Aaron Michael Lybarger was born December 18, 1970, to Glenn and Barbara Lybarger in Denver, Colorado. At a young age, Aaron and his family were introduced to Jehovah’s Witnesses. His love and appreciation for Jehovah God grew to motivate him to be baptized in March 1986. He graduated high school in 1989 and went on working toward his goal of becoming a firefighter. He graduated from the fire academy in March 1992 and was immediately hired by West Metro Fire Rescue. In August 1992, he married the love of his life, Andrea Asmus, and has two beautiful girls, Amanda and Anna Belle. In 2016, Aaron and his family welcomed his great niece and nephew, Delilah and Zekiah, into their family.
Aaron was known as a kind, gentle person with a very active sense of humor and true caring concern for others. He devoted his life to his family and community. He was a loving husband and father and active member of his congregation, where he showed an amazing ability to touch people’s hearts with Bible truth.
He was a well-respected firefighter and a member of the Colorado Urban Search and Rescue team that responded to the terrorist attack on 9/11 in New York. Due to his career as a firefighter and as a responder at Ground Zero, he developed stomach cancer, a battle that he could not win. I have fought the fine fight, I have run the race to the finish, I have observed the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7.
When we think of our beloved Aaron, we think of his love of Jehovah and his ministry, his service with West Metro Fire Rescue, four wheeling in his jeep, weekends at the family cabin, his BBQ skills, and his family’s hospitality in their home. Aaron fell asleep in death on June 2, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. He remains not only in their memory, but most importantly in Jehovah’s memory. We all feel the hurt in our hearts missing this amazing son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and friend. Knowing that death is only temporary, he is only sleeping. We look forward to seeing him again in his tomorrow.
Aaron was preceded in death by his sisters, Cherie and Laurie. Aaron is survived by his wife, Andrea; his daughters, Amanda and Anna Belle; his parents, Barbara and Glenn; and his brother, Eric. He is also survived by two generations of nieces and nephews and other loving family members. All will miss him, including his loving brothers and sisters in his congregation and loving brotherhood of his fellow firefighters.