Aaron Keating Dickey • September 22, 2021
Our beloved Aaron Keating Dickey, age 68, passed away into God’s graces on September 22, 2021 in Pensacola, FL. He had been hospitalized for a month at the Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL when his heart finally gave out. Aaron had a warrior’s spirit, as well as a deeply compassionate soul, and was a fighter until the end. He will be forever loved and remembered.
Aaron was born on January 10, 1953, to Darrel Lester and Grace Ruth (Brant) Dickey in Spokane, WA. After graduating from North Central High School in Spokane, WA in 1971, he married Gail Allen and joined the U. S. Air Force, serving honorably and with great love and devotion for God and his country. He was a passionate Patriot.
Aaron had several careers during his lifetime. He served eight years in the US Air Force; worked for the US Postal Service, resigning in 2000; owned his own landscaping business; worked for Intel as an IT contractor; and the last position he held was Range Safety Officer at the Ft. Carson, CO shooting range. He enjoyed that position so much, but gave it up to follow Bee on her assignment with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, where she was assigned to Wiesbaden, Germany for the year of 2016. He often told Bee that the position of Range Safety Officer had been the most fulfilling. He enjoyed working with a variety of clients at the range and he absolutely loved teaching them how to shoot safely and accurately.
He had many recreational pursuits. He loved to race and travel on motorcycles, snow-skiing, boating, traveling, flying airplanes and helicopters, golfing, fishing, and PADI diving. He loved music and played the trumpet, guitar, harmonica, and he took some violin lessons on his grandfather’s restored violin. He had a wonderful baritone voice and would often hum as he wandered around the house.
Aaron married Bee on November 27, 2009, and they had a wonderful life together. Aaron loved his family and friends and would often say, “Family by blood or family by adoption, it’s all the same,” but he loved God above all else. He never knew a stranger and was always kind to everyone he would meet. He was passionate about his Bible study and often studied with Bee. Aaron dealt with difficult situations with humor and he was a masterful jokester. No situation remained tense for too long with Aaron on the scene.
Aaron is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Belinda (Bee) Morgan Dickey, of Bailey, Colorado; two sons and their families from his marriage to Gail Allen: Keith Aaron Dickey, his wife, Cheri, and grand-daughter Zayden and Sean Allen Dickey and his wife, Marina. He is also survived by a daughter, Katie Lynn Saint, from his relationship with Debra Saint; his sister, Charlotte Marie Hise and her husband, Robert; stepson Matthew Plowman, his wife Jaya, grand-daughters Alexi and Ilana, and grandsons Tristan and Gabriel. Tristan gave Aaron his first great-granddaughter, Charlie, in 2020 and stepson,Kevin Plowman, his wife, Kalee, and grand-daughters Sage and Sloane; stepdaughter Chris Schieffer, her husband, Luke, and two-grandsons Walker and Marshall and stepdaughter Kim LeFevre. Aaron is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Aaron is predeceased by his parents, Darrel and Grace Dickey; and his siblings: Grace Claire, Darrel Loren, Darlene Ruth, Diane Jean and Dolores Dickey.
Aaron’s remains will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. The date for the service will be set by the cemetery, but a date of November 27, 2022, will be requested so that he can be interred on his anniversary with Bee.
In the interim, a Celebration of Life is planned at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73, Evergreen, CO 80439 on October 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. The Celebration will be streamed live on Evergreen Lutheran Church’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/EvergreenLutheranChurch and will be recorded for viewing later.
The family asks that donations be made in memory of Aaron to Evergreen Christian Outreach through ColoradoGives.Org (https://www.coloradogives.org/EChO).
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