Aaron Jiunn-Yeu Chen, 29 of Amarillo, Texas was called to his heavenly home on October 27, 2022, in Amarillo, Texas. Aaron was born on September 23, 1993, in Carrollton, Texas to Yea Chung Chen and Heidi Chen.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2022, at the Lighthouse Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave. Amarillo, Texas 79102.
Public viewing and visitation will be held prior to the funeral service from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
He loved playing musical instruments and often was found playing piano, violin, and guitar. He enjoyed country music, especially listening to Kenny Rogers, James Taylor, and Willie Nelson. His hobbies were growing and caring for palm trees and cactus succulents. He loved traveling, hiking, learning, and teaching.
Aaron majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology and graduated with a grade point average of 99.98 from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He also studied at the School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. When he was younger, he attended May Watts Elementary School, and Thayer J. Hill Middle School, and graduated from Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois.
He worked as a Teaching Assistant of Biology and Chemistry at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. From 2020 until the present, he was a Resident Physician of Texas Tech Physicians and Clinics.
Aaron is survived by his parents, Yea Chung Chen and Heidi Chen.
“I am the thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints in snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle, autumn rain.
As you awake with morning’s hush,
I am the swift, up-flinging rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight,
I am the day transcending night.”