August 2, 1975 ~ February 8, 2019

Born in: Moline, Illinois
Resided in: Arvada, Colorado

Aaron Keith Asquith, age 43, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Friday, February 8th, 2019.  Aaron was born in Illinois to John and Judy (Weeber) Asquith, where he lived until he was 12 years old.  The family then moved to Cheyenne, WY where he graduated from Central High School in 1993.  It was here that he met his high school sweetheart, Melanie Mullen.  Together, they attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering.  Aaron and Melanie were married in 1995 and have two sons, Isaac and Brody.  Following graduation, Aaron worked for McLaughlin Water Engineers/Merrick & Co. as a water resources design engineer.  In 2016, he decided to begin a new challenge and accepted the position of City Engineer for Lafayette, Colorado.

Aaron had many loves.  He played basketball and soccer in high school and continued to play recreationally even after his diagnosis.  Aaron also loved to play golf.  He traveled to many places around the country, and even to Scotland, with his friends to experience new courses.

Aaron’s greatest love was the family he built with his wife and sons.  He enjoyed spending every moment with them sharing his love for sports, video games and cars.  The family moved to Arvada in 2009, where he coached both boys in soccer and basketball for many years.  When the boys were too old for him to continue coaching, he was an unrelenting supporter at every game. His sharp sense of humor kept his family and all those who knew him laughing.

Aaron is survived by his parents; his wife Melanie; his sons, Isaac and Brody; his sisters, Leah Asquith and Tabitha (Kevin) Lane; his brothers Adam and Andrew Asquith and six nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on February 16th, 2019 at the Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, 7577 W. 80th Avenue, Arvada, Colorado 80003.

Donations to the boys’ college savings accounts may be made to the Aaron Asquith Memorial Account, 1st Bank, 4350 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge, Colorado  80033.

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Celebration of Life: February 16, 2019 4:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - Northwest/Arvada
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Arvada, CO 80003


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  1. We love you all so, so much. Aaron was an amazing man and role model to all he coached and mentored and will always be with all of us.

  2. Dear Family of Mr. Asquith,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s promise bring you comfort. There will be “a new earth… and He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore… I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:1-5

  3. It was an honor to have known and worked with Aaron. He was a true gentleman. A man of integrity to his profession, family, and friends. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him, but especially by his family. We will all carry on with his memory in our hearts, and the personal and professional example that he set to guide us.
    Love to all,

  4. Aaron was a true gift to our family, his smile could light up a room and his laughter was a joy to hear. I believe the angels will love him as much as our family does.

  5. Melanie, Isaac and Brody: The first thing I want to say is how sorry I am for your loss then I want to say how lucky I was to have known Aaron. So many things come to mind when I think back over the 20 or so years that I got to be around him…like hitting him in the right butt cheek with my almost best drive of the day…like watching him cover the outfield with the speed of a gazelle…like watching him hit softballs farther than humanly possible…like laughing at his story of getting attacked by jellyfish in Hawaii…like feeling bad about all the blisters on his hands from staking the parking lot at the South Suburban Regional Park for me while I vacationed in Hawaii…like he and Melanie being the only ones from the old company with courage enough to attend my retirement party and giving me my favorite hammer “Handsome”…but most of all, what a really good guy he was. He will be missed.

  6. In the short time I worked with Aaron, it was very apparent to see what a balanced, dedicated, funny, and overall good-hearted person he was. I know Aaron will be missed on many fronts. I hope the support of your work-family, friends, and family members will help guide you through this tremendously difficult time, and all the wonderfully positive memories you have of Aaron will offer peace to you and the boys. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. The City of Lafayette hired Aaron because he was a dedicated, bright engineer. Later we also hired Melanie as a City Engineer. We knew of their talent but discovered how wonderful people they were. Aaron was the ultimate professional. He was polite, accurate and firm in his decisions. He was fun to be with especially on our golf outings. He often shared his family stories.

    I am am so sorry for the loss of Aaron. He has a wounderful family. Rest In Peace my friend.

    From the former City Administrator, City of Lafayette

  8. It was a great pleasure working with Aaron over the last 7 years. I had Aaron do some projects for me when he was with Merrick and then the transition was seamless when he took over as City Engineer for Lafayette. I really enjoyed working, golfing, and talking about being from Wyoming (its a thing) with Aaron. You will be greatly missed!!!

  9. Aaron and my daughter Sara grew up together in Rock Island. They were as close as any friends could be. Aaron’s passing has devastated my children and me. We can’t make it to Colorado to be with his family but our hearts are there with all of them.
    Pattie Kiefer
    Amie (Kiefer) Shuck & family
    Sara (Kiefer) Wilfong & family
    Justin Kiefer & family

  10. Our heart and prayers are with his family. God bless and may he keep you in the cradle of his loving hands and give you strength through this hard time.

  11. I have fond memories of the wedding and watching Mel and Aaron grow their family. It was obvious he adored her and visa versa. Our hearts are broken for Melanie, Isaac, and Brody. We love you all.

  12. I grew up next door to Aaron with all of his brothers and sisters. Aaron was closest in age to me and my brother, so we ended up spending most of our time with him and his older sister Tabitha. He moved away when we were still kids, so I wasn’t around to see him fully blossom into a mature human being, but I can see from all the other comments here what a wonderful person he was and how many lives he touched. All of my family sends the Asquith family our deepest condolences and our most heartfelt love during this difficult time. We are all better having known Aaron and we will cherish those times we spent with him.

  13. Our hearts are heavy hearing of Aarons passing. We have many fond memories of Aaron as he worked with Carl building the Pinewood Springs Dam and putting in the main water line there as well. Aaron and Carl shared a game of golf every chance they had and many times Aaron accepted our invitation of dinner before heading home to his family. Time is the only thing that will lesson the pain of losing a loved one. Our hope is that one day all of your memories of Aaron bring a smile rather than a tear.

  14. I have fond memories of working with Aaron and also playing with him as a teammate on our South Suburban recreational softball team.

  15. We grew up across the alley from Leah, Tabitha, Aaron, Adam and later Andrew. My brother and I have very fond memories of playing together in our yard and theirs, riding bikes, and generally being kids. Even back then, Aaron was wise beyond his years and talented at everything he did. We are holding the Asquith family in our hearts during this very difficult time.

  16. I heard about the loss of Aaron last month at CASFM. I am so sorry to hear the devastating news. Melanie, you and the boys are in my prayers and thoughts. I enjoyed working with him and having him mentor me at Merrick. He was such a good engineer and had so much integrity. It was so sweet how Melanie, Isaac and Brody were the center of his life. Sending my condolences and prayers.

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