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Alma Curtis Ashby
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Birth: Dec. 21, 1896
Lake Shore
Utah County
Utah, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1942
Maeser
Uintah County
Utah, USA

Maeser Farmer Sricken While on Mountain.

Alma Curtis Ashby, 45, of Maeser died Monday at 10 a,m. of heart attack while building a fence on the Joseph Hacking ranch in the Jackson Draw country, 45 miles northeast of here.

Employed at the Hacking ranch the past nine days, Mr. Ashby was woking with June Hacking, 32, of Maeser when he collapsed. Mr. Hacking trried to retrieve his companion but was unsuccessful.

Mr. Ashby was born December 21, 1896 at Lake Shore, a son of William and Sarah E. Markham Ashby. He moved to Vernal with his family in 1900 and attended schools here before entering the farming business.

He married Eva Clark in the Salt Lake Temple September 6, 1922.

Surviving are his widow; five sons and daughters, Ralph, Keith, Donald, Lowe, Barbara and Norma Ashby of Maeser; five brothers, William and Wells Ashby of Vernal;John L. Ashby of Murray; Don G. Ashby of Salt Lake City and Elias Ashby of Spanish Fork; three sisters, Mrs. Leona Hall of Vernal, Mrs. Hattie Murray of Altonah and Mrs. Mary Smith of Santaquin.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Maeser Ward Chapel.

-Vernal Express, October 29, 1942
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Funeral For Curtis Ashby Held At Maeser.

The funeral services of Alma Curtis Ashby, 45, of Maeser who died October 26, of a heart attack, were held Friday at 2:00 o'clock at the Maeser Ward Chapel. Bishop Lester Bingham conducted the services.

The opening number was a mixed quartet, "Oh My Father," the opening prayer was offered by Mark M. Hall. Another quartet number was sung, "Sometime We'll Understand."

The first speaker was Joseph P. Hacking who told of early acquaintances with the family of the deceased and his personal acquaintance. A solo was sung by Lucille Calder, "Lay My Head Beneath A Rose." President Archie Johnson gave sentiments which were expressed by friends and neighbors. W. E. Bodily gave the closing remarks for the bishopric.

A duet by May Calder and Mae Jorgenson, "When I'm Gone I Won't Forget." Closing remarks and prayer were by Victor L. Bingham. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery with Carl B. Richens dedicating the grave.

Pallbearers were Harvey and Harold McKee, Joseph and Sidney Merkley, Leslie P; Thacker and Morgan Merkley. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Elders quorum and close friends, Mark Pope, June Hacking, Howard Williams, Ed Hoeft, Lynn Mecham, Philip Hall and Melvin Jorgenson.

Mr. Ashby was born December 21, 1896 at Lake Shore, a son of William and Sarah E. Markham Ashby. Early in 1900 he came with his parents to the Uintah Basin and they located on the homestead where his family now resides.

He married Eva Clark in the Salt Lake Temple September 6, 1922. His wife, five sons and daughters survive: Ralph, Keith and Donald Ashby of Maeser, also eight brothrs and sisters, William and Wells Ashby of Vernal; John L. of Murray; Don C. of Salt Lake City and Elias of Spanish Fork; Mrs. Leonia Hall of Vernal; Mrs. Atta Murray of Altonah; and Mrs. Mary Smith of Santaquin.

-Vernal Express, November 5, 1942
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Alma Curtis Ashby

Alma "Curtis" Ashby was born to Sarah Elizabeth Markham and William Ashby Sr. In the early spring of 1922 he met and courted Evelyn Eliza (Evah)Clark. She had just returned from a mission to the eastern states. They had a happy courtship and the family was happy with his choice of bride. Curtis married Evelyn Evah Clark on September 1, 1922 in Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was a proud man and father, a choice father who loved his family. He loved his neighbors and had many friends. He loved farming and cared for his animals. There was never a neighbor who asked a favor who was ever turned down, a soft spoken person with a sense of humor that his son Don and daughter Norma inherited. He was a great story teller, which all enjoyed.

Curtis worked hard to maintain a good living for his family. When unable to make it farming he sought work elsewhere. He was never too proud of what the job might be, and he always did his best plus extra.

Depression years were hard, but looking back it was a happy time of life. The children didn't realize how hard times were as children growing up, or how hard Curtis had to work, but they lived a good life and all their needs were well supplied.

Curtis loved horses and was always proud of a good matched team. His animals were well cared for both winter and summer. He had a good dog and a pet cat that stayed around the granary and the corrals, and was fed fresh milk at each milking.

These are but a few of the attributes of a kind and gentle man who lived a good life, though a short one. It was full, and well remembered by all who knew and loved and shared with him. The memory of him is very choice. He died October 26, 1926 of a heart attack while working in the mountains that he loved. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Ashby (1854 - 1920)
  Sarah Elizabeth Markham Ashby (1857 - 1913)
 
 Spouse:
  Evelyn Eliza Clark McConkie Roberts (1898 - 1982)
 
 Children:
  Norma Ashby Marshall (1921 - 1995)*
  Keith Markham Ashby (1931 - 1952)*
  Donald Loe Ashby (1933 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Ashby (1879 - 1944)*
  Atta Armelia Ashby Murray (1882 - 1951)*
  Stephen Wells Ashby (1884 - 1949)*
  John Latham Ashby (1887 - 1948)*
  Hannah "Leonia" Ashby Hall (1889 - 1952)*
  Don Carlos Ashby (1892 - 1951)*
  Mary Irvine Ashby Smith (1894 - 1952)*
  Alma Curtis Ashby (1896 - 1942)
  Elias Ashby (1899 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maeser Fairview Cemetery
Vernal
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Plot: L48, S1
 
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: May 14, 2007
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- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Sep. 29, 2010
Alma Curtis Ashby is my great grand uncle.
- Rhonda
 Added: May. 14, 2009
 
 
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