Obituaries & Tributes

Aaron Theabolt: March 26, 1970 – Jan. 13, 2024

Aaron Theabolt passed away unexpectedly at the age of 53 in Bozeman, Mont. on Jan. 13, 2024.  

Aaron is survived by his parents, Jim and Ruth Theabolt of Creswell, Ore.; siblings, brother, Dwayne Theabolt of Eugene, Ore., and sister, Shayla Brown of Salem, Ore.; and nephews, Bradley Theabolt of Gladstone, Ore., Bennett Brown of Seattle, Wash., and Cooper Brown of Salem, Ore. 

Aaron was born in Goldendale, Wash. on March 26, 1970, to Jim and Ruth Theabolt.  He graduated from Creswell High School in 1988 and played baseball at Lane Community College. He enjoyed exploring the outdoors through jobs as a fishing guide in Alaska,and as a fishing and river guide in Vail, Colo. Aaron quickly rose to the top of his career when he moved to Springfield, Mo., to work for Bass Pro Shops in developing and marketing fishing products.  Later he joined  Simms Fishing Products as a manager of product development in Bozeman, Mont. Through these career opportunities, Aaron was able to travel the world and establish countless friendships that he treasured.   

Aaron’s true love was the outdoors. As a little boy, his love of fishing was introduced by his beloved grandfather Otha “Skeeter” Theabolt. He taught him the gift of tying flies and the best ways to navigate the Klickitat to catch a beautiful steelhead. Aaron’s knowledge of fishing and his love of all things outdoors continued to grow. He was an avid skier who was happiest floating through deep powder and bounding down a mountain. Aaron also loved hunting and often shared that his hunting trips helped him to experience nature to the fullest. He loved scuba diving and experiencing adventures in the open waters. Some of his happiest moments in life, however, included floating the Gallatin River with his sweet dog, Cheney.  

Aaron made his home in Bozeman, Mont., a place he described as a dream. Surrounded by the Bridger Mountains, and the waters of the Gallatin, family and friends find comfort in knowing that Aaron spent his final moments in God’s beautiful creation, a place he loved. He will be missed deeply by his family, friends, and all who knew him.  

A celebration of life service has yet to be determined at this time. 


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