Juneau resident Aaron Eugene Weston, 45, died May 3, 2003, at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M.
He was born July 22, 1957, in Salt Lake City, Utah. His family moved to Durango, Colo., in 1967, and he graduated from Durango High School in 1975. He completed his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Brigham Young University in 1980 and earned his master's from Utah State University in 1985. He was awarded his engineer's license in 1987.
He married Kim Kowallis in June 1982 and their daughter, Brandy, was born May 12, 1983. Kim and Aaron were divorced in 1986, and Brandy moved with Aaron to Juneau in 1990.
He was employed as a civil engineer for Utah Power and Light, the Montana Department of Highways, the U.S. Forest Service office in Ketchikan and Brewer and Associates of Farmington, N.M.
In 1990, Aaron went to work at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He transferred to the Alaska Department of Highways and was working for the Juneau office of the U.S. Forest Service at the time of his death.
His friends and family said "he was a very thoughtful and creative person. Those who knew him will dearly miss his patience, understanding and consideration for others. He created beautiful pottery pieces and enjoyed strategy games and thoughtful conversation. He inspired many with his e-mails, but his true love was nature and the outdoors."
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed hiking, camping, canoeing, boating or taking walks near his home. He also enjoyed gardening and his dogs, Rascal and Curly. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Juneau 2nd Ward.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Weston.
He is survived by his daughter, Brandy Weston and her husband, James Anderson of Juneau; parents, Carl and Jeanne Weston of Durango, Colo.; brother, Mark Weston of Kalispell, Mont.; sisters, Jeanette Weston of Boise, Idaho, Ruth Davis or Bayfield, Colo., and Carla Weston of Durango, Colo.; nephews, Brent and Kale Davis; nieces, Summer Dawn Weston and Tiffany Davis; and grand-nephew, Denton Palmer.
Services will be at the Alaskan Memorial Park, 3839 Riverside Drive, at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31. A luncheon will follow the services at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5100 Glacier Hwy.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Aaron Weston memorial scholarship fund at all branches of the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.