Steven C. Aubrey, 43
Steven C. Aubrey, was born Nov. 6, 1967, in Blackfoot to John Robert “Bob” and Kaye Johnson Aubrey. He passed away Dec. 31, 2010, in Pocatello from complications associated with a perforated bowel.
Steve lived life with passion and love. His greatest love was his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was a baptized member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The second great love of his life was law. A study of the Constitution lead him to debate for Blackfoot High School, Dixie College and Boise State University. He debated at national competitions for all three schools, from which he graduated. He also coached six high school students to national level competitions. Going to law school was the culmination of a dream for Steve.
After graduating from Boise State, he attended the Gonzaga School of Law. While working for Nash and Prothro, a Spokane law firm, he opened his own law office. He also practiced law in Wenatchee and Renton, Wash. He enjoyed giving free legal advice.
His love of music began when he was a child, listening to Neil Diamond’s drummer. He started piano at age eight and moved on to drums in the sixth grade. He performed with the award-winning BHS concert and marching bands. At Boise he played with the rock band “Out of Control.” The last year of his life he started painting in oils.
Steve’s love of history eventually led him to become a professional genealogist. A 300-page compilation of his research on a family line dating to 1800 is awaiting printing.
According to family legend Steve and his siblings became good cooks out of necessity to prevent starvation. He began his culinary studies at the Gable House in St. George, Utah. Every place he lived or visited, he picked up new recipes. The last five years he cooked with the family’s Dutch oven catering business, Double Dutch.
Sports have been a passion of Steve’s for decades. Because of osteopetrosis, a bone disease, the sports of baseball, football, basketball and tennis have been replaced by golf. The family motto is: “It’s all about football”, his favorites being the Minnesota Vikings, Bosie State University Broncos, and beating his brother Garren in fantasy football.
Survivors include his parents; his grandparents Whitney and Donna Lott Johnson of Blackfoot; his sister and best friend, Shelley of Pocatello; brothers, Rob (Lauri) of Blackfoot and Garren (Debra) of Pocatello and his foster brother Trudell Ironrope of Idaho Falls.
His aunts and uncles are Sharlene and Hugh Sandow and Ruth Ann Johnson of Blackfoot, Rick and Mary Lou Aubrey of Lava Hot Springs, Dave and Micci Aubrey of Soda Springs and Don and Ann Aubrey of Bothell, Wash. Seven cousins are B.J. Stinger, Michelle Aubrey, Brandi Aubrey, Markell Jackman, Jennifer Flores, Jesse Aubrey and John Aubrey. Additional blessings are 20 and one-half nieces and nephews, his godson Steve Chamberlain of Idaho Falls, foster son Ethan Ciccone of Boise and his girlfriend, Jori Lang of Roy, Utah.
We will miss you Steve.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Floyd and Elenora Aubrey.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, and again for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.