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Aaron Benjamin Dalley

June 7, 1977 — June 25, 2024

Valencia, California

Aaron Benjamin Dalley, 47, of Valencia, California, returned to his Heavenly Father on June 25, 2024, after suffering sudden cardiac arrest while traveling with his family. 

Aaron was raised in Sandy, Utah, the youngest child of Sandra Dalley and Orien Dalley. He attended Brighton High School, where he excelled in academics and loved playing football. He loved the outdoors from an early age and spent his childhood at the family cabin. He was a maniac on a snowmobile. Aaron had a profound appreciation and love for Star Wars and would watch it every morning. He learned to quote the entire dialogue of the movie, and continued to do so for the rest of his life. He was a devoted brother who helped his siblings through all of life’s challenges.

From the time he was a little boy, Aaron loved cars and all things to do with them. At age 15, he started working at his Dad’s mechanic shop and was able to turn something he was passionate about into a career. Aaron’s knowledge and work ethic helped him achieve high ranking positions at a very young age; first with Dealer Tire, then with Volkswagen of America. He worked extremely hard to provide for his family. 

He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Milan, Italy mission. He loved his mission, and it was a major influence in his life. He loved to tell mission stories and shared his love of Italy with his family. After his mission, he met Kristen and she stole his heart. There was never anyone he loved and adored more. They were married in the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple on July 7, 1999. 

Aaron loved his family fiercely and was a devoted Father. He never missed any activities in his kids' lives if he could help it. He was President of the VHS cross country booster club, a Santa Clarita Storm track club coach, a soccer referee and a coach for Pop-Warner football. He loved cheering for his kids and could be heard from anywhere at any venue. 

As a family, he loved weekend boating, mountain bike get-aways, hiking, USC and Dodger games. He enjoyed taking Kristen on amazing trips around the world. He adored his girls and they held a special place in his heart. Carson was his buddy and he loved doing everything and anything with him. Aaron guided and protected his family through any adventure and the realities of life. He could figure out any situation thrown at him and made everyone feel safe. 

Aaron was a man’s man. He loved guns, the outdoors, his boat and truck. Aaron could fix anything and professed to know everything. He also had a soft side and was silly and playful with his kids, and was obsessed with his poodle puppies, Bella and Penny. Aaron never stopped; he was always busy. He set and lived up to high expectations and enjoyed accomplishing new things. He filled a room and had a commanding presence. His charming, honest personality helped people accept hard truths. He had a way with words that made people feel cared for and loved. Aaron was extremely patriotic and loved his country. No one stood taller than Aaron when the national anthem played. 

Aaron was the patriarch, the father figure, the church guy, and the sheriff of the street. He was the person everyone knew to call when they needed help and he would drop everything to come to their aid. He would drive for hours to ensure his family and friends were cared for.

Aaron was a spiritual giant. You could go to him with a problem, concern or heartache and he would always bear testimony of Heavenly Father’s love for us, the atonement of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father’s plan. He had a firm testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and knew that families will be together forever. Aaron knew the Savior and he tried to emulate Him throughout his life. 

We love you and we know you are with us always.

Aaron is survived by his wife Kristen, daughters Payden, Hazel and Tatum and son Carson, his mother Sandra Dalley, his father Orien (Kathy) Dalley, his sisters Alicia (Mario) Schroeder and Catherine (Brice) Marshall. He is preceded in death by his big brother Capt. Nathan Dalley, and beloved nephew Kaleb Schroeder and biological Father Stephen Kesler.

Utah Funeral Services will be held at Memorial Mountainview Mortuary on Saturday July 13th at 12:00 pm. The viewing will precede the service from 10:00- 11:45 am that morning. Located at 3115 Bengal Blvd., Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Saturday, July 13, 2024

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Saturday, July 13, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, Cemetery and Pet Garden

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Saturday, July 13, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

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