a young kid. She wanted me to share those here. Looking at them, I found myself feeling the “what-ifs.” My favorite memories of you are not the one’s I was there to remember; they are the ones in photographs of you, Joel, Yoshe, and Orel at family birthday parties in Santa Monica. My mom tells me stories of when your parents brought you home from the hospital and how she loved spending every single second with you. She has always said you were the cutest baby she ever laid eyes on, more times than she has said that about me when I came around about ten years later (thanks mom.) Thank you primo for all the joy you brought to her life then and now.

As I look through more recent photos, I regret not taking more with you but I hold on to the memories that aren’t captured in photographs. Every time I listen to 2pac, I’ll think of you. Every time I listen to R&B classics, I’ll think of you. And when I finally get around to listening to banda, I won’t know where to start…so I’ll have to look for your best playlist. I’m looking forward to it.

Looking ahead is hard to do. As I sat in your house this week, I found myself feeling a rush of emotions. The empty spot on the couch and the empty seat at the dining table didn’t feel right. I kept looking back at the garage door imagining you walking through it and offering me a beer to drink, asking me for the 100th time if my friends and I were still single lol. I never told you this, but I admired your curiosity and zest for life. You lived life for yourself regardless of what others thought. I find comfort that you spent your time on earth in continuous happiness, humor, and humility. Who wouldn’t want to live the rest of their life that way? This is how I choose to honor your life.

Arielito, thank you for being the best nephew, primo, and tio to the Dominguez Family. Camila and Valentina already miss you, we all do. I feel so fortunate that they got to meet a true angel on earth. We love you.

Posted by Erika Garcia Jaimes on February 23, 2021
Arielito ( as we lovingly called you)
My mind took me back to so many memories when I found out you had left us.. but what stood out the most was your smile and your fun, quirky energy. I think it’s because of you that I like 2Pac as I remember your love for music and dancing!! Thank you for that! I am grateful for the time we shared growing up and you will always be in my heart! Love you primo!!
Posted by Mariela Jaimes on February 22, 2021
Primito!!! Aunque no hayamos convivido mucho por la distancia, los pocos momentos que nos vimos y que platicamos los llevare siempre en el corazón. Gracias por las risas, por los consejos, y por los jalones de oreja, gracias por ser mi pareja de baile en los quince años, pero sobre todo gracias por iluminar este mundo con tu sonrisa y alegria! Tenia un viaje planeado ah California donde tu me darías un tour, y aunque no estes físicamente, se que tu espíritu me acompañara en ese viaje. Vuela alto primo, fuimos muy afortunados de que formaras parte de la Familia Jaimes. Por siempre en nuestros corazones, LOVE YOU SO MUCH COUSIN, arriba las Águilas del America como dijimos❤️
Posted by Osiel Jaimes on February 22, 2021
Arielito, como siempre te llamamos de cariño, te reconozco como un gran ser humano, cálido, amoroso y con una sonrisa siempre, me quedo con los recuerdos de nuestra infancia cuando estaba de visita en Los Angeles, esas memoria me acompañarán hasta el último día de mi vida, perdimos a un extraordinario hombre; pero ganamos un Ángel que por siempre estará con nosotros.
Posted by Barbara Clark on February 22, 2021
Well apparently the emotions hit me when I clicked on this page, ugh! Anyways i wanted to share my happy slash funny memory: a group of us at brunch celebrating birthdays and he comes back to the table all excited and he goes LOOK it's Kevin Hart! I was like man he aint nobody special! And ever since, every single time i see Kevin Hart, i think of Ariel. I always enjoyed seeing him at the family functions. I can't go to signal hill without looking up at the houses thinking of him and his parents. He will definitely be missed. But I was blessed to know him.
Posted by Ivan Legorreta on February 22, 2021
I am at a loss of words and I cannot believe that you are gone my longtime childhood friend. Even though we haven't spoken in many years, it broke my heart having heard the sad news. You are going to be missed my brother and may you rest in peace.
Sincerely,
Ivan Legorreta
Posted by Azarel Jaimes on February 22, 2021
Mi corazón está destrozado...y me duele el alma saber q no llamarás mas para preguntar cómo estamos o que hacemos....me quedo con tus llamadas.. tus carcajadas, tus antojos a media noche, tus palabras de aliento, tus regaños, gracias por siempre estar a mi lado y a lado de tu cachetes... la próxima vez que te vea nos comeremos los cheetos con crema o El Caballito de tequila... y nos pelearemos por el fut bol y cuando sea viernes nos reiremos tanto que nos dolerá la panza y Sebastián te dirá putito ya no te rías porque haces llorar a mi mamá...te amamos y te vamos a extrañar mucho...un ángel que nos cuidará desde el cielo...hasta pronto Arielito... atte. la pinche prieta...We love you.

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Posted by Andrew Rubin on March 3, 2021
Dear Ariel Jr -

I knew you professionally for the last six years. During that time however, I got to know you personally as well. We loved talking about basketball, and you especially loved giving me a tough time when your Utah jazz would beat the Lakers. We talked about cars, and most importantly, we talked about life. I cannot believe you are gone. I will never forget your wonderful outlook on life, and it was a real honor and pleasure to get to know you and work with you. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by KARLA GONZALEZ on February 28, 2021
Our families lost touch for a while and I just heard the news. I am at a loss for words. Sending my condolences and prayers to the family. We may have lost touch but I still have a lot of memories that make me laugh. Like when Ariel would pretend to be driving stick shift with an empty Gatorade bottle in his little Toyota. Or when we would all think we were so cool and wanted to try smoking and Ariel lit the cigarette on the wrong end, we laughed so hard. I’m sure you’re gonna make everyone laugh up there! May you Rest In Peace. Much love, Karla and Diego
Posted by Dorothy Marks on February 27, 2021
Les and I are so saddened by the loss of Ariel Jr. He was a wonderful young man who treated everyone with courtesy and respect. He will be greatly missed by us. We send our deepest condolences to the family.
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Ariel Jaimes Jr., 41, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 in the hospital after 15 days of intensive care. The cause was a cerebral aneurysm.

Ariel was life-sized and gregarious. He was loving, kind, loyal, and caring. Those who knew Ariel, even a little, were affected by his big heart and light.

At a very young age, Ariel fell in love with music and cars, and would obsessively polish his collection of CDs, his Accord, then a Malibu, and, of late, his Murano. He would blast music from those cars, all his favorites: old school hip hop, banda, love songs, mariachi, R&B slow jams.

Ariel grew up in the surrounding neighborhoods of Mid-City Los Angeles, visiting family in Mexico. Committing to his education, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from California State University Los Angeles, and later dedicated himself to the family plumbing business.

Everywhere Ariel went, he sowed seeds of friendship—with neighbors, children, at the barbershop, the grocery store, with a restaurant’s waitstaff, at the flower shop, at the gym, with plumbers, electricians, customers, gardeners, mail carriers—no one was a stranger for too long. He was always ready to offer help and laughs, never asking for anything in return.

Last updated: 2/23/2021
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Shared by Ivan Legorreta on February 22, 2021
Man I still remember as if it was just yesterday all of us growing up on Marvin Ave. You, Me, Manuel, Joel, Victor playing baseball in front of the school and having the best time of our lives as kids without a care in the world. Always hanging out whether it was going to the liquor store to buy stuff or listening to house and old skool music or playing golf in the hallways of Marvin elementary or playing Nintendo after school...damn we sure had fun didn't we. And let's not forget watching the Telenovelas with your mom...hahaha....There are so many good memories that I have of you from our childhood that I could probably write several pages here!! You were one of my childhood best friends and I will forever hold on to those memories and never forget you my friend. You will always be remembered!!
Shared by Orel Dominguez on February 22, 2021
I doesn't feel real that you are not here with us on Earth. Somehow I felt you were going to wake up and I would see you again. Remembering you brings moments of joy and sadness. Looking back, you filled that void of an older brother.  As a kid, I remember all the music you introduced me to and their storylines and beefs. You were all about  Pac and Outlawz and I didn't know how to tell you - but I thought  Biggie was dope too. Later in my teens, you took me cruising around in your Honda Accord. I remember Rev'ing and peeling out at stop signs and dead ends . You would take me to LACC and you gave me my first college campus tour. Now that I looked back- we probably spent most of our time at the arcades across the street, but you were hanging out with me when I really didn't have friends to hang out with. Looking back at  these moments means so much more to me now than ever. When I wanted  to put together a mixtape for the high school sweetheart  you had the perfect mixtape for me . It all the 90's R&B bangers lol, it was the perfect tape and  you were the best at.....Listening  to Jagged edge or even Air Supplys original  "All out of Love" hits different now that you're gone . Thank you for being there, for standing up for me, for spending time with me  and for the random visits.  At parties you were the bridge that connect families and conversation - Ima miss you cousin, our family is not going to be the same without you .