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07/13/1974 ~ 08/12/2013
The family of Aaron Kent Alford is deeply saddened by his untimely and tragic passing.
He was the youngest of three sons born to Robert L. and Gloria M. Alford in Kent, Ohio.
Aaron was a passionate and successful athlete. He played football for Colorado State University, graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Science and a Masters in Higher Education.
His passion for football led to a career in coaching, leading, and mentoring young men. He coached Football at CSU, Southern Utah University from 1999-2000, Western Illinois 2001, Wyoming in 2002, Akron 2004-2006, and University of Utah 2007-2010 during their 13-0 Sugar Bowl season!
He met his loving wife, Linda Stover Alford, while coaching at Southern Utah University in 1999. They were married in July of 2001. Together Aaron and Linda have raised three beautiful sons, Elijah, Maxwell, and Samuel.
Aaron was recently the Executive Director of New Beginnings Behavioral Treatment Agency in West Jordan, a center for troubled youth. He was also selected and hired as the Athletic Director for Park City High School and simultaneously served on the Ute Conference Board.
Aaron was a devoted Christian. His love for the Lord shone through every interaction he had. His passion in life was God, his family, youth, and sports.
There are no words to describe how much Aaron will be missed by his family, friends, and by all those lives he touched and mentored.
Aaron was preceded in death by his father Robert Sr. and is survived by his wife, Linda, sons, Elijah (14), Maxwell (9), and Samuel (9), mother, Gloria, brothers, Tony (Trina) and Robert, parents in law, Dick and Margy Stover, sisters- in-law Keara (Greg) Sardo, Suzy (Dave) Appel, Becky (Ryan) Stouffer, and multiple uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held on Friday August 16th from 4:00-7:00. Services will be held on Saturday August 17th at 10:00. Both will take place at Mountain Life Church, 7375 North Silver Creek Road, Park City, Utah.
Gifts may be given to support the family either at
or through The Aaron Alford Memorial Fund established at Wells Fargo (acct # 2685560050).
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Aug. 15, 2013
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"39 years ago, Robert and I were given the special gift, Aaron Alford. We loved and enjoyed his physical..."
- Gloria Alford
"Aaron is my nephew. I say is because he"is" more now than he ever was on earth.the family is overwhelmed..."
- sylvia henderson
"Dear Alford Family I was shocked to hear of the passing of Aaron. Aaron was one of my favorite players..."
- Keith Arguello
"It is hard to understand the impact of Aaron and the team of '92. As their Coach I can share that I..."
- Mike Poore
"We are so very sorry to hear of Aaron's passing. We will always remember him from his years in Colo..."
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