On December 29th, 2021, our hearts were broken by the news that our beautiful mother, daughter, sister and friend, Aspen Stathis, had finished her journey here on earth. It is with profound sadness that we feel this great loss in all of our lives, but with hope and gratitude that we celebrate the gift that knowing and loving Aspen has been.
Aspen was born November 1, 1988 in Ogden, Utah to John Stathis and Cynthia Adams Fuit. Aspen lived most of her life in Layton, Utah where she loved to be surrounded by her big family and many friends. Aspen was a wild child from day one; she had a fearless heart and was always the first to accept a dare. She would eat absolutely anything—from squirrel to fisheyes, and she was always eager to try new things. Aspen loved going on adventures to Lava Hot Springs, Idaho where she spent time at the family property, tubing down the river, sitting around a campfire or stirring up trouble at The Blue Moon.
Aspen was a nurturing presence to everyone around her; whether it was comforting a child or doing someone’s hair or nails, she always found a way to leave someone better than how she found them. Despite the extraordinary woman she was, Aspen often struggled to see her own bright light and her world was sometimes darkened by addiction. Aspen pursued her battle with addiction relentlessly and she would want her family and friends to know that the sobriety she had worked so hard for was intact at the time of her passing.
Aspen was a bright student and a hard worker, she graduated from high school on the high honor roll. A true renaissance woman—Aspen had many hidden talents up her sleeve. She was a self-taught cosmetologist who did everyone’s hair, makeup and piercings. Aspen also had knack for technology and was great at swimming, dancing and typing. Being a mother to her two sons Dameian and Akhilliez was Aspen’s greatest joy. Their rare and unique bond was beautiful to see, and those two boys loved their mother as fiercely as she loved them.
Aspen loved hard, especially when it came to her family, and she understood what some never do—That family is everything and love is all that matters, she lived that truth completely. It was so important to Aspen that the ones she loved knew it, and she would want us all to continue that legacy for her. As broken as we are by her passing, Aspen leaves us all better than she found us. Her life story ended too soon, but her family takes comfort in knowing the gift of life she has given through organ donation will allow other stories to continue. We know our beautiful Aspen will live on in this life and the next and we will carry her pure example of love in our hearts forever.
Aspen is proceeded in death by her grandparents Otis Adams and Faye Adams, Jim Stathis and Myrna Stathis; her aunt Janna Whipple, her uncles Thayne Adams, Calvin Scott Adams and Bill Ross; and her cousins Amy Preece, Kayler Bair, Trina Adams and Kannon Beelsey. She is survived by her sons Damiean Waldo and Akhilliez Sosa, mother Cynthia Adams Fuit, father John Stathis (Annie); siblings Aspiree Stathis (Robert), Ayzee Stathis, Boston Stathis (Adrienne) and Ryles Stathis (Micaela); as well as her nieces AyLa Scott and AyLayra Henderson, and many other cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.
Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton.