Cristabel Arana Najarro de Paiz passed away at the age of 60 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died peacefully on December 1st, 2021, at 5:31pm in the U of U hospital, due to Covid complications. Cristabel was born June 18th, 1961, in Zapotitlan, Jutiapa County, Guatemala.\n\nDaughter of Francisco Arana Tobar and Reina Alicia Najarro Godoy. Cristabel was raised Catholic and converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1987. She was the coordinator for the female governing political party in Jutiapa. She served a mission in the Costa Rica/ Panama Region. She then met David Paiz at a YSA activity, they were married a month later on December 15th, 1989, in the Guatemala City Temple. Cristabel went to college and graduated with a 4-year degree in Home Economics and Psychology & Social Work, with a specialization in Emotional Intelligence.\n\nCristabel and her family moved to the United States in 1998. Arriving in San Bernardino, California. 9 months later she moved with her family to Tooele, Utah. In 2004 Cristabel and her family moved to Laie, Hawaii and lived there for 2 years, making several friends. Along with her family she moved back to Tooele, UT and lived here 21 years. She enjoyed gardening and had a successful harvest each year, she also enjoyed cooking for her family and never saw it as a chore. She made several crochet designs and enjoyed doing family history work to take to the temple. Cristabel read doctrinal books daily, and finished the Book of Mormon twenty times.\n\nCristabel is survived by her husband David, her son Kenneth (girlfriend Ale), her son Nefi (wife Alexis), and her daughter Melanie. Cristabel’s family consists of her Father Francisco, her Mother Reina, her brothers Francisco and Leoncio, and her sisters Gregoria, and Ruth.\n\nCristabel was a Christlike individual, she read the scriptures in Spanish daily with her children as they grew up. Her son Nefi states: “I would have gospel and scientific discussions with my mom almost every time I saw her. She was always eager to help others, and loved going to all of Kenneth’s shows when he had his rock band What Went Wrong. She would help Melanie with her fashion business by making couture embroidery and clothing. Her husband David would take Cristabel and the family on various outings throughout Utah, Idaho, and California. Cristabel always liked to travel.”\nThank you everyone for the friendship and kindness that you have shown to our family.\nVisitation is at the Tooele Valley View Stake Center on Dec 8th, 2021, at 10 a.m., 332 East 1000 North Tooele, UT. Funeral Service begins at 11 a.m. in the chapel.\nInterment will be at 12:00 p.m. in the Tooele City Cemetery 361 S 100 E Tooele, UT.