|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1907|
|Death: ||Nov. 25, 1965|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Funeral Honors Rulon Wells Ashby, Accident Victim.
Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Maeser First Ward Chapel for Rulon Wells Ashby, 58, who died Thursday evening of the last week in a Salt Lake hospital following complications of injuries suffered in an automobile accident November 1.
Mr Ashby was born July 14, 1907 to Ambrosine (Zina) Hacking Ashby and Stephen Wells Ashby and was the oldest child. He was preceded in death by his sister, father and mother. He was born in Maeser, lived in Lapoint in early childhood, and spent most of his life in Ashley Valley except for short periods in Colorado, Wyoming and Salt Lake City. He married Elsie Henry, May 25, 1929 in Vernal.
After attending local schools his work included the raising of livestock, sheep herding, mining, worked at Yellowstone Park, timber contractor, store owner, rancher and a life insurance and real estate salesman in which he was engaged at the time of his death. He was a member of the Life Insurance Underwriters Training Council.
Mr. Ashby was an elder in the LDS Church and his service included scout work, deacon's advisor, MIA athletic director and coach, MIA drama director and he was currently serving on the ward finance committee.
He was an outdoor man whose hobbies were fishing, hunting, rock collecting and he also collected coins.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Lila) Thacker of Vernal; two sons, Gary H. of Seattle, and Dr. Kenny of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Philip (Thora) Hall of Vernal and Mrs. George (Anna) Oldham also of Vernal; and two brothers, Harold of Vernal and Ward of Salt Lake City.
Prayer at the mortuary was offered by Harvey McKee. At the funeral services Melba Eaton played the prelude and postlude music and President LaMond Tullis gave the invocation.
A trio consisting of Danna Dee Smith, Eloise Adams and Mildred Mansfield sang "One Fleeting Hour" accompanied by Melba Eaton.
A biographical sketch was given by Doyle Huber, a business partner. The first speaker was Fullmer Tebbs, an insurance company executive.
Reginald Burchinal played an instrumental solo accompanied by Mrs. Neva Bingham.
Bishop Douglas Lawson was the second speaker, and Dorothy Luck sang "Beyond the Sunset" accompanied by Mrs. Eva Hatch.
Ken Proctor, a business associate, offered the benediction. Ivan Hall, a nephew, dedicated the grave.
The Relief Society helped with the flowers and lunch was served at the Harold Ashby home.
Pallbearers were brothers and brothers-in-law; Harold Ashby, Ward Ashby, Philip Hall, George Oldham, LaMond Tullis and Loyd Henry.
Honorary pallbearers were Floyd Needles, Owen Hacking, Owen Bodily, Ivan Hall, Clyde Ashby, Boyd Ashby, David Ashby, James Oldham, Doyle Huber, Matt Mathee, Ken Proctor, Maurice Henry, Garnt Holfeltz, Anthon Colton, Lawrence Colton, Jim Corbett, Frank Flowers, Ezra Merkley, Frank Colton, Reginald Burchinal, Enoch Stewart, Guy Stewart, Clifford Harmon, Grant Beebe, Dean Huber, Wilmer Murray and Fullmer Tebbs.
Burial was in the Vernal Memorial Park Cemetery.
-Vernal Express, December 2, 1965, transcribed by granddaughter Rhonda Holton
Rulon Ashby of Maeser, who was injured recently in an automobile accident, was rushed to a Salt Lake hospital Tuesday following a stroke.
His condition was reported as critcal.
-Vernal Express, November 1965
Rulon W Ashby
Rulon Wells Ashby was the first born to Ambrosine (Zina) Hacking Ashby and Stephen Wells Ashby. Rulon loved adventure and rode a horse down a mountain while standing bareback.
Rulon married Elsie Henry on May 25, 1929 in Vernal, Utah. They were both adventurers and shared activities such as mountain climbing and collecting fossils & valuable stones, petrified wood and the like.
Rulon and Elsie had three children: Gary, Lila, and Kenny Ashby. Rulon was from the "old school" of thinking and was a very tough parent to his sons. He babied his only daughter Lila and didn't want her to even do dishes.
-From his granddaughter Rhonda Holton
Stephen Wells Ashby (1884 - 1949)
Ambrosine Hacking Ashby (1884 - 1963)
Elsie Henry Ashby (1909 - 2002)*
Rulon Wells Ashby (1907 - 1965)
Harold Clive Ashby (1909 - 1980)*
Thora Ashby Hall (1910 - 1994)*
Sara Ashby (1915 - 1930)*
Ward Hacking Ashby (1917 - 1998)*
Anna Ashby Oldham (1922 - 1992)*
Vernal Memorial Park
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: May 07, 2007
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