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 Don Ferrin Ashworth

Don Ferrin Ashworth

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 11 Feb 1995 (aged 74)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 33251 · View Source
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Don Ferrin Ashworth, age 74, died February 11, 1995 on the way to the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

He was born January 6, 1921 in Salt Lake City to Paul Parrish and Jane Ferrin Ashworth. He married Julia Clark Sorensen of Richfield, Utah on May 15, 1946, in the Manti LDS Temple.

He graduated from South High and received his BS in engineering and business administration from the University of Utah. As a lifelong member of the LDS Church, he held many positions and especially enjoyed his years as Gospel Doctrine instructor and Seventies and High Priest group leader as well as often being an organist and chorister.

As a young man, he was a missionary in Brazil, and recently he and his wife were stake missionaries. He was also counselor in the stake mission presidency. He served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater, entering France on Omaha Beach the day after D-Day. He was awarded a commission in the field when his unit entered Germany. He also saw action in Korea and was a combat engineer company commander (captain).

His professional activities included sales for Burroughs Corp., and he owned small businesses in Santa Barbara, California and Salt Lake City. He was an investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor, from which he retired in 1987.

He is survived by his wife, Julia, and their children, Bruce D. (Dianna) Ashworth, Jolene (Ray) Simon, David W. Ashworth, and Randy C. Ashworth all of Salt Lake City; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His brothers and sisters are: Faye (George) Maxwell, Gayle C. (Bruce, deceased), Lloyd, and Clinton (Rachel) Ashworth. Recently preceded in death by his brother, Dell (Faughn) Ashworth.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 15, 1995, at 11 a.m. in the Hillcrest 7th Ward, 8584 South 1000 East. Friends may call Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 10600 South 1700 East, and Wednesday at the ward chapel, 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Murray City Cemetery.

Source- Deseret News Monday, February 13, 1995 Obituary

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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33251
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Don Ferrin Ashworth (6 Jan 1921–11 Feb 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33251, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .