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In Memory of
Aaron Wesley Waters
September 26, 1968 - September 25, 2015

10/01/2015 from 6pm to 8pm
County Line Road Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, 5303 E. County Line Road, Centennial, Colorado 80122

Friday, October 2, 2015 at 10am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 11755 Tara Lane, Parker, Colorado 80134

Golden Cemetery, Highway 6 and Ulysses Street, Golden, Colorado 80401

Aaron Wesley Waters

September 26, 1968 - September 25, 2015 Resided in Parker, CO Guestbook Photos Services Flowers


Aaron Wesley Waters was a great man, amazing husband and father, faithful servant of the Lord and ultimately a hero. Aaron was born September 26, 1968 in San Diego, California to Wesley Grear Waters and Nola Christensen. He was the 4th of 5 children with 3 older sisters and 1 younger sister. He later said it was like having 4 mothers telling him what to do.

At the age of 6, his family moved to Orem, Utah. Aaron loved the scouting program where he earned his Eagle Scout Award. He also loved building model airplanes, flying with his dad, and working his paper route. Aaron's love of flying motivated him to get his private pilot's license at the age of 17. He ran on the cross-country team in high school and graduated from Mountain View High School in 1986. During his teen years, he started a lawn mowing business and discovered his mechanical talents while repairing lawn mowers. He saved enough money to pay for a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served honorably in Sydney, Australia from 1987 until 1989.

Aaron attended Brigham Young University and earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. As an engineer, he worked for Dow Corning in Michigan, Cessna Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas, and the FAA in both Wichita and Parker, Colorado.

Aaron met Kate on a blind date arranged by her aunt and his mother when he was visiting family in Orem. Aaron flew home to Utah weekly from Wichita in order to spend time with Kate. They married on September 1, 2000 in the Salt Lake Temple and started their married life together in Wichita, Kansas where their three children were born.

In 2009, Aaron and his family moved to Parker, Colorado. He started his own company, Aircraft Certification and Systems Engineering, which helped companies meet FAA regulations in mechanical systems.

Aaron's love of flying permeated his personal and professional life. He took cross-country flying trips with his father, helped his dad build his own airplane and shared this love with his family and friends.

Church and family meant everything to Aaron. He loved his children--he played with them, coached their soccer teams, taught them wood shop skills, played games, helped them with their homework, and on and on. Kate and the kids were always his priority. Together, Kate and Aaron created a gospel-centered home. He made sure their family read the scriptures, had family prayer, family home evening and taught his kids the gospel. He dedicated his life to God and family.

Aaron Waters passed from this life on September 25, 2015 in a plane crash. News media called him a hero for the way he was able to maneuver his damaged twin engine Cessna plane away from homes and crash in a wooded area protecting lives and property.

He is survived by his wife, Kate, and three children, Curtis (13), Michael (9), and Kerilynn (7), his parents, Wes and Nola Waters, three sisters, Julie Smith (Wayne), Shelly Brailsford (David), and Jennilyn Woods (Brad). He was preceded in death by his sister, Kerie Jean Waters.

Aaron, thank you for your great example and dedication to family and church. We love and miss you!

A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, at the County Line Road Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 5303 E. County Line Rd., in Centennial, Colorado 80122. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11755 Tara Ln., in Parker, Colorado 80134. The family will be receiving friends and family prior to the service from 9:00 - 9:45 AM. Interment will follow at Golden Cemetery, Hwy. 6 and Ulysses St., in Golden, Colorado 80401.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the "Aaron Waters Memorial Fund" at any Wells Fargo Bank. The proceeds will go directly to his children. Thank you.

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Funeral Home Horan & McConaty - County Line 5303 East County Line Road Centennial, CO US 80122 Map & Directions Map / Directions

Visitation Horan & McConaty - County Line Chapel 5303 East County Line Road Centennial, CO US 80122 Map & Directions Map / Directions Add to My Calendar Thursday, October 1, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Funeral Service The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Parker 11755 Tara Lane Parker, CO USA 80134 Map & Directions Map / Directions Add to My Calendar Friday, October 2, 2015 10:00 AM

Cemetery Golden Cemetery 755 Ulysses Street Golden, CO US 80214 Map & Directions Map / Directions Add to My Calendar Friday, October 2, 2015

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