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Benjamin Bradley Sims died surrounded by his loving family on November 8, 2022 after a tragic hiking accident near his home on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. He was born on April 5, 1982 in Ogden, Utah to Brad and Marilyn Sims. He was a graduate of Fremont High School and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North Spanish-speaking Mission in New York, New York City. While attending Weber State University, Ben followed his entrepreneurial spirit. Ben owned his own car lot and obtained his real estate license where he made several investments and real estate exchanges. This entrepreneurial drive motivated Ben to work even harder. Every business had the same motive: to provide for his wife and family.

On June 29, 2006, he married the love of his life, Aimee Baldwin, in the Salt Lake Temple. Aimee made Ben’s life complete and together they worked so hard to build the future of their dreams. He absolutely adored Aimee and was so motivated by her love that he worked tirelessly to create a good work-life balance. He loved being a father and sharing his interests and hobbies with his children. His beautiful daughters Ari and Quinn and sweet little boy Roman were the light of his life. They love their father and will miss him very much. He was so gentle and warm with them, their daily walks on the beach and weekly “adventures” created an unbreakable bond. On the back seat of his truck he had space for Roman’s hiking backpack. He was always willing to bring his little boy.

Ben enjoyed the outdoors and loved being active. He would spend time with his father, brother and in-laws hunting, golfing, fishing and simply enjoying their company. He enjoyed trying new things and taking on new challenges in sports, hiking, skateboarding, surfing and fitness.

He loved the Savior and quietly followed His example. His love for the Lord was manifested in his daily actions and the way he treated people. He was a true friend and accepted everyone without judgment and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was trustworthy, loyal, and possessed a voice of reason that could calmly resolve conflicts.

Ben slowly and patiently moved his family to Hawaii to pursue their dreams, where he helped a small solar and roofing company (Skyta) grow into the company it is now. He was a model professional and created a blueprint for business growth and success. His workmates became his friends and part of his “Hawaii Ohana,” along with very supportive community members and neighbors.

Ben is survived by his wife Aimee and their three children Ari Jane (11), Quinn Lorene (9) and Roman Thunder (1). Also from his parents Brad and Marilyn Sims, his siblings and their spouses Angie (Ryan) Henderson, Mandy (Jamie) Minnoch, Katie (Adam) Doxey, Megan (Jeremy) Splattstoeser and Jared (Amber) Sims. Also from his in-laws Dwight and Cindy Baldwin and their two sons Shane (Angie) Baldwin and Caleb (Casee) Baldwin and all his nieces and nephews. We love you Ben! He is preceded in death by his grandparents Max and Selma Wilson and Jack and Katherine Sims, and Aimee’s grandparents Robert and Lorene Russell

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 23 at 10:00 a.m. at the Farr West Poplar Stake Center, 1745 No. 2300 West, Farr West, UT where viewings on Tuesday, November 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: 12:00 a.m. and on the Wednesday before, the service takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Ben’s service will be broadcast live and can be viewed on his obituary page at

orders entrusted to Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden UT 84404.