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Mrs Idyl Louise Ray Ashford
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1894
Bowie County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1961
Bowie County
Texas, USA

Idyl Louise (Ray) Ashford is a descendant of Cader Atkins Parker and Louisa Candler (Beard) parker. Cader and Louisa's daughter, Missouri (Parker) Helms was Idyl's maternal grandmother. Idyl was a gifted pianist who also served her community as public school teacher, church organist, piano teacher, and correspondent for the Texarkana newspaper. She received a classical education as well as having earned a Master's Degree in Education from East Texas State College. She was a member of the DAR, Children of the Confederacy, and the Eastern Star. She was presented with numerous community service awards. She had two sons: Robert Mann Ashford and Hugh Ray Ashford. She has five grandchildren (3 from Robert (Bob) Ashford; (2 from Hugh Ray Ashford). She has a total of 9 Great grandchildren , 6 of whom are from granddaughter Elizabeth Ann (Ashford) Limb-Thompson. IDYL has 10 Great-great grandchildren from Elizabeth's lineage, as of January 1st,2014. . She was admired and respected by all those who had the good fortune of knowing her. IDYL ASHFORD'S life was devoted to the service of others.She was my beloved grandmother.
Note: This cemetery is named CENTER RIDGE CEMETARY
Autrey Family Cemetery
Bowie County
Texas, USA
Created by: Elizabeth Thompson
Record added: Feb 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65357277
Mrs Idyl Louise <i>Ray</i> Ashford
Added by: Mike White
Mrs Idyl Louise <i>Ray</i> Ashford
Added by: Elizabeth Thompson
Mrs Idyl Louise <i>Ray</i> Ashford
Added by: Elizabeth Thompson
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These roses presented by the DESCENDANTS OF MY BELOVED GRANDMOTHER, IDYL LOUISE ( nee RAY) ASHFORD:Two children:1. Robert Mann Ashford, January 19192. Hugh Ray Ashford, April 21,1921Five Grandchildren:1. John Robert Ashford, October 12, 19422. Michael Har...(Read more)
- Elizabeth Ann (Ashford) Limb/Andolora/Thompson
 Added: Jan. 3, 2014
My Dearest "Lili", as I called you, supposededly because I couldn't say Idyl. It has been fifty years next month, April 21st, that you went home to Heaven. I still miss you. You were the most kind and loving grandmother a girl could ever have. You were...(Read more)
- Elizabeth Thompson
 Added: Mar. 10, 2011

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