DAVIS — Aaron Dean Digby was born May 21, 1947, in Wynnewood, Okla., to B.F. “Dick” and Irene (Pettigrew) Digby. He died Saturday, July 8, 2017, at his home, at the age of 70 years, 1 month and 17 days. Dean and the former Barbara Sue Mann were married on Jan. 6, 1967, in Davis.
Dean was a lifelong resident of Davis, graduating from Davis High School in 1966. While in high school, Dean was known as a true “All-Star” athlete, excelling in all sports. Following high school, he attended diesel mechanic school and spent 35 plus years working as a mechanic for the Dolese Brother’s Rock Quarry, retiring in 2010.
Dean was a very hardworking man, whose main goal in life was to provide the very best for his family. Being an avid sports fan, he loved traveling across the state watching his four children play sports. As much as he loved watching his children play, it did not compare to the love he had for watching his grandchildren play. The phrase “a sports family” truly describes the Digbys. He and Barbara were the biggest fans his family had.
Being with his family was his most cherished pastime. Whether it was just a small gathering of his immediate family or hosting a reunion for his entire family, Dean loved every minute of it. He also enjoyed fishing with his grandsons, wood-working, sitting on the porch observing nature and going to Babes to eat with family.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; three daughters, Tammie Webb and husband, T.J., Jerri Martin and husband, Mike and Jennifer Pierce and Jimmy; one son, Jason Digby and wife, Dana; mother, Irene Digby; brother, Ronnie Digby and Dixie; two sisters, Beverly Reynen and husband, Bob and Rhonda McCann and husband, Ron, all of Davis; nine grandchildren, Logan Webb, Jaden Martin, Casady Webb, Jordyn Romine, Jolie Romine, Cole Martin, Rance Digby, Brendyn “Fuzzy” Pierce and Asher Digby; one great-grandson, Cason Webb; as well as numerous niece, nephews and cousins.
Dean was preceded in death by his father, Dick Digby in January 1995.
A visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Hale’s Memorial Chapel. Online condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com. Services are entrusted to Hale’s Funeral Home, Davis.