Aaron LaVern Spain passed away on March 6, 2021 from an aneurism. He was 47.

He is survived by his son Indy, his mother Jannett Pinock, his brother Terry Lee Spain, his sister Becky (Ryan) Sparks, his brother Randy Allen (Lisa Ann) Spain. And nephews and nieces that loved him.

Aaron was born in Boise, Idaho and graduated from Capital High. His first job was dish washer and with the help of the chef, worked up to cook. That was the start of his love for cooking.

He has worked with several chefs hat helped him learn his trade. Aaron was a Sui Chef at the Marriott and Hilton Hotels. He worked for Elizabeth’s Catering as an executive chef and also Summett. Some other places he worked was Red Lobster and Tony Roma’s.

He catered The Country Fan Fest and met a lot of singers that came.

A notable achievement was going to Italy to cater for the 2006 Olympics.

His greatest love was his son, his family, and riding his motorcycle. He was always smiling and positive. He met a lot of people through his work that became lifetime friends.

A celebration of life will be held at Hidden Valley Country Club at 11820 S. Highland Dr. Sandy, UT 84042 on March 19, 2021 4:00-8:00 pm. Dress is nice casual.

He will be dearly missed.


Celebration of Life

Friday, Mar. 19, 2021 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hidden Valley Country Club
11820 S. Highland Drive
Sandy, UT 84042

Services Handled By

Larkin Mortuary
260 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

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Post Date

Mar 12, 2021

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I was thinking of some of my co-workers I had while working at the Marriott, and say "The Spaniard" passed away. My condolences, we had may good and fun conversations while doing inventory.

Mark Kasteler , Ogden, UT, US May 23, 2022

This news breaks my heart and I wish I had the words to express my sorrow. Chef Spain was such a great guy to work with. Working with him at Summit Vista was definitely a highlight for me. He was always smiling, laughing and was just a great down to earth guy. I will miss him dearly and hope all his friends and family always remember Chef for being a wonderful person.

Rick Dykhuizen , West Jordan, UT, US Mar 31, 2021

I have lived two blocks away from Aaron for the last I don't know how many years used to get in argument over food and how to cook food and whose dogs are better than other dogs I'm going to miss him greatly his Super Bowl parties is fried food he's going to be greatly missedI'm going to miss Aaron greatly we used to argue like Guitar Hero eat lots and lots of food Super Bowl parties he's going to be greatly missed.

Cassidy Latham , West Jordan, UT, US Mar 19, 2021

Sad news to hear, Wish I could have seen you happy as a dad. Aaron was an incredible man with a beautiful heart. I WILL forever cherish my memories with him. Red Lobster just would not have been the same without him. I HOPE YOU ARE WATCHING FROM somewhere wonderful and feeling the gratitude for the lives you touched.

Marin White , leeds, UT, US Mar 13, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Spains passing. I worked with him for a brief time and enjoyed his crazy sense of humor and wonderful work ethic. He was a joy to be around and he will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his loved ones.

Marguerite , Salt Lake City, UT, US Mar 13, 2021