1915 - 2001
||Afton Lewis |
||22 Nov 1915
||Provo, Utah, Utah
||23 Jan 2001
||Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona
- Afton Lewis Ashton Obituary
The Daily Herald - Friday, January 26
Afton Lewis Ashton, devoted wife, mother and grandmother,passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan 23, 2001, at her daughter's home in Mesa,Arizona.
Afton was born on November 22, 1915, in Provo, Utah to Thomas Joseph andI na Louisa Foote Lewis. She married her childhood sweetheart, Jess Ashton, on May 8, 1939, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Jess and Afton made their home in Provo and raised their four children surrounded by a large and supportive extended family. Jess passed away on May 4, 1969, and since that time Afton has devoted her life to building strong family ties.
Afton grew up in the Provo Pleasant View area where she was active in 4-H and excelled in school and student government. After receiving a scholarship to Utah State Agricultural College and attending for a year,she attended the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City returning home after a time to be close to her family. Afton worked as a bookkeeper throughout her entire life working at DTR Company, Wasatch Chemical Company with her husband, Wholesale Gas Inc., and P.F. Ashton's Auto Rentals. She continued working tirelessly until 78 years of age.
Active in the LDS Church, she served in Primary, Mutual, and in the Relief Society Presidency, spending much time organizing bazaars and sewing endlessly for them. She continued throughout the years using those talents as she sewed for her many granddaughters. Always actively involved in her children's lives, she served in the PTA and supported her children in their school and extra-curricular activities. She also enjoyed her association in the community with the Culturettes.
In recent years she spent much time compiling a life history which included not only her life story but also that of her children's. This project has left a great legacy for her family.
Afton is survived by her three daughters and one son: Geniel (Dickson) Huntington of Castledale, Utah; Janice (Frank) Gunnell of Logan, Utah; Margie (Lance) Willis of Mesa Ariz.; Gary (Annette) Ashton of Provo, Utah; 23 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Eldon (Zelma) Lewis and Wayne (Betty) Lewis.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Edgemont South Stake Center, 2950 N. Canyon Rd. in Provo. Friends may call 9:45 -10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the Stake Center. Internment will take place in the Provo City Cemetery.
||27 Jan 2001
||Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah
||13 Jun 2013 |
||Jess Davis Ashton, b. 6 Feb 1914, Provo, Utah, Utah , d. 4 May 1969, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah |
||8 May 1939
||Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
||10 Nov 2001 |