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Vern O "Pete" Ashford
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1900
Fort Collins
Larimer County
Colorado, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1974
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

Son of the late Ortis 'Zacha' and Abbie Abigail 'Abbie' Burch Ashford.

His early years were spent in Colorado, Arkansas and Joplin, Mo. At an early adult age he moved to Iowa with his mother and they made their home with his uncle Dick and Jack Burch. His entire adult life has been spent in Page County around the Braddyville area, moving to Braddyville, IA in 1934.

Pete married to Grace Anderson of Braddyville, IA on 22 Sep 1924. To this union 5 children were born.

Preceding him in death
Son:
Silas Vern Ashford 1965.

Surviving family:
Wife:
Drusilla 'Grace' Anderson of Braddyville, IA

Children:
Leo F 'Jack' Ashford of with his mother in Braddyville, IA
Wanda Lou Ashford Holder and husband Bill of St Joseph, MO
Bill "Billy' Lee Ashford of St Joseph, MO
Twila Anala of Denver, CO

Sister:
Twila Faye Ashford Alaca of California

Eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren.

Pete's working years were with Paris Dunn Mfg plant in Clarinda, county maintenance work and as a trucker, until he was forced to retire due to his health.

His hobby in later years was spent in doing leather handcraft, of which he was very skillful, his work was sold through out a wide area and friends will remember him yet, by using products he has made. He was always busy at his workbench, took great pride in the finished product and always had a cheery greeting for all.

He will be greatly missed by his family, other relatives and many friends.

"To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die."

Betty Hull conducted the services and burial was in Braddyville Cemetery. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Drusilla Grace Anderson Ashford (1908 - 1989)
 
 Children:
  Cheryl Ann Ashford (____ - 1944)*
  Leo F Ashford (1925 - 1980)*
  Wanda Lou Ashford Holder (1927 - 2002)*
  Silas Vern Ashford (1934 - 1974)*
  Billie Lee Ashford (1936 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Braddyville Cemetery
Braddyville
Page County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Sandy Hicks Mullins
Record added: Mar 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67121866
Vern O Pete Ashford
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- Sandy Hicks Mullins
 Added: May. 20, 2011
 
 
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