Aspen Harvey Hunt, 34, a.k.a. Rick Harvey Padley, Jr., our beloved dad, son, brother, uncle, lover, friend and Dirty Bird, flew away from us on Jan. 27, 2010. He was a unique man unlike any other. He was born Aug. 28, 1975 to Carole Hunt and Richard Padley.
A highly accomplished musician, singer, and songwriter, Aspen formed his band, The Dirty Birds. He leaves so much of himself for so many. We will find and follow him in his flight through the music he left behind for us.
He found his greatest joy in his son, Sean, and his daughter, Aria. He dearly loved his family, his friends, his beautiful women, expensive food, Fish Lake, aspen trees, menthol smokes, beer, feathers, angels, symbols, and most parts of himself.
He was a true White Trash Warrior. He was proud and confident in himself even through the darkest times. He fought the demons of drug addiction for many years and embraced his inner angel when he was clean. Aspen welcomed all of life at the deepest level and found love and peace in his own self-worth.
He is survived by his son, Sean Petersen, his daughter, Aria Sunday Hunt, his mom, Carole Hunt (Richard) Hanson, his dad, Richard (Se Ho) Padley, big sis, Lisa (Shawn) Adamson, big bro, Miguel Peterson (Rachel), adored twin bro, Matthew Padley, little bro, Nathan Padley (Heather), his love, Shandy Winward, special aunt, Linda Hunt Anton, aunts, Sue, Lori, Kristen, many nephews, cousins, family, and a cast of a thousand friends.
A celebration of Aspen’s life will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Bountiful Elks Lodge No. 2442, located at 544 West 400 North in Bountiful, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your stories, some munchies, your laughter, and be ready for the concert of a lifetime. Fly free, our Dirty Bird.