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Afton Lewis

Female 1915 - 2001  (85 years)


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  • Name Afton Lewis 
    Born 22 Nov 1915  Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Jan 2001  Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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.
    Buried 27 Jan 2001  Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8422754  7_families
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2013 

    Family Jess Davis Ashton,   b. 6 Feb 1914, Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1969, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 8 May 1939  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2001 
    Family ID F2668432  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Nov 1915 - Provo, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 May 1939 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jan 2001 - Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Jan 2001 - Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
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