|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1923|
Big Horn County
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 2003|
Chester passed away peacefully at his home after a long and valiant battle with Cancer. He was 80 years old. He was born to Orson Vern Asay and Ella Faye Harris. Chet married Evelyn Waters on December 23, 1944 in Elizabeth Town, Kentucky. They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. He graduated from the University Of Utah, and went on to receive a Master's degree. Chet served 32 years in the US Armed Forces, retiring from the Air Force with the rank of Lt Col. He served during World War II in Japan and in Vietnam, and was posted to many different foreign locations through the years including Munich,London,Madrid and Tehran.
During his long life,he was dedicated to selfless service which included responsibilities as District Mission President,High Priest Group Leader and Branch President among other positions. Recently his most enjoyable assignment was at the MTC in Provo where he learned to deeply love the missionaries and all those that served with him.
Chester was many things, Rancher,Fisherman,Church Leader and Military Officer. But he was primarily a Husband,Father and Grandfather. He told magnificent stories,sang Ivan Skavinsky Skavar,Little Red Wing and a plethora of old cowboy songs during interminable car trips across the country and told hilarious jokes. Chester was also a dedicated genealogist and was close to all of his Asay cousins.
He left a wonderful legacy of hard work and success. he was a friend to literally thousands having lived and worked in all corners of the earth. He was courageous to the end,never believing that he would lose the battle with Cancer and he didn't.
O Death Where Is Thy Sting. O Grave Where Is Thy Victory?
Chester and Evelyn had the following children:
Ronald,Blaine,Brenda,George,Kevin and Kenneth.
Chester had eight siblings.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth and his wife Nila.
Funeral Services were held on Friday, June 13, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. in the Sharon 2nd Ward Chapel, 641 South 400 East in Orem.
A Viewing was held for Family and Friends on Thursday night at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street in Orem from 6-8 P.M. and also on Friday from 9:45-10:45 A.M. at the Ward Chapel.
Graveside Services followed at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park at Camp Williams with full Military Rites provided by VFW District #4.
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE CHET.
Orson Vern Asay (1894 - 1978)
Ella Fay Harris Asay (1896 - 1982)
Evelyn Waters Asay (1923 - 2010)*
Orson Harris Asay (1915 - 1991)*
Ida Vilate Asay Horton (1918 - 1992)*
Viola Asay Davis (1920 - 2003)*
Chester Harris "Chet" Asay (1923 - 2003)
Vernafay Asay Cahill (1936 - 1993)*
Utah State Veterans Memorial Park
Salt Lake County
Plot: Section C Site 521
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Apr 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18812796