Aiden Michael (Silvertip Grizzly Bear) Finley, age 20, was born on Feb. 18, 1998 and due to a tragic accident was taken from us on Dec. 8, 2018. Aiden was a proud member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe. He was the son of Tricia Finley and Mandi Gullotta of Polson.
Aiden was very proud of his accomplishments with the Special Olympics and loved his Special Olympics family. He proudly graduated from the Montana Youth Challenge Academy as “Cadet Finley,” and graduated from Polson High School with the class of 2016.
As a young man he was known for his amazing manners and always saying, “Ladies first.” He loved to make people laugh with his awkward sense of humor. Aiden enjoyed music, could conquer any video game and really enjoyed swimming anywhere there was water.
Aiden is survived by his moms, Tricia Finley and Mandi Gullotta; his Grama Georgi Mitchell; his sisters, Audrey Finley, and Suzannah and Kalista Clark; his Uncle Doug and Aunt Theresa; his Auntie Jocelyn and Uncle Donny; his Auntie Marisa and Uncle Eric; his Aunt Jessie Jean McDonald; his Uncle JD Nichols; his Auntie Jadi Jo; his bonus mom, Dani Bisson; his girlfriend, Camas Rose; and many other relatives and special friends.
A wake for Aiden will begin Wednesday, December 12th at 11:00 am, Rosary will be Wednesday night at 8:00 pm, and the funeral service will be Thursday, December 13th at 10:00 am, all at Elmo Hall. Burial to follow at Dayton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Proactive Living Facility that is being built to provide a living facility for adults living with autism. Donations may be sent to: 45466 N. Foothills Dr. in Ronan or visit the website at: www.proactivelivingfacility.org.
Aiden was loved and will be missed.