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Arthur E. Magana Jr.


November 4, 2017, Arthur Eric Magaña Jr. passed away during transplant surgery while receiving his second pair of donated lungs. He is survived by his mother JoAnn Magana, his wife Breannon Magana, his children Destiny Magana, Arthur Magana III, and Jessica Magana and loving step-father to Anthony Flores. He was a proud grandfather of his unborn grandchild. Arthur was a loving brother to Barbara (Jay) Guarjardo, Michelle (Pelo) Hernandez, JoAnna (Jose) Palomar, Albert Magana and loving brother in law to Dana (Tony) Perrelli and Amber DiGiovanni. Arthur was an adored uncle by all his nieces and nephews. Arthur is at rest with his grandma Barbara Paredes, his father Arthur Eric Magana Sr., his godfather Reuben Magana, his nephew Xavier Hernandez, his god daughter Isabella Magaña, Rusty, Big Red, Lady Lulu and many more.

The Magaña family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Saggar and his staff at the Banner Lung Institute and the transplant team for being Arthur’s biggest advocate and fighting to give him a second and third chance at life.


Services will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 1-6pm with a scripture service at 5pm Bueler Chandler Mortuary Chapel 14 W. Hulet Dr. Chandler, Arizona 85225.

Please click the link below if you would like to learn more about Arthur’s journey. #DonateLife



  • Bre Magana Posted November 7, 2017 4:03 PM

    I love you and miss you so much Pooie.

  • Alyssia Hernandez Posted November 7, 2017 4:07 PM

    I love you uncle pooie & miss you so much!

  • Joann magana Posted November 7, 2017 4:11 PM

    Mom missing you so much but I know your with dad and you are safe you will always be in my mind and heart I will never forget that moment you kissed me and said mom I love you minutes before you’re heading to your surgery are you seeing the our farther with us and the priest not going to say goodbye son but Mom will see you soon one day forever in my heart love MOM

  • Patricia Perez Posted November 7, 2017 4:21 PM

    You will be sorely missed dear nephew! The memories you have left us as held close to our hearts. I will continue to cherish your kindness and strength. Love you always and forever Jay and Pat Perez

  • Barbara Guajardo Posted November 7, 2017 4:24 PM

    Pooie miss you so much words can’t even explain, but I now know you are no longer suffering, but Kidd you are the biggest fighter I know you fought long and hard and so proud of you for that, you will always be in my heart for ever, now you can rest easy, love you so much I will never forget what you have done for me, at that moment I realized you really loved me and had my back to the fullest,
    I will always cherish the memories we had together.
    Love your big sister BABA.

  • Pelo Hernandez Posted November 7, 2017 4:51 PM

    Damn still can’t believe your gone Pooh ..I watched you grow from a young kid to a man with a beautiful family .
    you was a amazing friend to me and I was blessed to be able to call you my brother in law.. the memories I have with me of us being together whether it was working or doing some crazy shit or just hanging out I will always love you and you will always be in my heart ❤️ I love you and will never ever forget about you … rest in paradise brother and don’t forget to save me a seat … till we meet again…

  • Destiny Magaña – Daughter Posted November 7, 2017 5:30 PM

    I love you so much poppy I will always cherish you , you mean the world to me , the biggest influence on me , you made me who I am and I will be forever grateful for that. I wish with all of my heart I could have had you stay with me longer but as long as you are not in any pain whatsoever then that is truly what I have to accept and I can only hope you stay with me as my angel until we’re together again. You will always live on through me I will never let you fade away in memory and love. You are in my heart to my ending days I love you to no explanation and I’ll miss you until I see you again. I love you.
    xoxo – oh baby

  • Dana Posted November 7, 2017 6:28 PM

    I’m sorry you are gone but I’m grateful you are no longer in pain. I️ love you like my own brother. Thank for finding my sister and doing whatever it took to provide for her and your family.. thank you for all the love you gave Lia.. we will never forget you. We will always have memories full of love, pig roasts, boats, and ceviche. You will always have my love respect.

  • Tina calvin Posted November 7, 2017 6:32 PM

    I will miss ( Chicago) very much I didn’t see him like I should have, but I’m very happy that I got to see him “and him being able to call my name and to say he loves me , and me saying the same and knowing that how responsive he was; ,able to hear me and respond was unbelievable, he was a fighter till the end, very strong indeed, he’s in the gates of heaven now with no more pain, may you r.i.p, mr.arthur magana love you

  • Michelle Hernandez Posted November 7, 2017 6:34 PM

    Memories of My BROTHER how well I do Remember all the Special times we had as we was raised side by side sharing good times, sharing bad N keeping secrets. Sometimes we would disagree but always made up in the End but as we grew up to be adults we became the best of friends showing me the best of times and giving me many memories to hold …… Than you heard the voice of Jesus, he was holding out his loving arms but I could not say “ good bye” so I’ll say “ see u later” Dear Brother wait for me in the beauty of Heaven where the Best is yet to be… forever in my Heart Love you Akways your sister Michelle

  • Osyris Gonzalez Posted November 7, 2017 9:15 PM

    you will truly be missed. You were always kind to me when I️ was in your home. Your son has always talked about you with great pride and always told me how much he loves you.

  • cousin Roseann T. Posted November 7, 2017 10:24 PM

    I am sorry your gone, but glad your not in anymore pain,

    I am so sorry your gone ,but glad your not in any more pain. God knew how hard you fought but in the end knew it was time to take you to heaven whre there is no more pain & sorrow. I want to to send all my prayers love and sincere condolences to Bre ,your kids,your mommy,Brother,sisters and all who knew and loved you. Rest in heaven now cuzz you will truly be missed by me and anyone who was lucky enough to know you.
    love you cuzn I will never forget you.

  • Nicole Perez Posted November 8, 2017 6:39 AM

    I have been trying to find the words to express the hurt I feel that you are no longer here. We have some great memories as kids. You were my protector always looking out for me as my little big cuzzin! I wish that we would have remained close as adults. You will always be in my heart. Love and miss you dearly. Just know I will cherish our memories and keep you in my heart. Rest in peace my dear cuzzin. Love always Cookie

  • Elsa Romero Posted November 8, 2017 8:51 AM

    Joanna and Family sending you condolences and prayers! May you find peace thru this difficult time.

  • Amy Kenney-Hudson Posted November 8, 2017 9:41 AM


    Please continue to watch over your family from heaven. Everyone misses and loves you so much. You were one of a kind. I’m glad you’re no longer in pain or suffering. Rest peacefully my friend.



  • Kathleen Kloss Posted November 8, 2017 10:54 AM

    My condolences and prayers are with the family and friends of
    Arthur Eric Magana Jr . What I read in the comments about he was loved by everyone and will be truly missed by all.

  • Erika Torres Posted November 8, 2017 12:52 PM

    May the memories held deep inside your heart, help to comfort you… You and your family are in my prayers. With deepest sympathy.

  • JoAnn Magaña Palomar (Your Loving Sister) Posted November 8, 2017 1:56 PM

    Arthur (Pooie) i dnt know where to begin, my heart is broken, i must say i have a Strong brother who fought a hard long battle, and u did it. I was happy to hear you got your Lungs. But God have a different plan for you. It broke my heart and your famiky heart. But your at Peace now and free from pain & suffering. Your with your God dUghter Isabella , who visted you alot in Hospital, and with Dad. Your his 1 & only Junior and he always wanted you with him since you were born! Im glad 2 have 3 beautiful Angels in heaven looking after me and your family. I promise you i always have your kids and your wife Bre in my life, its never Goodbyes, til i see you again lil brother and I Love You so much and im Gonna miss you. Im so glad you left behind a big impact of your Love and Kindness on my heart! And we had such good menories with Jose your bro in law my husband . Im so glad our Family’s have alot of good menories . Forever hold you close to my heart

  • Teena Posted November 8, 2017 4:49 PM

    Joann sending you peaceful energy and healing light. I wish for you the happiness in your soul of the beautiful memories and the special bond love only a mom and son can share. Love you Teena

  • Debbie Duran jr./ John tilghmans daughter Posted November 8, 2017 10:48 PM

    So sorry to hear you passed..but you no longer have to suffer.many good memories as heart goes out to your family. May you rest easy and shine bright beautiful angel on your loved ones.may God give you the peace in heaven as he did on earth.god bless you and your family.

  • Angelino velazquez Posted November 9, 2017 11:26 PM

    Man tio i cant belive your gone this is crazy im sorry for everthing i wish i had the chance to tell you this i love and miss you tio

  • Metoda Posted November 10, 2017 7:24 PM

    I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Your wife Bre Posted November 11, 2017 2:27 AM

    Words cannot describe the empty feeling in my heart. The pain is bad it physically hurts. My poor kids are lost just like me because we do not know what to do without you. But what we do know is how much you loved us no matter what anyone says or thinks you always loved us so much. And we love you too forever and a day.

  • JoAnn Magaña Palomar (Living Sister) Posted November 13, 2017 1:45 AM

    Today, its my brother Arthur and my sister in law Bre Magaña Wedding Anniversary, i know Pooie you are here with Bre , and will always be. You may be in Heaven bit i know your here by her sode, on your giys Anniversary, One thing no one can take away is How much you Love your wife, and she loves you and with that you gave me 2 beautiful nieces im happy to be there Aunt and to a Handsome Nephew. I know you are always watching over your family, i love you and my heart breaks for them and especially for your wife as today she looks back saying her Cows to you. I love you’s

  • Kevin Henschel Posted November 14, 2017 3:25 PM

    We are so sorry to hear of Arthur’s passing. Bre, if you guys need anything please lets us know. Your Neighbors Kevin and Lizzett………

  • Your wife Bre Posted December 2, 2017 2:03 PM

    It’s been 4 weeks since you went to heaven and I’m a mess. I miss you so much. This is a living hell.

  • Bre (your wife) Posted May 13, 2018 8:23 PM

    RIP Pooie. You are loved and missed. ❤️

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