Aaron (Butchie) Epipanio Ayoso\nwas born in Kapaau, Kohala, Hawaii on November 16, 1952. He was proud to be from the small town, Niulii, and lived at the end of the dirt road - off of Keokea Park Road. He was the second child of Epipanio Ayoso and Glannie Kahula Kapeliela Ayoso. Loved ones were with him when Heavenly Father called him home on November 22, 2021. He was also known as Son, Grandson, Brother, Cousin, Nephew, Friend, Husband, Uncle, Father, Dad, Coach, and Grandpa/Papa. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and has a firm testimony of the gospel and a great love for his family. He served in many callings, but being a primary teacher was the calling that he was most passionate about. In his youth, he was always active in scouting and became an Eagle Scout and received his Duty to God award at a very young age. Throughout his life, he used skills that he learned from being a scout. His parents were always involved in scouting; and in 1963, his family earned the Scouting Family of the Year award on his island.\n \nFrom a very young age, he learned to be a hard worker, first learning gardening skills from his grandparents while working in their very large yard. His first paying job was working for his grandma - he gathered the best leaves from the lauhala trees earning 10 cents for a full basket, so she could earn money weaving baskets and other items. At 8 years old, he earned money selling post cards, so he could buy a tent for scout camping. Other jobs he had were picking pineapple for Del Monte, being a cover seed man, macadamia nut picker, and a knapsack sprayer, and other jobs for the Kohala Sugar Company. While in high school, he enjoyed being a Campus Police Officer, being a member of the Future Farmers of America, and he excelled in Industrial Arts. He attended Halaula and Makapala elementary schools and graduated from Kohala High School in 1970. In his leisure time, he loved to surf and spear fish with his friends and family.\n \nAfter graduation, he left the Big Island to attend Church College of Hawaii (BYU Hawaii). He excelled in surfing and beach bumming while attending classes there. He also enjoyed being employed as a draftsman for the Polynesian Cultural Center and helped design the Maori Village. In 1973, he decided he wanted to major in Drafting and Design and found some of his friends were leaving to attend Brigham Young University in Provo; so he found Utah Technical College (UVU), Provo campus, offered the degree he desired, so he left too. While attending college in Utah, he earned money working for a builder, framing houses and also coating pipes for Geneva Steel. In 1975, he needed a break from college, and his heart was empty without his sweetheart, Shar, whom he met on a blind/blind date for his 21st birthday (best present ever!); so he went to visit her in Richmond, California, where her home was. He decided he would stay there and ended up being employed for a year and a half, by J.J. Newberry department store as a stock boy; but his fellow workers better knew him as receiving clerk, custodian, security guard and carpenter. While there, he enjoyed working in his ward as a youth leader in the scouting program and coaching the youth in softball, volleyball and basketball. In l976, he decided he really wanted to come back to Provo, Utah to complete his degree. In 1977, he graduated with his Associate’s degree in Design and Drafting from Utah Technical College (UVU). Shortly after graduating, he obtained a job with Provo City as a land surveyor for nine years and then as an engineering inspector for nearly 25 years for the Engineering and Public Works Departments and retired after nearly 35 years in 2012.\n \nIn 1977, he married Sharlene Lucile Robinson, and they welcomed eight children: Robin Leihua McCorristin (Kenny), Jared Keikipanio (Erika), Tyson Kamaile (Mercedes), Bryce Aaron Kapeliela (Madi), Travis Leimana (Tiffani), Holly Kahula Pinney (Julian), Kyle Kalima (Megan), and Byron Anakoni. Most of their romantic dates were special trips to the grocery store. He would say that many people worked to play, but he worked to eat; consequently, he loved to cook, and we all loved to eat what he cooked. While working and raising his family, he coached nearly every sport his children were involved in for many years - starting with t-ball, coach pitch, baseball, volleyball, basketball, football, and wrestling. He would go to the library and check out books and videos to study, so he could learn everything he needed to know to help coach what ended up being at least 1,000 or more youth, through all the years, that were on his teams. He was always willing to serve and made a lasting impression on many. He and his wife have been blessed with 15 beautiful grandchildren: Alex, Tyson, Trayce, Bentley, Boo, Hazel, Beau, Jax, Olivia, Luke, Jared, Travis, Anakoni, Kaipo, and Conley. His family misses him greatly, because they love him so much - but know he is having a wonderful reunion with his parents, grandparents, son and brother. He is also survived by his sister, Renee (Melvin) Ako of Kohala, Hawaii; brothers, Byron (Amanda) Ayoso of Hilo, Hawaii; and Raymond Ehu Pule of Cheney, Washington, along with numerous nieces and nephews. \n \nA visitation will be held Friday, December 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 North University Avenue, Provo, Utah, 84604. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 18th, at 1:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 1090 West 1020 South, Provo, Utah 84601. The service will be broadcast live at sunset3rd.com.