Gary Dennis Aho, 44, passed away May 15, 2008. Survived by his wife, Kathy Aho; mother, Evelyn Aho of Pueblo; brothers, Dave (Susie) Meadows of Pueblo West and Jeff Aho of Pueblo; nieces, Kristen (Paul) Spicola, and Julie Upton; nephews, Brett Bond and Max Upton, all of Pueblo; grandniece, Mckenzie Meadows; grandnephew, Chase Spicola; uncle, Wesley (Ann) Heikkila of Wright, Minn.; parents-in-law, Rich and Karen Mundell of Littleton; brother-in-law, Trey (Sheri) Mundell of Manzanola; sister-in-law, Mary (Gary) Townsend of Colorado City and their daughter, Abby; numerous friends and other relatives. Preceded in death by his father, Reino Aho; sister, Linda Bond; niece, Dacia Bond; and nephew, Damian Meadows. Gary was born Dec. 24, 1963, in Cloquet, Minn. He owned and operated Gary Aho Trucking. He was also an avid hunter and motorcycle rider. Gary was very hard working and a perfectionist. He was very likable and made friends with everyone he met. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2008, at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Bikers United Toy Run or Our Lady of the Meadows, through the funeral home. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Kathy, Dave, & Family

    I can’t even put in to words of how sorry I am for your loss. It kills me to think of the pain that you are all feeling. The shock of finding out yesterday was like a nightmare. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. He was a smile, a laugh, a breath of fresh air from a bad day. He was a good friend and somone you were proud to be friends with. He will be missed everyday. I’m so sorry!!!!

    Love, Gina Carleo & Ron Sniff

  2. Kathy:

    Just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you during this terrible time. We are so sorry for your loss.

  3. Dear Evelyn,
    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. The loss of a child, no matter what age, is so hard on a parent. Take care of you and know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of all your friends.

  4. Kathy,

    We cannot express the loss of Gary. We thought he was larger than life. I know Gary would not like all the saddness in our hearts but he will be so missed. Like the song said, “You changed me”, Gary, you changed us. Love Mark and Shauna

  5. Kathy,
    Our hearts are so heavy with sadness for you, Gary was such a good man and even though we didn’t know him very well we were touched by his warmth and his big smile and friendly manner. You and you family will be in our prayers.

  6. Dear Kathy–I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. God be with you.

  7. EVELYN, MY PRAYERS AND TOUGHTS ARE
    WITH. SORRY I WAS NOT WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME, BUT I AM RECOVERING FROM A STROKE I HAD ON APRIL 25TH. I LOOK FORWARD SEEING YOU FOR OUR MEETINGS, SINCERLYYOUR EAGLE SISTER BELIA

  8. Dear Aho Family,
    I am sadden to hear of Gary’s passing. I was in the same conformation class with Gary at King of Kings church many years ago. He always made the class laugh. May family, friends and memories comfort and fill you with peace.

  9. Dear Dave and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I allways enjoyed talking and visiting with Gary when he was at our store in PW to haul a machine.
    My prayers for your entire family in this difficult time.
    Regards, John Strong

  10. Dear Kathy,
    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Life is just so precious that sometimes we don’t realize how fast it can be gone. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and I pray that God will give you the strength you need to get through this. Remember, God does not give us more than we can handle, please reach out to him in your time of need. God Bless you Kathy…Love and prayers, Kathy & Kelly Wyatt

  11. Dear Kathy,

    We are sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. It is difficult to convey our thoughts and prayers of sympathy that goes out to you but know that we will keep Gary in our heart and thoughts and prayers.

    Lovingly,

    Leon and Sherrie Gil

  12. Kathy,

    We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Words cannot describe what we really want to say but please know that we are thinking of you. I know Vic will miss his friend on the road.

  13. Dear Mrs. E. Aho, Kathy, Dave, Brett and Aho Family:
    Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you, as always. (I) will always remember Gary’s brilliant smile, his upbeat personality, and his ornery look sometimes when he was about to crack a joke or tease one of the kids at family gatherings. Gary is a beautiful spirit! May your wonderful memories of him carry you through. – – Alicia Martinez (and Hijar Family)

  14. Kathy and The Aho Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Gary will be missed by so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, always.

  15. Dear Kathy,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Teresa and Joe Valenti

  16. Dear Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss and what you are going through. Unfortunately we were unable to make arrangements to attend the services but please know that we are thinking of all of you. I know God will give you strengthen you as you mourn and grieve your loss. Kathy, I know you have a great support in your family but if you would like to talk please call me…. Please share my condolences with your folks.
    Love to all of you, Pam

  17. Kathy,
    I have only known Gary for a short time, but the time I spent getting to know him was a very positive experience. I enjoyed our comon interests we had for trucks and motorcycles, it was always a pleasure when Gary came into the dealership so we sit and visit. He was a true “proffesional” in his field and will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. Dear Kathy, I’m so very,very sorry for your loss. Gary was a great guy. Please know we are thinking of you and your family at this sad time. If you need anything ,please let me know. Love, Dilyn

  19. Kathy,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Gary was such an incredible person, he will be missed by all who ever had the pleasure of knowing him. If you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to call, we will always be here for you.

    Sincerely,
    Rich and Cristal Whittaker

  20. Kathy, We are so very sorry for loss.
    Gary was a wonderful guy! If you ever need anything or would just like to talk and hang out, please don’t hesitate to call. 547-3857

    Love,
    Diahn and Danielle

  21. Kathy, We are so very sorry for your loss, We will always be here for you. God Bless you and your family.
    Steve & Lisa Hager

  22. Dear Kathy, Gary and his father Ray are and will remain always good friends of mine. My prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely George Caldwell

  23. Dear Kathy,
    There are no words to express how sorry I am. I alsways enjoyed Gary when you guys came out and I know that you have a hard road ahead of you. I just want you to know how sorry I am that I can’t be there with you at the time but as one that’s been through this you’ll going to need support and help later and at that time I just want you to know that I’m always available to listen and help in any way that I can. Also Kathy if you feel the need to get away I’d love to have you come and stay for what ever amount of time you want, I have plenty of room and the kids would love to see you also. Just to let you know that your in my prayers and thoughts. Also Gary must be in pretty good company know it looks like we have several angels looking after us know. I’m sure Heaven is having quite a great time with Gary and of course Danny up there to keep things lively. Love Connie

  24. Kathy,
    I am so lost for words. Sorry can not be enough. I will always cherish the smile, laughter and fun he shared with us. We are going to miss him dearly and always will think of him. If you ever need to talk or need anything, we are always here. You will always be in our hearts. Love you Kathy.

  25. Dear Kathy and Evelyn,

    It’s hard to find the words to express the loss I feel with Gary’s passing. Kathy, you’ve lost a excellent husband and best friend – Evelyn,you lost a son that any mother would have been proud of. The rest of us of lost a good friend who will be missed by many. Several in the trucking business have contacted me to share their shock, sadness, and stories. We all want to help in anyway you might need it. God Bless you both.

  26. Dear Kathy,
    We are deeply sorry about your loss. Gary will be missed by so many, if there is any thing we can do for you, please let us know. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

  27. Dear Kathy
    I was very sad to hear about Gary. He was always very friendly. My heart and prayers are with you and yours.
    Respectfully yours,
    Esther

  28. Dear Evelyn & Family,
    I was very saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. Although I hadn’t seen Gary for years, I remember making quick friends during his summer visits with Ann & Wesley in MN during our younger days of the 1970’s. Wesley is a good teacher and you could see Gary was a quick learner when it came to “mechanicing” on things. He was into Peterbilt’s and motorcycles already then. I’m sure he enjoyed trucking. Please know we are thinking about all of you at this sad time.

  29. DEAR AHO FAMILY,
    I AM SADDENED TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. GARY ALWAYS BROUGHT A SMILE TO MY FACE EACH TIME I SAW HIM. ANGEL, IN DISGUISE, AT MY DOWN TIMES. WILL MISS HIM TERRIBLY! GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AS THEY DEAL WITH THE PAIN OF YOUR LOSS.

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