On Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, Aaron Lee Pointon, 39, was taken too soon in a tragic car accident outside of Bovill. Aaron was known for his electric smile, contagious laugh, exceptional musical abilities and his fierce love for his family and friends. He never backed down from a challenge and shared his knowledge and inspiration freely.
Aaron was born Dec. 21, 1977, in Moscow, to Don Lee Pointon and Denise Lynn Schroedl. He was older than his twin brother by 20 minutes and took his role as “big brother” seriously. As a child, Aaron enjoyed building forts, playing in the dirt, baseball and everything that is boy. In high school, Aaron was a member of the Valley Christian Center Church and met many friends in his church group, “InnerMission.” He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1996 and is remembered as a kind, intelligent and funny kid. You were never an outsider when you were around Aaron. Even on a bad day, Aaron was bound to make you laugh.
Due to his musical abilities, at a very young age, Aaron and his twin brother, Andy, began playing with the Lewis-Clark State College orchestra. If you gave Aaron a few minutes with any instrument he could learn to play it. Music was a way for Aaron to express himself and it became a lifelong passion for him. He played in numerous bands, both in Idaho and in California, some with very well-known artists. He is quoted as saying, “If I can’t be a legend, then at least I can leave a legacy.” His goal before he passed was to write a song a week until he ran out of material. Those who knew him would never doubt that he could.
This persistence and dedication made Aaron a hard worker, always going the extra mile to provide for his family. Aaron was a skilled electrician and was putting himself through school, working toward being a journeyman with the help of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers No. 569. He had many brothers in IBEW No. 569 and enjoyed the camaraderie they shared. He was a talented mason and mechanic, and some would even go so far as to say he was a good cook. Basically, anything he put his mind to, he could learn and do with ease.
While in San Diego with his beautiful family, Aaron loved being at the ocean or park playing horseshoes. He often took his family hiking around the San Diego area so that they could gain the love and respect for the great outdoors that he had attained growing up in Idaho. Aaron had just moved back to Idaho after many years in the San Diego area. He was happy to be home in Idaho, and felt at peace with his new-found adventure. He was looking forward to more camping, fishing, hiking, huckleberry picking and spending time with family and friends, both old and new.
Above all, Aaron found his greatest joy in being a father and was very family-oriented. He strived to make meaningful connections and to do right by his family and friends. He taught his children so much in his time with them, as they taught him about the significance and beauty of life. His pride for his children and family was evident within minutes of talking to him. His love for them can never be broken.
Aaron is survived by his loving parents, Denise and Heath Schroedl and Don Pointon and Sandy Wikum; grandmothers Edith Griffin and Margaret Pointon; siblings Andy Pointon, Nicole Dickson, Brad Gilbert, Max Pointon and Shannon Pointon; wife Anne Pointon; and his cherished children, Jessica, Talisha, Wesley and Hunter. He also is survived by his many in-laws, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who he loved and met along the way. Aaron will be joining his sister, Jamie Pointon, as they watch down on us from up above.
A celebration of life will be held in Aaron’s honor at 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at Gazebo Park, across from Merrell Park, in Elk River. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Aaron’s memorial fund at www.gofundme.com/aaron039s-memorial-fund. Donations will be used to support Aaron’s family with expenses as they navigate this difficult time.