Brett was a genuinely nice guy. He was funny, smart, and great with us kids. He was quite the prankster even as an adult, and really helped us all have a good time. Most of my memories of him were from the times I was with the Aura's for Satch's birthday when we were all young kids. Those were fun times, I wish there were more of them. My deepest condolences to the Aura's and all the guys at the company. Cathy, Satch, Kurt, Daphne, keep your head up. I wish you guys the all the best for the future.
Hello to all the Aura family,
Brett was a part of my family life a long time ago - but a person too special to be forgotton.
Brett -"Teddy Bear" a cherished and loving man.
God Blessings and Peace to Brett's family ! Mary Beth (Juenger) Smiderle((
Cathy, James, Kurt, Daphne, & Kellen
I am so sorry to have just recently heard of Brett's passing.
All throughout our high schoool years, Brett was my most dearest friend. As a young man, your father was extremely honest, hardworking, and had a very gentle soul. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and the biggest heart.
One of my most cherished gifts from Brett, was my first dog, a beautiful black labrador retriever named Shadow. Soon after receiving Shadow, Brett gave me another dog, a doberman named Prancer. Prancer was supposed to be a guard dog for Aura Hardwoods, but one day Aura Hardwoods was robbed, and the robbers locked Prancer in an office. Everyone soon realized that Prancer was too nice to guard anything. So Prancer became Shadow's brother. I remember that Brett had such a deep love for dogs, he had mentioned several times to me, that one day when he is older he would like to open up a dog shelter for lost dogs, so they wouldn't have to go to the pound.
Brett was a huge part of my growing up years, and I will always cherish the wonderful memories I have of him. I thank him for sharing a small part of his life with me, and he truly was a blessing in my life!
James, Kurt, and Daphne - Take Care of one another especially your mother Cathy, and may you all take comfort in knowing that your father is in heaven smiling down and watching over you!
May Brett rest in beautiful peaceful sleep, and may God Bless your family always!
Lori Juenger Stull
Dear Aura family,
My deepest sympathy to you all. I'm sorry that I just recently heard of Brett's passing. Brett was such a great guy and I have many fond memories of Brett during his high school days and a bit later after high school. He was a wonderful and kind guy that you could always rely on. He was a positive person who never had a mean thing to say about anyone, he always looked for the good. He was a true friend to all.
Just a few years ago we corresponded by email and caught up with our lives, and I am so thankful I had that short communication with Brett. He was so proud of his family.
May you find comfort in each other, and God bless you. Jill Juenger Salamanca
Brett Aura always has been and always will be a most cherished member of the El Dorado Hills Taekwondo Family. He was already a student at the club when I took it over in the summer of 1994. He wasn't there at the time because he was fishing in Minnesota; and also running in a marathon in my home town of Duluth. He came back and was one of the 1st students that I promoted to Black Belt. I was his instructor, but I think I learned more from him than he ever did from me. He loved to practice Taekwondo. His duties at Aura Hardwoods eventually kept him from actively training, but he supported our club unconditionally for over 17 years. There are literally hundreds of students over the years who passed their tests by breaking boards supplied by Aura Hardwoods. If I lived 5 lifetimes I could never repay his generosity. We always talked about the day when he could come back to train with us again. I hope that they have Taekwondo in Heaven. And I hope that God recognizes the Black Belt Certification he got from me so he doesn't have to start over. We mourn this loss along with the extended Aura family. His name and memory will live on at our school. He is an amazing man and friend.