August 26, 1972 - September 06, 2020
Aaron James Chamley, 48, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020 in North Dakota.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Monday, September 14, 2020, with visitation from 1 – 2 p.m. prior to the service, at Erath County Cowboy Church, 4945 U.S. Hwy 67, Stephenville, Texas 76401.
Graveside Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memory Gardens of the Valley, 5600 Mineral Wells Hwy., Weatherford, Texas 76088.
Memorials: North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, P. O. Box 137, Medora, ND 58645
Aaron was born on August 26th, 1972 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri to James and Carolyn Chamley. He was preceded in death by his brother, Alan, and survived by his sister, Brooke. In high school he enjoyed wrestling and rodeo. Aaron graduated from Higginsville High School in 1991 and went on to be a World Champion in the Little Britches Rodeo Association the same year. He attended Northwest Missouri State university on a rodeo scholarship. Aaron competed in calf roping and team roping while he was there.
He met his wife Kim, in 1995 at the Adel, Iowa rodeo. They were married on June 22nd, 1996. Aaron and Kim had a wonderful 23-year marriage. Unto this marriage was born his one and only daughter, Hailey. Anyone who knew Aaron knew that Hailey was the thing he cherished most in his life. His love for her was endless.
For all of his life he wanted to move to Texas. His job was finally able to take him to Stephenville, Texas in June of 2014. A lifelong dream had finally come true. Aaron not only was in his dream town, he also had his dream job at NAU Country. His coworkers and customers quickly became family.
In Texas he enjoyed golfing, roping, surfing, and being with friends and family. Roping gained him numerous friends all over the country. Among Aaron’s accomplishments were that he was a five-time IRCA Champion Header, 2011 Iowa’s Best Roper, five-time Great Lakes Circuit Finals contestant, and many more roping accomplishments. Roping eventually led him to meet Tami.
At the end of his life he lived in Willow Park with Tami and his daughter, Hailey. There he was able to do what he loved which was rope everyday with his forever roping partners.
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