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Aaron Nathaniel Muckleroy, the beloved husband and forever best friend of Amanda Lyn Platt Muckleroy, passed away from a tragic accident on March 24, 2022. He was just 36 years old. He left this life being held in the arms of his wife, knowing that she loved him more than anything else in this world.
Aaron was born January 8, 1986 in Gilmer, Texas to his loving parents Wayne Muckleroy and Valerie Ault. He was raised in Texas with his five sisters who adored him. His sisters would tell you that he was one of the kindest, happiest, and funniest people they knew. His nickname was Smiley because that’s all he ever did. Aaron spent his life loving and caring for his family.
Aaron and Amanda met and developed an online friendship that eventually led to Aaron moving to Utah in 2010. He and Amanda were married December 7, 2012 in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. Aaron and Amanda’s beautiful love story ended too soon, but in their nearly 10 years of marriage, their lives were filled with love, laughter, loyalty, gratitude, and a connection that will hold them together, even as they’re apart.
Aaron was a self-taught computer guru and programmer. He was well respected by his co-workers and very much needed by his family members. Our technical skills are lacking and we’re not sure what we will do without our number one IT guy.
Aaron was an avid gamer, a terrible joke teller, a lover of pickles, bacon, Whoppers and Dr. Pepper, an amazing cook, a converted Disney fan, a world class gift giver, and a person you just enjoyed being around. (But really, his jokes were terrible.)
Aaron lived his life with Muscular Dystrophy. He was the bravest little boy and he tolerated so much pain and suffering. As an adult he suffered quietly, and unless you knew him well, you would never even know.
What Aaron lacked in physical ability was compensated ten-fold by the size of his heart.
Kindness and goodness have followed him all the days of his life. He was a friend to everyone he met. He listened intently to what you were saying and was quick to express his love and compassion. He was the favorite uncle of his nieces and nephews and was lovingly called their tickle monster. When Aaron was in the room no one else mattered to his nieces and nephews.
Aaron was the perfect husband for Amanda. He loved her fiercely, championed her in everything, defended her always, and would do anything in the world for her. Together, Aaron and Amanda lived a life filled with selfless service. Those of us who have had the opportunity to be blessed by their love are better because of it. Aaron’s love will continue, and we have no doubt that he will never be too far from his Amanda.
Aaron had a firm belief in his Heavenly Father, trusted in prayer, lived by faith, and taught others to do the same by his example. Aaron’s passing has left a hole that will never be filled, but those of us who love him most are forever grateful that before he left, he lived.
Aaron was preceded in death by his father Wayne Muckleroy, and we smiled just a little at the thought of their reunion. He was also preceded in death by his grandfathers Bryan Ault and Lewis Muckleroy.
Aaron is survived by his wife Amanda Lyn Platt Muckleroy, his mother Valerie Ault, his sisters Amber Muckleroy, Ashley Searcy (Jonathan), Adrienne Deutsch (Chris), Ariel Dunn (Brady), and Aubrey Muckleroy, and his grandmothers Johnnie Ault Bailey (Rowan) and Doris Muckleroy. He is also survived by the family he married into, in-laws who loved him like a son and a brother.
Most importantly, only after Amanda, Aaron is survived by David, Gavin, Taylor, Paxton, Knox, Cason, Clara, Allie, Nick, Kate, Ruthie, Lizzie, Tia, Erika, Gabi, Sami, Tyler, Tasha, Ani, Josh, Tanner, Olivia, Emily, Winn, Clara, JP, and Lydia…his nieces and nephews who will forever and always love and miss their Uncle Aaron. (And who are probably jealous of the time that baby Liam is getting with Aaron before he joins his family here in July.)
A memorial service, or Aaron’s Day, will take place Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 828 South Locust Avenue, Pleasant Grove, UT where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:00 - 10:45 am prior to funeral services. Interment will be in the Lindon City Cemetery. Funeral directors – Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist Amanda https://gofund.me/612c11a5 (please follow link below) or if you prefer you can send donations in care of Amanda’s sister to @noellelivingston.
Amanda and Aaron’s family would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the outpouring of love we’ve received since Aaron’s passing.