|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1923|
Big Horn County
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1966|
Funeral services for Wealtha Irene Asay, 43, were held Saturday, Aug. 27, in the Gold chapel of the Big Horn Stake Center under the direction of Bishop Harris Asay of the Lovell Second Ward.
Mrs. Asay died in a Billings hospital Aug. 24 after a illness of about two weeks.
Wilmer Nicholls delivered the funeral sermon and Mrs. Jake Adolf read the obituary. Music was provided by a three ward Singing mothers group who sang "Sometimes We'll Understand," and Mrs. Phil Reasch, who sang "The Old Rugged Cross," The closing song, "Beyond the Sunset," was sung by the Welch brothers, Art, Ford, Scott and John, accompanied by Mrs. Ora Welch. Janis Tippetts was accompanist and organist for the other numbers.
The invocation was offered by Maurice Asay and the benediction by Floyd Allred.
Pall bearers included Mrs. Asay's five brothers, Norman, Lynn, Gerald, Bob and Dick Doerr and Arch Asay. Honorary pall bearers were Maurice Asay and Jim Ball.
Mrs. Irene Doerr Asay was born June 2, 1923, at Lovell, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Doerr. Her girlhood spent in Lovell, and she received her schooling here.
Her father died tragically when she was 15 years of age. Her mother passed away in 1952.
She was married to Edward Orvin Asay Sept. 22, 1942, and on Jan. 26, 1955, they were married in the Salt Lake City LDS temple.
Their second child, a son, Gerald, died in April, 1956, at the age of seven years, of leukemia following an illness of 16 months. Her youngest sister, Beverly was killed in an auto accident in 1959.
She fulfilled with enthusiasm and diligence her responsibilities to her church, in the Relief Society, Primary and MIA positions. Her greatest devotion was to her Cub Scouts.
Mrs. Asay is survived by her husband Orvin and their two children, Janis and Scott of the family home. Her five brothers, and a sister, Mrs. James Ball of Casper.
Interment was held at the Lovell cemetery, where Mrs. Asay's uncle, Erwin Lynn, dedicated the grave. Arrangements were under the direction of Haskell's Funeral Home.
(The Lovell Chronicle September 1, 1966)
Mrs. Orvin Asay Dies in Hospital
LOVELL -- Mrs. Orvin (Wealtha Irene) Asay, 43, died in a Billings, Mont., hospital Wednesday night.
Mrs. Asay was born June 9, 1923, in Lovell, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Doerr. She had spent her entire life in this area.
On Sept. 22, 1942, she was married to Orvin Asay. She was a member of the LDS church.
Survivors include her husband, a daughter, Janis, and one son, Scott, all of Lovell; one sister, Mrs. James Ball of Casper, and five brothers Lynn Doerr of Long Beach, Calif., Norman, Gerald and Vic Doerr, all of Lovell and Bob Doerr of Byron.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Lovell LDS chapel, with Bishop Harris Asay officiating. Burial will be in Lovell cemetery. Haskell funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Carl John Doerr (1894 - 1938)
Estella Lynn Doerr (1898 - 1952)
Edward Orvin Asay (1919 - 2010)*
Gerald Orvin Asay (1949 - 1956)*
Carl Lynn Doerr (1918 - 2000)*
Albert Norman Doerr (1919 - 1975)*
Gerald Jay Doerr (1921 - 2005)*
Wealtha "Irene" Irene Doerr Asay (1923 - 1966)
Elenora Susan Doerr Ball (1926 - 2009)*
Richard John Doerr (1929 - 2002)*
Beverly Doerr Mower (1937 - 1959)*
Big Horn County
Created by: Lovell Cemetery
Record added: Jul 10, 2009
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